Guests

Upcoming Ceremonies

Graduating Engineers –

Practicing Engineers –

General Guest Info

Guests should arrive and be seated at least fifteen minutes before the start of the ceremony. The hall is open seating. Latecomers will not be admitted to the ceremony once the doors close. Please note that anyone leaving the ceremony hall after the doors close will not be readmitted to the hall.

Any Engineers that have previously participated in an Iron Ring ceremony and are wearing their Iron Ring may attend the ceremony. They may be seated with the guests.

If planning to bring a child as a guest, then an adult must accompany the child, and is responsible to ensure that the child is able to sit quietly for the duration of the event. It is recommended that children under six not attend the ceremony. Guests may dress more casually than candidates participating in the ceremony.

No photographs or recording devices of any kind are allowed to be used during the ceremony. There will be an opportunity for photos at the conclusion of the ceremony. During the ceremony, guests are asked to refrain from clapping or cheering mid-ceremony to ensure that all participants can fully participate in the obligation without disruption.

The iron ring ceremony is not secret, but it is a personal and private occasion. We ask that you treat the contents of the ceremony accordingly.

Graduating Engineer Ceremonies

Information about tickets for guests at graduating Engineering student spring ceremonies is obtained through APEGA. APEGA communicates directly with graduating students (registered on the Faculty of Engineering Convocation list) prior to their spring Iron Ring ceremony.

Any Engineers that have previously participated in an Iron Ring ceremony and are wearing their Iron Ring may attend the ceremony. They may be seated with the guests.

Practicing Engineer Ceremonies

Each candidate may invite up to two (2) guests, not including previously obligated engineers who are wearing their ring. Any engineers that have previously participated in an Iron Ring ceremony and are wearing their Iron Ring may attend the ceremony. Guests are able to attend the Ceremony, with some restrictions. Guests should arrive and be seated at least fifteen minutes before the start of the ceremony. The hall is open seating. Latecomers will not be admitted to the ceremony once the doors close. Please note that anyone leaving the ceremony hall after the doors close will not be readmitted to the hall.

Generally, the ceremony for Practicing Engineers is held on the University of Alberta campus, on the Eighth floor of the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, on a weekday evening. Parking is available close by in the Windsor Car Park or Stadium Car Park.

Any Engineers that have previously participated in an Iron Ring ceremony and are wearing their Iron Ring may attend the ceremony. They may be seated with the guests.