The Iron Ring is worn by many 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, a symbol that 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.

Ritual of the Calling of An Engineer

The next Iron Ring Ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at the Infinity Convention Centre.  Students registered to graduate from the BEng degree at the end of winter term, are eligible to attend this ceremony. The application form is closed.  Those approved to attend the ceremony must register at Carleton University, Bell Theatre – 2000 Minto Centre, from 8:00am-12:30pm and then attend the ceremony at 2:30pm at the Infinity Convention Centre.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

Ring Day Schedule:

8:00am-12:30pm – line up in Minto Centre Foyer for Registration: bring $20 CASH for ring
1:30-2:00pm – Guests should arrive at the Infinity Convention Centre to be seated by 2:15pm
1:30-2:00pm – Obligants must arrive no later than 2:15pm to line up to enter the Ceremony *Obligants should dress in Business Casual attire.
2:30pm – Ceremony begins
4:00-4:30pm
– Approximate end time of the Ceremony
8:30pm – After Party hosted by the Alumni Association and CSES (Carleton Student Engineering Society) at Lago Bar and Grill (If you are receiving your ring you are eligible for a free drink ticket – apply here!


McRostie & Kipling Awards:   Applications can no longer be accepted, thank you to all who applied.

The Wardens of Camp 12 of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer will present two Awards (McRostie & Kipling), valued at $1,500 each during the March 16th, 2019 Ceremony.