The Islander Alumni Association and the University unveiled the Official Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Ring in 1999. The Official Islander Ring is a symbol of achievement, unity and University spirit. At a glance, these meticulously-styled keepsakes will distinguish Texas A&M-Corpus Christi alumni from all others and serve as a lasting symbol of accomplishment.

To guarantee the integrity of the tradition, the design will never change and will be passed from generation to generation as future students and alumni await the chance to wear their Islander Ring. Wearers of the Islander Ring will recognize their fellow alumni and share their pride in A&M-Corpus Christi.


Any Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Undergraduate student with 75 hours or more hours (at least 25 at TAMU-CC) and Graduate students with 25 or more qualify for the official Islander Ring. Completed hours are determined by the Registrar’s Office at the end of each semester and verified before ordering. Rings can be ordered with an official Balfour Representative at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters, at Fall, Spring or Summer Grad Fair, by visiting the Woo Sung Lee Welcome Center during normal business hours, or by visiting Balfour.com/tamucc.


The Islander Ring is a major part of the University’s tradition. Juniors and seniors wear the ring with the school name facing them. Upon the granting of degrees at commencement, graduates turn the ring around, with the name facing outward. This symbolizes that the graduate is now ready to face new challenges outside the University.