The Iron Ring is worn by Canadian-trained engineers on the little finger of their primary working hand as a symbol and reminder of the obligations and ethics associated with their profession. The ring, which reflects the moral, ethical and professional commitment made by the engineer who wears it, is presented to graduates in a closed ceremony known as The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. This ceremony is private; only approved applicants and obligated guests can attend this ceremony.

Upcoming Ritual of the Calling of An Engineer Obligation Ceremonies

When will you be invited to attend an Iron Ring obligation ceremony?

Graduation Spring 2024  Fall 2024 Winter 2025
Last term of courses Winter 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024
Invitation Sent February 2024 February 2024 October 2024

If you are a recent graduate and have missed attending the obligation event you were invited to, please contact

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Ring Exchange

Please contact to request ring exchange contact information for Camp 12.

Replacement Rings

Carleton University is unable to issue replacement rings or ring exchanges, but we can re-direct your request to the Camp 12 secretary. To request a replacement ring, please email and include the following in your message: Full Name, Year of Graduation, and Name of the University, or the Camp Number.