Frequently Asked Questions
When is Ring Dance 2017?
The 82nd Ring Dance will be on April 29, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field.
Why does the dance cost so much money?
Ring Dance is our largest class fundraiser. For the past four years, the Class of 2017 Council has been raising money to donate to Texas A&M in the form of a class gift. All proceeds made from this year’s Ring Dance will go towards that gift. We have listened to students' concerns about ticket costs and are doing all we can to address the issue and ensure that your time at Ring Dance will be memorable!
What are we supposed to wear?
Ring Dance is a formal event. Most women dress in formal dresses and men in suits or tuxedos.
Can I bring a date who does not attend Texas A&M University?
Yes! You may come with your friends or with a date and they do not have to attend or have attended Texas A&M University in the past. All guests must have a ticket to the Ring Dance.
What can I expect?
Before 2017, Ring Dance was held at the Memorial Student Center in multiple rooms. Because our attendance has become much larger over the years, we have moved the dance to the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field. This allows us to bring everyone back into one room while still keeping true to the spirit of Ring Dance. Kyle Field is working with us this year to make the experience of Ring Dance as special as it has been for the past 81 years.
Are the pictures included in the price?
Photos are not included in the ticket price. Please see the photography page for more information.
Will we be getting a gift at the end of the night?
Gifts are included in the ticket price. Only one gift per attendee. Gifts will be given on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
There will also be an opportunity to gamble with play money in the casino. You will turn your chips in for tickets to be put into a raffle at the end of the night. In past years we have had Benjamin Knox prints, diamonds for your Aggie Ring from David Gardners, etc.
Should we eat dinner before we come?
Cake will be served throughout the dance, however, we recommend eating before as most of what is served is light and snack sized.
What do you do at Ring Dance?
Ring Dance is a time to come together as a class and celebrate our time together at A&M. We have a variety of different entertainment, including live music and a casino. At the end of the night, we will raffle off items, perform the Aggie Ring Ceremony, have a Fightin' Texas Aggie Yell Practice, and end with our class singing "Spirit of Aggieland" one last time.
I'm from a previous class, but I missed my Ring Dance. Can I come to this years?
As Old Army, you are welcome to this year's Ring Dance. We're sorry that you missed your Ring Dance, but we'd be happy to celebrate with you!
Who can I contact if I have any other questions?
Ring Dance Directors: Amanda Salinas '17 and Emma Douglas '17
Class Center 125
John J. Koldus Building
1236 TAMU College Station, TX 77844