College of Engineering

Graduation and Honors Convocation

Spring 2017 ComMencement Information

Sunday, May 7, 2017

10:00 a.m.
Glass Bowl, Main Campus

The University will be hosting one Spring Commencement Ceremony for all colleges except for College of Law and College of Medicine and Life Sciences.



Spring 2017 Honors Convocation 

The College of Engineering will host an Honors Convocation to celebrate students graduating with honors at 4:30pm on Friday, March 31, 2017.  Students who are eligible to graduate with honors will receive an invitation. The event will take place in the Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium. The Honors Convocation is for all undergraduate students who graduate with a 3.3 grade point average or above. At this ceremony students will be recognized and awarded their Honors Cord along with a certificate of accomplishment. Students do not have to be in the Honors College program to attend and be recognized at this ceremony, but those graduating from the Honors College will also be recognized for completing the Honors College Program. Students are encouraged to participate and invite family and friends to share in this recognition!  The ceremony will be approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a reception for all in Nitschke Hall. Below are instructions for the event (please read). If you plan to participate in the ceremony, complete the registration form and return it to Sandy Stewart in Nitschke Hall room 5005. Questions regarding the program can be sent to 

If you do not receive an invitation, and you think you are eligible, please contact Dr. Scott Molitor (419.530.8047). Your Honor cords will not be available in the bookstore, as they will be sent to the College of Engineering for the ceremony. If you will not be participating in the honors convocation, stop by after the ceremony and before graduation to pick up your cords and certificate.
  • Professional Dress Code is required. Suits/Ties (Men) and Dress Suits, skirts or dresses (Women).
  • Arrive by 4:15 p.m. at Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium.
  • Honor Students should check in and proceed to their assigned seat. Student Services Directors will be around to assist.
  • Guests should take a seat in the auditorium.
  • Photographs are welcome at any time, and there will be a photographer there that day. Access to the photographs will be available on the website.
  • Honors thesis students will be recognized followed by all those who will be graduating with a 3.3 or greater UT GPA and Higher Education GPA.
  • Students will go up the right stairs of the stage where they will be handed their cords and certificate, then join their department's chair for the cording and proceed across the stage to the left. They will then return to their seat.
  • After the honors convocation there will be a cake & punch reception on the 1st floor of Nitschke Hall.

Last Updated: 2/15/17