Celebration of Graduates - Event Info for Graduates

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Congratulations graduates!

Each fall and spring the UAA College of Engineering faculty and staff celebrate your hard work and achievement of completing your degrees at our Celebration of Graduates event during which graduates of all seven disciplines including Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geomatics, Mechanical Engineering, and Project Management are recognized. Graduates of some of the disciplines also have an opportunity to take the oath of the Order of the Engineer and/or the Pledge of the Computing Professional. During our spring event, we may also recognize our College of Engineering Alumni of Achievement award recipients.  

We hope that you and your families will join us at the celebration!


General Event Information

Who should attend?:  Spring 2024 graduates, family and friends

Date:  May 3, 2024 (Friday before Commencement)

Time:  4:00 p.m.

Location: EIB 2nd Floor Solarium (Zoom may be available if you are unable to join us in person)

Dress Code:  Business casual is recommended and most common.  Cap and gown is not required.

Event Registration: Required to attend. See more information and link to register below.

Order of the Engineer/Pledge of the Computing Professional: Optional.  You can sign up when you register.

Day of Event Details: As participants in the celebration, graduates attending in-person will join us in the EIB 2nd Floor Solarium.  Prior to the event, all graduates who have registered will receive a confirmation email with final instructions and event information. 

Family and Friends: Can join you in the EIB 2nd Floor Solarium or watch live on the Celebration of Graduates event page.

Don't Forget to Apply to Graduate: Registering to attend the UAA College of Engineering celebration is separate from applying to graduate and registering for the UAA Commencement Ceremony.  A graduation application must be submitted to have your degree awarded and to participate in the UAA Commencement CeremonyFor application steps, visit the Registrar's Office/Degree Services. 

Registration Information and Deadlines


Registration required for any graduating CoEng student wishing to participate in the event.

Deadline: April 26, 2024 **

When registering you can sign up to take the Oath of the Order of the Engineer and/or the Pledge of the Computing Professional (Free) (Optional)

The Oath: For graduating CE, CSE*, EE, and ME students who wish to take the oath.

The Pledge: For graduating CS and CSE* students who wish to take the pledge.

*Students earning a degree in Computer Systems Engineering (CSE) are eligible to take BOTH the oath and the pledge.

** If you would like your ring or pin to arrive before the graduation celebration register by April 15. Items will not be guaranteed to arrive before the celebration for registrations received after this date

The Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional

The oath of the Order of the Engineer is intended 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.  The Obligation is the formal statement of an engineer's responsibilities to the public and to the profession.  It is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code.  Students taking the oath will receive a stainless-steel ring worn on the little finger of the working hand.  

Graduates earning the following degrees are eligible to take the oath of the Order of the Engineer:  Civil Engineering (CE), Computer Systems Engineering (CSE*), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The Pledge of the Computing Professional is intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society.  Students taking the pledge will receive a certificate and lapel pin, a matrix with the word "Honor" encoded in ASCII, as a visible reminder of this Pledge throughout their professional careers.

Graduates earning a degree from a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, or closely related program with an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree at an institution with an active Node (Chapter) of The Pledge of the Computing Professional are eligible to take the Pledge.  UAA is an active Node.

*Students earning a degree in Computer Systems Engineering (CSE) are eligible to take BOTH the oath and the Pledge.

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