The Order of the Engineer is a national professional organization created 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. Members of the Order take an oath and wear a stainless-steel ring on the pinky finger of their dominant hand to remind them of their ethical obligations to the profession. To learn more, visit the Order of the Engineer.

Each institution that inducts new members is called a Link. University of Wisconsin-Platteville is Link #11 and was established as an Order institution on May 22, 1975. Today, there are more than 200 active Links in the United States.

Graduating seniors in engineering programs are eligible to join the Order of the Engineer. A ceremony is held each semester on the same day as commencement during which inductees take their oath together and receive their rings and certificates.

Are you a graduating senior and wish to join the order? Sign up to join the order today. A professional photo is required when you sign up. Please see the FAQs for details on how to obtain a professional photo. If you have concerns about providing a professional photo, please send an email to

Ceremony (in-person)

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. | Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

The deadline to sign up for the ceremony is Sunday, Nov. 14 at midnight. Guests are invited to attend the ceremony. Questions can be addressed in the CenterPOINT (170 Ottensman Hall) or by email at

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