Order of Engineer Ceremony - Fall 2021

  • 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 - Fall 2021

The College of Engineering is holding the Order of  Engineer ceremony on Friday, Decemeber 10th at 5:00pm in Laidlaw Performing Arts Center This ceremony is not the actual commencement where diplomas are conferred, but is the induction ceremony into the Order of Engineer. Each student will walk across the front where they will pick up their Order of the Engineer certificate and ring. A photographer will take a picture of each student as they receive their certificate.

You are not limited to the number of guests you are allowed to bring, however, the auditorium only holds 240. Once it's full, no one else will be allowed into the auditorium.

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

▼    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. 

Graduate or professional level students: The major professor for each Ph.D. candidate carries their candidate's hood in the processional and will hood the student during the ceremony.

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.