College of Engineering Graduation Events 2020


College of Engineering Master of Science & Ph.D. Reception

 

Thursday, May 14th: 5:00 - 7:30 PM, The Inn at Villanova

Join us to recognize and celebrate those Villanova Engineering students who will graduate with their MS or PhD in May 2020, as well as those who earned their degrees in September or December 2019.  Photos will be taken with the dean and awards of distinction will be presented. This event is by invitation only. Details are below.

Doctoral Program Award(s)

The College of Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Student Award is presented to a graduating PhD student who has achieved distinction through outstanding scholarship and exemplary leadership and service to Villanova University and the College of Engineering.

    2020 Recipient:   TBA

Master of Science Awards

The College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student awards are presented to graduating master’s degree candidates who have achieved distinction through outstanding graduate academics and research and through exemplary leadership and service to Villanova University.

    2020 Recipients: TBA

Details about the evening

Dress is Business Dinner Attire.

5:00 p.m.
Individual photos of students with the Graduate Dean will be taken when the Graduate Dean calls each student's name. You will be able to view and download the photos online and will be notified by email when they are available.

Location

The Inn at Villanova is located at 601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087

Please contact Leslie McNamee in the Graduate Programs Office at 610-519-5840 if you have any questions.


College of Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

 

Saturday, May 16th: 9:00 AM, Campus Green

The purpose of the College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony is to acknowledge graduates by calling each students’ name, to provide each graduate with a congratulatory photo with the Dean, and to present college faculty and student awards.   

Event Details:

Undergraduate Convocation is usually a two hour event. See the Commencement Weekend site for rain plan information and maps.

  • Due to campus construction and various weekend events, please note that traffic will be very heavy in the local area. See the main commencement page for parking areas, permits, etc.
  • Graduates should report to the Kennedy Hall side of Corr Hall in full academic regalia by 8:15 AM.  Faculty should report in full regalia to the Grotto by 8:15 AM.
  • Group photographs will be taken during line-up – please be prompt to be included!
  • The event is recorded.  All photographs and recordings will be made available soon after Convocation.
  • Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates following Commencement by the Office of the Registrar.
  • A reception with light refreshments will be held on the CEER Patio and Lawn after the ceremony so that students, guests, and faculty and staff may briefly gather.


Undergraduate Student & Faculty Awards

 

Faculty Award

The Reverend William F. Farrell Award was established in 1975 to recognize an engineering faculty or staff member who has demonstrated exemplary personal concern for students.  Recipients are chosen by a vote of the undergraduate students within the College of Engineering.

Bachelor of Science Awards

The criteria for undergraduate students graduating with honors are as follows: CUM LAUDE: an overall grade point average of 3.5 or above; MAGNA CUM LAUDE - an overall grade point average of 3.75 or above; and, SUMMA CUM LAUDE: an overall grade point average of 3.90 or above.

The Robert E. White Chemical Engineering Award is presented to a graduating senior who best combines the performance in his or her chemical engineering studies with scholarship, dedication, leadership, and other qualities desirable for the successful application of an engineering education.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Award is presented to a graduating Civil Engineering student who has achieved academic excellence and has freely given of his or her time, energy, and talents to fulfill the mission of the University. 

The Computer Engineering Outstanding Student Award is presented to a graduating senior who has shown evidence of superior academic performance in his or her studies as a computer engineering student, along with outstanding commitment and leadership demonstrated in co-curricular activities such as engineering student organizations and project teams.  

The Electrical Engineering Outstanding Student Award is presented to a graduating senior who has shown evidence of superior academic performance in his or her studies as an electrical engineering student, along with outstanding commitment and leadership demonstrated in co-curricular activities such as engineering student organizations and project teams.

The Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Student Award is presented to a graduating senior who has shown professionalism as evidenced by exemplary effort, character, and service, combined with academic achievement.  

The Robert D. Lynch Award was instituted in 2003 in honor of the Dean of the College of Engineering from 1975 to 2000. Sponsored by the Engineering Alumni Society, this prestigious award acknowledges a graduating senior for their outstanding academic achievements and exemplary dedication to serving the community, thus representing the highest values of Villanova University and the College of Engineering.

University Commencement Details

FUTURE COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND DATES

Year 2020: May 15-16

Year 2021: May 14-15

Year 2022: May 13-14

Year 2023: May 19-20