graduates in robes at convocation

If you are about to graduate... Congratulations!

Find all the information you'll need to get organized for graduation on the Registrar's Office and Convocation websites. If you are not sure you've met all your degree requirements to graduate, please contact your academic advisor.

Valedictorian information

Apply to graduate

Application to Graduate is due:

  • March 1 for Spring Convocation (completing requirements in the winter term);
  • December 1 for Spring Convocation (completing requirements in the fall term);
  • August 15 for Fall Convocation.

Please consult the Registrar's Office graduation checklist to ensure everything is in order.

Frequently asked questions

Graduation photos

Fees owing

Please ensure that you have all course fees, library fees, parking fines, etc. paid by the end of your final term to ensure your diploma is in your graduation folder when you cross the stage to accept it.

To determine if you have other fees owing, check Quest under 'Personal Data' and select 'Service Indicators.' Please see the Quest help desk for further details.

Confirm name and address

Ordering transcripts


The Convocation website provides a checklist covering all elements leading up to and on convocation day.

Keep in touch

Arts Alumni Affairs serves all graduates of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo - a growing community that includes over 50,000 alumni!