Order of Engineer Ceremony - Spring 2022

  • Female student walking across stage shaking dean's hand at graduation.
  • Students in cap and gowns.
  • Two male students holding up their pinky rings.
  • A group of male students holding up their pinky rings.
  • Graduation crowd shot
  • Two male students holding up their pinky rings.
  • Engineering students standing in front of department.
  • Engineering students standing on stage in front of flag.
 

Order of Engineer Ceremony - Spring 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00AM
Christ United Methodist Multipurpose Building
6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL  36609 - Click here for a map 
Reception to follow

This ceremony is where you are inducted into the Order of Engineer. Each student will take the engineers oath and be presented with the Order of the Engineer certificate and ring.  Our ceremony will be over in plenty of time for you to get lunch and head to the Mitchell Center for the 2pm Commencement Ceremony.

You are not limited to the number of guests you are allowed to bring, however, the auditorium only holds 1000 (including faculty/staff and guests). Once it's full, no one else will be allowed into the auditorium, therefore, we ask you be considerate of how many attend.

A photographer will take a picture of each student as they receive their certificate and be available for photos following the event.

Things to do for the Order of the Engineer Ceremony:

  • All candidates for graduation must complete the Order of the Engineer Participation form (even if you do not plan on participating): Order of the Engineer Participation Form
      • Opens March 7th
      • Deadline to sign up: April 18th
  • Go to the Engineering Dean's Office (SH 2114) to be sized for your ring - Deadline: April 6th

If you have any questions, contact Ronda Girardeau (rgirardeau@southalabama.edu).  

For all questions, regarding the University's graduation ceremony, please visit their website: Commencement: Graduating Students

▼   FAQs on Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Q: What is the Order of the Engineer Ceremony?

For more details, see https://order-of-the-engineer.org/about-the-order/history/

Q: Will masks be required?
A: No, Masks are not required, but optional. 

Q: How long will the ceremony last?
A: The ceremony is expected to last approximately 60 to 75 minutes.  A reception will be held following the ceremony.

Q: Is there a limit on the number of guests I can invite?
A: The University of South Alabama continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At this time, there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite to the ceremony.  Note, there are only enough seats for 1000 students, faculty, staff and guests. 

Q: Will guests need tickets to attend?
A: Tickets are not required for the Order of the Engineer ceremony.

Q: Is there a cost for participating in the ceremony?
A:No, there is no charge for participating in the Order of the Engineer Ceremony. 

Q: What is the attire for the ceremony/do I wear regalia?
A: No, you do not wear regalia to Order of the Engineer ceremony. Business casual attire is recommended. Wear what you will wear to the Commencement Ceremony.  The event will be a combination of standing and sitting, so make sure you're dressed comfortably enough for both. If you're wearing pants, consider dark pants and shoes. Wear shoes that are comfortable. 

Q: What time do graduates have to arrive at the ceremony?
A: Graduates must arrive at CUMC no later than 9:30am in order to be lined up for the ceremony.

▼    Proper Attire and Etiquette

Attire:  Business casual attire is recommended. The event will be a combination of standing and sitting, so make sure you're dressed comfortably enough for both. If you're wearing pants, consider dark pants and shoes. Wear shoes that are comfortable. Secure your wallet or purse inside your vehicle or with your guests. 

Ceremony Etiquette: Smoking and drinking of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Valuables should not be brought into the building. Please arrange to leave purses, cameras and other personal items with family or friends. All cell phones must be turned off during the ceremony. It is important that each candidate receive recognition so be mindful that excessive and prolonged cheering and applause can drown out the name and the moment for the next candidate. Please be considerate.

▼   Honor Cords and Stoles

Tentative honors, based on the student's academic record through the end of the last term completed, will appear in the printed commencement program. Final official honors will be computed after all grades are processed at the end of the term for the last term of attendance, and will appear on the student's diploma and transcript.

Undergraduate students who have at least 60 GPA hours in residence with a grade point average of 3.50 or better at the University of South Alabama are graduated with distinction. Transfer credit hours are not included in the determination of academic honors. Academic honors are not awarded for graduate degrees or professional degrees.

Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70 - 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00

▼   Photography

Michael Dumas, MDIA, will be at the ceremony taking pictures as students cross in front of the stage.