2020 Senior Ceremony

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2020 Senior Ceremony

Virtual Senior Ceremony

USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering welcomes all seniors graduating Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 to participate in our official Senior Ceremony. Join us as we celebrate this major milestone in the academic careers of our engineering and computer science grads and recognize their hard work, time and effort invested in completing their undergraduate degree programs. The Senior Ceremony will include a welcome by Dean Chell Roberts, VIP and alumni guest speakers, the Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional ceremonies, acknowledgement of each graduate and more. 

Event Details

Event details
Date | Time: Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.        
Location: Link provided with registration
RSVP: November 6, 2020


Graduating seniors, faculty and guest speakers will participate in the Zoom Senior Ceremony. Due to capacity limitations, we ask all graduates to invite family and friends to watch the ceremony on YouTube Live (streamed simultaneously). Link coming soon. 


Grads, be sure to click on the accordion questions below to prepare in advance for the Senior Ceremony: Ring Size, Photo Submission, Mailing Address and Phonetic Name.


Professional Ethics Induction

The Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional are rite-of-passage ceremonies for graduates from engineering and computing science degree programs. Both ceremonies are intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates, upholding devotion to the standards and dignity of the respective professions, as they transition from students to working professionals.

Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony Order of the Engineer 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. 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.
Pledge of the Computing Professional Pins Pledge of the Computing Professional The Pledge of the Computing Professional is an organization to promote the notion of computing as a recognized profession at the time of graduation for students in Computer Science. The Pledge of the Computing Professional is solely intended to recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computer science degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society.

Preparation for the Ceremony: We Need Your Help

  • Ring Sizing Instructions
  • Graduate Acknowledgement in the Ceremony
  • Receive Your Senior Ceremony Gift Package
  • Frequently Asked Questions
Four grads with steel Order of the Engineer rings

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you!