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Celebrating Students: Events

Major Events

Engineering Kick-Off Event

Held each year in early September on the Engineering Key, this event showcases the exciting world of engineering and brings students, faculty, staff and industry partners together for fun.

Job Fairs

In February and September each year, the college hosts the Texas Tech Engineering Job Fair, the university's largest job fair, welcoming hundreds of recruiters from public and private industries. The next Engineering Job Fair is September 17, 2014 at the Lubbock Civic Center.

Engineers Week

Engineers Week is a time to celebrate engineering. As a part of National Engineers Week, Whitacre College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students participate in events that highlight the fun and diversity in engineering.

Order of the Engineer Ceremony

The Order of the Engineer is an association for graduate and professional engineers in the United States that emphasizes pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Texas Tech students join the order by taking an oath to abide by a code of ethics called The Obligation of an Engineer.

Honors Convocation

Held on the day before the undergraduate commencement exercises in the spring and fall semesters, the college's Honors Convocation recognizes students who have been academically successful in their time at Texas Tech.

Graduation Reception

Following the university's commencement exercises at the United Spirit Arena, engineering graduates, families, and friends gather to celebrate the accomplishments of our students with a Graduation Reception.

Upcoming Events

Engineering Events
Date Time Location Event Title
May 6, 2014Last Class Day
May 8, 2014 -
May 13, 2014
Final Exams
May 16, 20147:00 pmUnited Spirit ArenaGraduate Commencement
May 17, 20141:30 pmUnited Spirit ArenaUndergraduate Commencement
May 26, 2014Memorial Day Holiday (Offices Closed)
Jun 2, 2014Summer I Faculty on Duty
Jun 3, 2014Summer I Classes Begin
Jul 1, 2014Summer I Classes End
Jul 2, 2014 -
Jul 3, 2014
Summer I Final Exams
Jul 4, 2014Independence Day Holiday (Offices Closed)
Jul 7, 2014Summer II Faculty on Duty
Jul 8, 2014Summer II Classes Begin
Aug 6, 2014Summer II Classes End
Aug 7, 2014 -
Aug 8, 2014
Summer II Final Exams
Aug 9, 20149:00 amUnited Spirit ArenaSummer Graduate Commencement
Aug 9, 20141:30 pmUnited Spirit ArenaSummer Undergraduate Commencement
Aug 17, 2014 -
Aug 22, 2014
ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program
Aug 20, 2014Faculty on Duty
Aug 25, 2014First Class Day
Sep 1, 2014Labor Day (No classes - Offices Closed)
Sep 17, 201410:00 am -
4:00 pm
Lubbock Civic CenterEngineering Job Fair

The Fall 2014 Engineering Job Fair will be September 17 at the Lubbock Civic Center. For more information, visit www.coe.ttu.edu/careers/.
Nov 26, 2014 -
Nov 28, 2014
Thanksgiving (No classes)
Nov 27, 2014 -
Nov 28, 2014
Thanksgiving (Offices Closed)
Dec 3, 2014Last Class Day
Dec 5, 2014 -
Dec 10, 2014
Final Exams
Dec 22, 2014 -
Dec 31, 2014
Winter Holiday (Offices Closed)
Jan 1, 2015New Year`s Day (Offices Closed)
Jan 12, 2015Faculty on Duty
Jan 14, 2015First Class Day
Jan 19, 2015Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Offices Closed)
Feb 18, 201510:00 am -
4:00 pm
Lubbock Civic CenterEngineering Job Fair

The Spring 2015 Engineering Job Fair will be February 18 at the Lubbock Civic Center. For more information, visit www.coe.ttu.edu/careers/.
Mar 14, 2015 -
Mar 22, 2015
Spring Break (No classes)
Mar 20, 2015Spring Break (Offices Closed)
Apr 6, 2015No classes
May 5, 2015Last Class Day
May 7, 2015 -
May 12, 2015
Final Exams
May 25, 2015Memorial Day Holiday (Offices Closed)
Jun 1, 2015Summer I Faculty on Duty
Jun 2, 2015Summer I Classes Begin
Jul 1, 2015Summer I Classes End
Jul 2, 2015 -
Jul 3, 2015
Summer I Final Exams
Jul 6, 2015Summer II Faculty on Duty
Jul 7, 2015Summer II Classes Begin
Aug 5, 2015Summer II Classes End
Aug 6, 2015 -
Aug 7, 2015
Summer II Final Exams
Sep 23, 201510:00 am -
4:00 pm
Lubbock Civic CenterEngineering Job Fair

The Fall 2015 Engineering Job Fair will be September 23 at the Lubbock Civic Center. For more information, visit www.coe.ttu.edu/careers/.
Feb 17, 201610:00 am -
4:00 pm
Lubbock Civic CenterEngineering Job Fair

The Spring 2016 Engineering Job Fair will be February 17 at the Lubbock Civic Center. For more information, visit www.coe.ttu.edu/careers/.
Sep 21, 201610:00 am -
4:00 pm
Lubbock Civic CenterEngineering Job Fair

The Fall 2016 Engineering Job Fair will be September 21 at the Lubbock Civic Center. For more information, visit www.coe.ttu.edu/careers/.