Engineers' Week


The St. Pat’s Board has tirelessly worked with College administrators, volunteers, campus officials and others in order to bring about the 120th edition of Engineers’ Week at Mizzou.

Engineers’ Week Events 2023

Alumni Happy Hour

Friday, March 10 | 4 p.m. | The Heidelberg
Join us at The Heidelberg to catch up with former classmates and friends of the College.

Dome Lighting, Jesse Hall

Friday, March 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Francis Quadrangle

One of the most visible and highly anticipated E-week events for not only Mizzou Engineers but all of the Mizzou campus and Columbia community. Come out to watch Jesse Hall’s dome turn green to signify the start of Engineers’ Week at Mizzou.

Road Rally

Saturday, March 11 | 10 a.m. | Perry Legend Collision Repair Center parking lot

Participants hop in their “DeLoreans” for a race to the finish to see who can get “Pat to the Future” first. Teams follow the clues given to get to the next stop, where a King and Queen candidate are waiting to challenge the team and reward their valiant effort with a clue to the next stop. The teams race across all of Columbia to end up at a secret location for food, fun and dancing. The fastest team gets a prize!

E-Week and A&S Student Council 5K/10K Run/Walk for Charity

Sunday, March 12 | 9 a.m. | north side of Lafferre Hall (Shamrock Plaza)

This race will take place on Columbia’s downtown streets. Proceeds are donated to benefit Habitat for Humanity as an opportunity to give back to the community. Registration is $20 and all participants will receive a free t-shirt. Register today.

The Hot Dog Banquet

Monday, March 13 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | outside Overholser Atrium

Hot Dog Banquet is our way to give back to the students of the College of Engineering. We offer a free lunch for all students and faculty. The event will be held outside of Lafferre Hall and is a great way for the College of Engineering to come together. There might even be a hot dog eating contest!


Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17 | Lafferre Hall

Engineering students will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals and leaders during their classes.

Skits & BBQ

Wednesday, March 15 | 6 p.m. | Bullwinkle’s

Skits & BBQ brings students and faculty together. Royalty candidates put on humorous skits that are judged by our very own staff and faculty. Attendees can enjoy BBQ while they watch the skits that celebrate the College of Engineering. Tickets that include dinner are $25, while tickets without dinner are $10.

Lab Exhibits

Thursday, March 16 | 9 a.m. | Lafferre Hall

Departments and research groups open their labs to the public to showcase the innovation happening at Mizzou Engineering. Engineering students volunteer to present and give tours to grade schools, high schools and other community members.

Knighting Ceremony and Grand Kowtow

Friday, March 17 | 5 p.m. | Shamrock Plaza

The Knighting Ceremony and Grand Kowtow are long-running traditions of Engineers’ Week. This is the only time St. Patrick comes to campus, as he safely travels to Mizzou to honor hard-working senior engineering students and celebrate their achievements within the College of Engineering. Sign up today to be knighted.

Ada Wilson Green Tea Lecture

Saturday, March 18 | 1 p.m. | Ketcham Auditorium

All students are invited to celebrate women in engineering at the Green Tea Lecture celebrates women in engineering. This year’s lecturer is Evelyn Watson. The event is being held to recognize seniors graduating from the College of Engineering and is open to all! Following the lecture, a meal will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Chancellor’s Residence. Please sign up in advance. Seniors will be honored at the event.

St. Patrick’s Ball

Saturday, March 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Reynolds Alumni Center ballroom

St. Pat’s Ball, the concluding Engineers’ Week event, dates back to 1905 and is one of the oldest E-Week traditions. The ball includes dinner and dancing hosted by the MU Engineering Alumni Organization. During the festivities, the Queen and the King are crowned. Tickets must be purchased at the E-Week merchandise table by Thursday, March 9.