It's time to graduate. Congratulations!
It's a long journey to convocation and there are a few steps you need to take before you can get there. Review the following information and the University of Waterloo's Convocation website to make sure you cover all of your bases and get to graduation without any last-minute problems.
Before you graduate...
1. Check the graduation checklist
Visit the Registrar's Office Graduation and Convocation website to review the graduation checklist.
2. Take your graduation photos
Graduation photos are held in October and February for students graduating the following year:
|I'm convocating in...||I should take grad photos in...|
|October 2019||October 2018 or February 2019|
|June 2020||October 2019 or February 2020|
|October 2020||October 2019 or February 2020|
|June 2021||October 2020 or February 2021|
|October 2021||October 2020 or February 2021|
Graduating AHS students must sign-up online with New School Photography to make an appointment for their grad photos. Please note that students must have their photo taken by New School Photography in order to be included in their class composites.
Grad photos are located in BMH 1035, in the Undergraduate Student Lounge. Grad photo dates will be communicated to graduating students once they are available.
3. Celebrate at Grad Formal
Help plan and/or attend your grad formal.
If you are interested in helping out with the Grad Committee, watch for announcements around BMH or contact the Student Relations Officer. The AHS Grad Formal is held during your 4B (winter) term.
Planning for Convocation
UWaterloo holds two convocation ceremonies each year - one in mid-June and the other in late October. Convocation information is available on the UWaterloo Convocation website, including gown and hood rental and important ceremony information.
AHS holds a pre-convocation reception prior to all AHS convocation ceremonies. Invitations are sent out to all graduating students.
Ensure that you prepare yourself to convocate by reviewing the Convocation ceremony checklist prior to the ceremony.
Valedictorian nomination forms can be obtained by emailing the Student Relations Officer. Nominators must be members of the AHS graduating class.
Valedictorians are only selected for spring Convocation. Details about the valedictorian selection process can be found on the nomination form.
AHS Alumni and Friends
Welcome to the AHS Alumni community! Now that you are an alumni, you can find more information about what that entails here at Alumni and Friends. AHS alumni have access to many Alumni services and benefits such as an Alumni WatCard, discounted travel and tickets, networking events and more.
Tell us your news!
We love to hear from alumni doing great things and often feature stories from our grads in News to You, the alumni website and our e-newsletter.
Send your stories, updates or comments to our Alumni Advancement Officer.
Sign up to UWaterloo's E-Community
Join the Alumni E-Community to receive discounts on attractions and sporting events, use the Alumni Directory to search for classmates or connect with other Waterloo alumni, and receive the monthly e-newsletter.
Keep in touch!
Plan for your future
|AHS Graduate Studies||
Discover an exciting Master's degree in Public Health and Health Systems, Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Public Health, Health Informatics or Health Evaluation. With research or course-work options and offered online, in-class or blended – our Master’s programs offer a wide variety of study options.
Alumni Relations provides a variety of services to help you continue learning, save money, and connect with each other.
The UWaterloo alumni advantage gets you access to networking events, discounted travel and services, professional development opportunities and more.
The Alumni WatCard offers you access to UWaterloo online resources, appointments, and events.
|Career development services||
Alumni Career Advisors are available for appointments in person and by telephone.
CareerHub, an online career development guide, is available to all UWaterloo alumni.
Employers seeking to hire UWaterloo graduates may post jobs on WaterlooWorks. To log on, use your WatIAM username and password.