Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony Thursday, May 16

1:30 p.m. in Strong Auditorium

The Order of the Engineer is considered the rite of passage for engineers. The ceremony gives a visible means for graduates to identify with other engineers in an honor society that does not charge dues and never holds meetings except the induction.

University of Rochester graduates in the audio and music engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and optical engineering programs qualify to become members of the Order.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m., in Strong Auditorium. To be inducted, please order your ring and pay the $10 cash fee through your department's undergraduate program coordinator or the Hajim Dean's Office in Lattimore 301 no later than Friday, April 26. The fee covers the cost of the ring and the certificate. Students must attend the ceremony in order to be inducted, and a ring size is needed at the time of payment.

University-Wide Commencement, Friday, May 17

9 a.m. at Fauver Stadium at the Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex

Hajim students will participate in a University-wide commencement ceremony for degree conferrals for all undergraduate and graduate students.

Graduates will be allowed to invite a limited number of guests to the ceremony. A livestream of the commencement ceremony also will be available.

A doctoral graduation ceremony takes place on Friday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Kodak Hall on the Eastman Campus.

Departmental Events and Ceremonies, Saturday, May 18

Bachelor's and master's candidates will be recognized during departmental events and ceremonies. Dates, times, and locations will be announced as the information becomes available.

Receptions will take place for each department immediately following each ceremony.

Please visit the central Commencement page for the full commencement schedule.

Hajim School Awards

Dean Heinzelman will announce these faculty and staff awards:

Hajim School Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes faculty for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and leadership over the course of their career.

Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award
This award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Staff Award
This award recognizes excellence and dedication well above and beyond the call of duty.

Dottie Welch Student Enrichment Award
This award recognizes a Hajim School staff member whose performance and dedication enriches the student experience.

See the faculty and staff awards page for a list of previous recipients.

Parking, Accommodations, and Transportation

Details and guidance are still being developed. Check the Commencement page for updates closer to Commencement weekend.