The most anticipated event of the cadetship besides breakout and graduation is Ring Figure, typically held in November during the second class year. During that weekend, cadets receive their class rings.
Each class’ ring is unique, with one side containing pictorial representations and symbols of the things that define the class as a whole, such as memorable events of the ratline or certain aspects of the Institute that the class holds particularly dear.
November 21, 6:30 p.m.
Class Supper, Cocke Hall
Cadets and invited guests only. Dress code for guests: Dress blues or business formal
November 22, 10:30 a.m.
Crozet Family Brunch, Crozet Hall
Class of 2021, dates and family. Dress code for guests: Class B or business casual
Price for family and dates: $10 each
November 22, 12:30 p.m.
Ring Presentation, Cameron Hall
Doors open at 11:45 a.m.
Open to the public. Dress code for guests: Class B or business casual
An optional ring blessing will be held after the presentation in Jackson Memorial Hall.
November 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Superintendent's Reception, Superintendent's Quarters
Cadets and invited guests only. Dress code for male guests: Mess dress or white tie. Dress code for female guests: floor-length white gown with white, elbow-length gloves. (Transportation to the Ball will be provided)
November 22, 7 - 10 p.m.
Ring Figure Ball, Marshall Hall
Cadets and invited guests only. Parents may not attend unless they are as a cadet's date. Dress code for guests: Mess dress or white tie. Dress code for female guests: floor-length white gown with white, elbow-length gloves.
November 22, 10 p.m. - Midnight
Cadets and dates only
November 23, 1 p.m.
Second classmen will not march down with the Corps. Dates can join them at the game.
What to Wear
Women: Attire for non-cadet women is a white floor-length evening dress, white shoes, elbow-length white gloves. We recommend dresses be lined since you will be in the spotlight both front and back when walking through the ring.
Men: White tuxedo with black bow tie, cummerbund or vest, and black shoes, or mess dress if so desired by respective military personnel.
Underclass cadet dates: Coatee, white ducks/long skirt for women
Military personnel: Mess dress if so desired.
Attire for dates attending the Ring Presentation is a jacket, shirt and tie for men and dress slacks or skirt and nice blouse/shirt/sweater for women.
Dress casual for civilians