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However, the Class Ring Tradition truly began in 1912 when the Class of 1914 chose a student committee to design a class ring, which would be unique and meaningful to class members.
Today, Virginia Tech is one of only a few colleges and universities that maintains a traditional class ring program.
The runners attend the Homecoming pep rally to rally the crowd and then hold a ceremony the day of the game, which includes running the ball into the stadium.
Each collection includes certain elements: the screaming eagle, American flag, campus buildings and an interlocking chain around the bezel.
Ranger Company, the Army ROTC company, has performed the Game-ball Run every year since 1977, although the tradition likely originated with the Virginia Tech-VMI football games years before that.
This tradition consists of members of Ranger Company running the game ball for 100 miles around campus during the week of the annual Homecoming football game.
Also visit the History of the Alumni Association Hokie Stone is the “trademark” of the university’s architectural beauty and it’s likely the most enduring visual memory that alumni carry long after their time on campus.
Known as “our native stone” when first used in campus building construction in 1899, this attractive and distinctive lime stone more recently assumed the moniker “Hokie Stone,” reflecting it as a Virginia Tech architectural tradition.
The chain represents “the strength of many united as one.” Each Ring Committee adds unique designs reflecting their respective class experiences.