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Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Family and friends, help us celebrate the graduating class of engineers during The College of Engineering Ceremony. In recognition of their academic accomplishments, all graduating students are recognized individually on stage. Each student receiving a Bachelor of Science degree will receive a stainless steel ring to show their obligation to the profession. Master of Science degree recipients will be hooded by their advisor. PhD graduates will be recognized at Pre-Commencement and hooded at the university's Commencement.

As each graduate crosses the stage, notice the unique regalia they wear. Engineering and Computer Science Master's degree graduates are distinguished by the orange color on the outer binding of their hoods. Bachelor's degree graduates are in the traditional academic regalia. After the ceremony, graduates will identify with other engineers as they wear their stainless steel ring distinctively on the fifth finger of their working hand. The ringing of students is part of a larger ritual called The Order of the Engineer

How do I get ready for the event?

  1. RSVP for both the Commencement and The College of Engineering ceremonies through the UTEP Commencement website
  2. B.S. graduates should attend the Ring-Sizing Event prior to the ceremony.
  3. All students should be prepared with regalia. This includes cap / gown for B.S. graduates and hood / gown for M.S. Graduates

Order of the Engineer Ceremony
December 13, 2014
UTEP Campus, Magoffin Auditorium

All students and faculty will have their department's / program's group photo taken prior to the ceremony and should meet 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time at Miners Hall (see map, Building #32) dressed in full regalia.

Schedule for Group Photos:

  • 09:25 am - Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 09:35 am - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department
  • 09:45 am - Engineering Program
  • 09:55 am - Biomedical Engineering Program
  • 10:05 am - Civil Engineering Department
  • 10:15 am - Computer Science Department
  • 10:25 am - Computational Science Program
  • 10:35 am - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • 10:45 am - Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering Department
  • 10:55 am - Procession into Magoffin Auditorium

Questions regarding group photos and individual photos taken on stage can be directed to Elizabeth Fierro

Please leave strollers and carriages in you car.
Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

Attire for Ceremony: BS graduates bring cap and gown. MS graduates bring your hood and gown. Faculty is asked to wear regalia.

MS and PhD students: All questions, comments and concerns about the ceremony should be directed to Sandra Aguirre-Covarrubias

Family members who are also engineers: Graduates who have a family member who is also an engineer and would like them to participate in the Order of the Engineer portion of the ceremony, please register by contacting Gabby Gandara. For questions regarding who can participate, please visit the FAQ page of the Order of the Engineer. Participant cost is $25 per person.

Parking for Ceremony

Ring Ceremony: For details on UTEP's Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony, contact the Link #117 Liaison: Gabby Gandara.

Past initiates can replace lost or stolen rings through the Order of Engineer website


University of Texas at El Paso
College of Engineering
Engineering Building Room A-148
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

Phone: (915) 747-6444
Fax: (915) 747-5437

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