As part of a new tradition, UA Army ROTC students placed official student class rings for the Class of 2016 inside Denny Chimes on the UA campus at 6:31 p.m., Thursday, April 14. The rings will be removed at 6:31 p.m. Friday, April 15, before being presented to students in a ceremony. The time – 1831 in military time – symbolizes 1831, the founding year of UA.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.