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.

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Spring 2017 Honors Convocation and order of the engineer ring ceremony

This semester the College of Engineering will be hosting both an Honors Ceremony and the Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony. This will begin at 4:30pm on Friday, March 31, 2017. 

The Honors Convocation will be a celebration of our students who will be graduating with honors. Students who are eligible to graduate with honors will receive an invitation through email. The event will take place in the Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium. This event 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 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.  If you plan to participate in the ceremony, contact Sandy Stewart, Nitschke Hall room 5005. Or by email sandra.stewart@utoledo.edu  

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.

Instructions for Honors Students:

  • Professional Dress is required.
  • Arrive by 4:00 p.m. to the lobby of the Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium. Check-in, pick up your Order of the Engineer information envelope and proceed into the auditorium.
  • Student Services Directors will be around to assist you to your assigned seat.
  • 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.

 

The Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony is for all engineering students who will be graduating spring/summer 2017. 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.

Students will be invited to recite the Obligation of the Engineer and receive their stainless steel ring.

Instructions for those participating in only the ring ceremony:

  • Professional Dress is not require but encouraged.
  • As seating is limited, guest for those who are participating in only the ring ceremony, are not permitted.
  • Arrive by 4:00 p.m. to the lobby of the Lois and Norman Nitschke Auditorium. Pick up your Order of the Engineer information envelope and proceed into the auditorium.
  • You will then be directed to your section of seats. Student Services Directors will be around to assist.

 

Ring Sizing Sessions will take place on the 1st floor of Nitschke Hall beginning Tuesday, March 14th and ending Thursday, March 23rd.

Last Updated: 3/7/17