Officials at StFX say one of the best moments for students at the university is coming up.
The X-Ring ceremony is being held at the Keating Centre at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mary Jessie MacLellan, the university’s director of alumni affairs, says they’ve been told their ring is the third most popular in the world, aside from the Papal Ring and the Super Bowl Ring.
MacLellan tells The Hawk the fame of the ring creates connections among students after they graduate.
“Because the ring is recognized when they travel and everywhere they go, people will pick you out,” she says. “‘Oh look, you have a ring- what year did you graduate?’ It’s that common bond between Xaverians after they graduate, the ring sort of signifies your experience.”
MacLellan says students look forward to the ring from when they first step on campus as freshmen, but also before if they have family members who attended StFX.
She says it’s an important time for graduating students.
“It’s an amazing reaction- they’re very excited,” she says. “It’s definitely one of the highlights of a senior’s year at StFX.”
MacLellan says 880 students will get their rings Sunday.
She says it’s a day of celebration for students and their family members.
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