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The most memorable day of an Aggie’s life

Over 80 students receive their Aggie Ring

By Mylasia Miklas, '20

|Photo: Alinoe Roussie

On November 2, Texas A&M University at Galveston hosted Aggie Ring day for 86 students in the Aggie Special Event Center (ASEC). Dozens of relatives and friends gathered to join in commemorating the academic accomplishments of these students.

Ring day was welcomed by congratulatory words of Michael Fossum, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Taylor Kemp, the Student Specialist for Texas A&M University at Galveston campus. Ring Day festivities was also accompanied by a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yell Practice to not only celebrate the distribution of Aggie Rings, but to also give visitors a look into the other traditions of Texas A&M.

Since 1889, Aggies have proudly worn their rings to remind them of their time spend here at Texas A&M. However, receiving an Aggie Ring is no easy task. In order to be eligible, a student must complete a total of 90 credit hours and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. During the ceremony, Taylor Kemp explained why the Aggie Ring is so special. Stating that “ Those who have earned the right to wear the Aggie ring have cleared some of the toughest requirements in the country. Making it one of the most treasured items an Aggie can possess.”

If you believe you are eligible for your Aggie Ring, be sure to check your overall hours and GPA on howdy. The next Aggie Ring Day is scheduled for April 12, 2019, however payments will be due between January 7 to February 13, 2019. To learn more about ordering your Aggie Ring, please visit for more information.