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The Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Saturday, December 16, 2023
9:00 am
UTEP Campus, Magoffin Auditorium


Group Photos:

  • 8:00 am – Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • 8:05 am – Department of Civil Engineering
  • 8:10 am – Department of Computer Science
  • 8:15 am – Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 8:20 am – Department of Engineering Education & Leadership
  • 8:25 am – Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
  • 8:30 am – Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering


RSVP for both the UTEP Commencement and the Order of the Engineer via the UTEP Commencement website.

Tickets for Family & Guests: All graduating seniors can pick up three (3) tickets to share with family and guests at the Engineering Edge Center, Room E-201B, the week of December 11 - 14, 2023. Tickets will be available for in-person pick up which will also serve as RSVP for the event. Note: tickets not picked up will be redistributed on Friday, December 15.

Regalia: All students must wear regalia which includes cap & gown.

Group Photos: Arrive at least 30 minutes before your group photo time. Individual photos of students on stage for the Order of the Engineer AND the UTEP Commencement Ceremony will be taken by a professional photographer and can be viewed/purchased via the Lifetouch website.

Lost or Stolen Rings: Please visit the Order of the Engineer website.

Questions & Concerns: Email us at


Family & Guests

Tickets: Tickets will be given to all graduating seniors to share with family and guest. Family and guests without tickets will not be able to enter the theater prior to start of the ceremony and only allowed entry if seats remain. Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

Seats: Seats will be assigned as you come in. Holding seats will not be allowed. REMEMBER to review Clear Bag Policy - Política de Bolsa Transparente and Prohibited Items - Articulos Prohibidos. Please leave strollers and carriages in your car.

Parking: Family and guests are encouraged to use see the Sun Bowl Parking Garage on Sun Bowl Drive. See our campus at

Photos: The official Commencement photographer will be on-site taking department group photos (with faculty and students), photos of students crossing stage and headshot photos immediately after. We ask that you avoid interruption of these photos.

Questions & Concerns: Email us at



Tickets: Faculty do not need tickets for this ceremony.

Regalia: Regalia should be worn for the group photo and ceremony.

Group Photos: Please arrive at least 10 minutes before times shown above to the designated location.

Faculty Speakers: Report to the lobby of Magoffin Auditorium 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.



Undergraduate students interested in volunteering to serve as ushers should contact


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The Order of the Engineer Initiates

Initiates have taken the oath to accept the Obligation of an Engineer voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.


About The Order of the Engineer

The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. The Order is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong.


The Engineer’s Ring in the United States is a stainless steel ring, worn on the fifth finger of the working hand by engineers who have accepted the Obligation of an Engineer in a Ring Ceremony. The Ring is a symbol of pride, prestige, honor, and professionalism amongst all engineers in the United States and serves as a reminder to engineers of their obligation to society.

Link #117 was established at The University of Texas at El Paso College of Engineering in 1990, by past faculty members Charles Turner, Ph.D., Paul Hassler, Ph.D., Hector Lopez, Ph.D.