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Graduating Spring 2024 with a degree in Engineering at UTSA? 

Register to attend the Order of the Engineer Ceremony.  Friends and family welcome to attend!


Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am

BSE Atrium

Business casual attire

Friends and Family Welcome


Registration deadline:  Wednesday, May 1, 2024

To register/purchase your ring:

Ring cost: $25.00*

*Once you have purchased your ring on the UTSA Storefront, you will receive a confirmation email. The Engineer’s Ring is a stainless-steel ring, worn on the fifth finger of your dominant hand by engineers who have accepted the Obligation of an Engineer in a Ring Ceremony.  The ceremony is mandatory in order to receive your ring as you must publicly accept and recite the “Obligation of an Engineer”.


Obligation of an Engineer

“I am an Engineer. In my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations. As an Engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect; and to uphold devotion to the standards and the dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of the Earth’s precious wealth. As an Engineer, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give my utmost.”


About the Order of the Engineer
The first ceremony was held on June 4, 1970 at Cleveland State University. Since then, similar ceremonies have been held across the United States at which graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless-steel ring. The ceremonies are conducted by Links (local sections) of the Order.

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 Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it 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.


Graduating Spring with a degree in Engineering at UTSA? Register to attend the Order of the Engineer Ceremony. Friends and family welcome to attend!

Start Date & Time

May 15, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM



BSE Atrium

Online Location

Register by May 1, 2024


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Rebecca Smith

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