Today is the day, fellow Ags. Congratulations to all of the normally-paced seniors and overachieving should-be juniors who earned the piece of gold that will no doubt ensure you land a job anywhere your little heart desires. The Mugdown has compiled necessary steps that both ring recipients and families should take to preserve this day as one that’s more important than graduation.
For the Ring Recipients:
Printed/electronic Instagram post holding “I Ordered My Aggie Ring”, two forms of ID, and ticket
This year the Association has new requirements for picking up your ring. In years past, two forms of ID and your ticket were sufficient enough to transform into a truly employable Aggie. However, starting this September, each senior will be required to present the Instagram photo they posted the day they ordered their gold, along with the two forms of ID and the Ring Day passbook ticket. After all, pics or you didn’t order it.
In-focus picture of Aggie Ring
Whether you are giggling or crying hysterically in the moment, it does not matter, because only your hand will be in focus. All that matters is that your future is set because you finally earned it. As stated above, pics or it didn’t happen.
Make sure you decide who will put on your ring before the time comes
Nothing is more uncomfortable than having your redass, Old Army, cargo-short-wearing dad get in a “discussion” with your mom over who will be sliding that piece of gold on your finger. Your mom probably deserves that honor more after all of the hour-long phone calls about tests and breakups; however, play it safe—let your grandma do it.
For the Families:
This is not an hour-long ceremony!
Don’t be confused by all of the hype and sweaty people. Your beloved recipient may beg you to drive for hours and take off work, but more likely than not, you will be saying to yourself, “That was it?”
Bring that fan you got from the Nationwide booth before the last home game
You will be wondering why you are drenched in sweat, wearing heels or boots, waiting to watch your second cousin (the one that is really hard to get along with) put a ring on their finger. But you’re related and you’re Aggies, so you’ll be there. Better dig out that crappy fan from your bedroom trash bin—you’re going to need it.
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