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Registration for the 2024 Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is now closed. Late registrations will not be accepted. If you are eligible but missed the registration period, you can apply as a Senior Candidate for next year’s Ritual. Senior Candidate applications will open in November 2024.

2024 Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer

The 2024 Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (the “Iron Ring Ceremony”) will be held on 24 March 2024 in the Queen’s University Athletics and Recreation Centre, at 284 Earl St, Kingston. There will be two ceremonies.

The first ceremony will be at 12:30 pm, for most Queen’s University students. The second ceremony will be at 2:30 pm, for the remaining Queen’s University students, students of the Royal Military College of Canada, and Senior Candidates. Queen’s University students will be grouped by academic disciplines.

For Queen’s students, notification of which ceremony each candidate will be attending will be provided after we have verified the eligibility of all candidates; this will be in late February or early March.

You may bring a maximum of two guests who are not previously Obligated Engineers to the ceremony. You may also bring any number of guests who are previously Obligated Engineers (i.e., who already wear the Iron Ring). Due to space limitations, we request that you do not bring undergraduate students who are not receiving their rings as guests, unless they are family members. We also request that engineers who receive their rings in the 12:30 ceremony not attend the 2:30 ceremony. Guests do not need to pre-register.

If you have questions about the ceremony, please see our answers. If you have further questions that aren’t answered there, please direct them to,, or as appropriate.

Senior Candidate Applications

Applications to participate as a Senior Candidate in the 2025 Ritual will open in November of 2024.