Dean of Engineering Office
Carl A. Pollock Hall (CPH) 4301
519-888-4567 ext. 32718
Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Iron Ring Ceremony)
Next ceremony: February 3 2018
"The Iron Ring has been registered and may be worn on the little finger of the working hand by any engineer who has been obligated at an authorized ceremony of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. The ring symbolizes the pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility."
(Original text by Camp No. 1, Toronto 91.07)
Students in their final year are sent an invitation from Camp 15 (Waterloo) to attend the "Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer", also known as the Iron Ring Ceremony.
Event details are provided in the Iron Ring invitation .
Prior to the ritual, students must attend an introductory session and ring fitting.
- Obligated (ringed) engineers of 5 or more years are permitted to attend the ceremony and to ring an engineer candidate.
Guest Ring Presenters
An obligated engineer will be permitted to ring an engineer candidate. A Guest Ring Presenter Data Sheet must be completed and returned to Camp 15 for verification. A Guest Ring Presenter Nomination form should be completed and brought to the ceremony. An obligated engineer attending the ceremony but not ringing an engineer candidate does not need to submit paperwork. Obligated engineers must be wearing their ring to attend the ceremony.
- Data sheet for guest ring presenter [Submission deadline: January 26, 2018]
- Nomination for guest ring presenter - Complete this form and bring it to the ceremony.
Questions regarding Iron Ring events, should be directed to the Camp Wardens on the night of the Introductory Talks.
Spirit of the ritual
The Obligation will be taken on cold iron of honourable tradition, as being a solid substance of proven strength and physical characteristics. It will not be taken on any other written works of man, but upon a product from nature, used by every engineer. - Kipling
Waterloo Engineering contact:
Cathy Seitz, Administrative Assistant
Co-operative Education and Professional Affairs
Engineering Undergraduate Office