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SFA Big Dip Ring Ceremony
Posted 11 - 27 - 2012


November 27, 2012 / J. Barroeta


SFA Big Dip Ring Ceremony to take place on Nov. 30

Nearly 250 upperclassman students are preparing to show their purple pride at the “The Big Dip” ring ceremony on Friday, November 30 at Stephen F. Austin State University.

The event is SFA’s official ring presentation ceremony and will begin at noon in the Grand Ballroom at the Stephen F. Austin Baker Pattillo Student Center. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for seating. Students who have purchased a ring are guaranteed seating. Guest seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the ceremony, students will be called to come onto the stage, dip their hands in the purple dye and cross the stage to greet Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president. Pattillo will present the rings to students. Immediately following the conclusion of the event, a group photo will be taken on the staircase of the student center atrium.

The Bip Dip is a right of passage for upperclassmen as they are soon to graduate and become proud alumni. The ring design incorporates symbols and features specifically chosen to capture the Lumberjack experience.

Nacogdoches businesses supporting The Big Dip provide various discounts for Big Dip participants on Friday afternoon and night. Supporters include Auntie Pasta’s, Barn Bar & Grill, Barnes & Nobles, Bullfrogs, Butcher Boys, Clear Springs, Chilly Fillmore’s Frozen Yogurt, Cotton Patch, Chili’s Grill & Bar, The Runaway Mule, Heart of Texas, Hotel Fredonia, Jack Backer’s College Bookstore, La Carreta, Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, Old Towne General Store, Peking, Posados, Szechuan, Union Café, and Varsity Bookstore. Students must show their ring and discount card to be eligible for discounts. The discount card will be given to each student at The Big Dip.

Please contact (936) 468-3407 or visit for more information.



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