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The Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:00 am
Magoffin Auditorium (UGLC), UTEP Campus


Group Photos will be taken before the ceremony in front of the Old Main Building.

  • 9:00 am – Department of Civil Engineering
  • 9:05 am – Department of Computer Science
  • 9:10 am – Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 9:15 am – Department of Engineering Education & Leadership
  • 9:20 am – Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
  • 9:25 am – Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 9:30 am – Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering


RSVP for both the UTEP Commencement and College's Order of the Engineer Ceremony via the UTEP Commencement website.

Tickets will be distributed to all graduating seniors for family and friends at the Engineering Edge Center, Room E-201B. Tickets will only be available for in-person pick up November 29 thru December 2, between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

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

Group Photos: Please see the timeline above. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to check-in.

Lost or Stolen Rings: Please visit


Family & Guests

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.

Seats will be assigned as you come in. Holding seats will not be allowed.

Please leave strollers and carriages in your car.

Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

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



Tickets: Faculty do not need tickets for this ceremony.

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

Photos: Please see instructions above a group photo will be taken before the Hooding Ceremony & Ph.D. Recognition.

Faculty with speaking role during the ceremony, report to the main doors of Magoffin Auditorium 15 minutes prior.



Undergraduate students interested in volunteering to serve as ushers should contact



Order of the Engineer


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

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.

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.