As juniors, students participate in a tradition as old as the college itself: the ring ceremony. This history of the Emmanuel College ring began in the early 1920s and we continue to celebrate this tradition today.
The Junior Ring and Tassel Ceremony is an important tradition for juniors at Emmanuel as they celebrate their status as upper-class students. Juniors participating in the ceremony select an alumnus or current senior to present them with their ring and/or tassel to support them in their continued success at Emmanuel.
The Emmanuel College ring symbolizes the rich heritage of Emmanuel, serving as a reminder of an Emmanuel education and of the bonds students share with the Emmanuel community, especially with the graduates of the past nine decades.
When the students of the 1920s clamored for a college ring, President Sr. Helen Madeleine, SND, consulted prominent jewelers who submitted designs and prices, which she then brought to the faculty and students. Tiffany's of New York was the unanimous choice. The ring, in gold with a lapis lazuli stone, carries the college's colors. The seal of the college is engraved on the side of the ring. Today, students select their ring from a wide selection of styles.