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If you are about to graduate... Congratulations!

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Intent to graduate

Intention to graduate forms are due:

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

Forms are available online through the Undergraduate Studies Forms webpage.

Graduation photos

Graduation photos - appointments are booked online through Lifetouch. Grad photos are taken in the Student Life Centre (SLC) year round. Please see Lifetouch's website for your specific class composite deadline. Grad photo questions can be directed to Lifetouch using the contact form.

For more information on graduate photos, see the Registrar's Office website under "Frequently asked questions about convocation"

Fees Owing

Please ensure that you have all course and library fees, parking fines, etc. paid by the end of the term so your Diplomas will actually be in your graduation folder when you cross the stage.

To determine if you have other fees owing, check on Quest under “Personal Data” and select “Service Indicators”.

Confirm address It is important to confirm that your mailing and home addresses, as well as your current email address, are accurate on Quest in case the Registrar’s Office needs to get in touch with you immediately regarding your program requirements or graduation.

The University of Waterloo holds two convocations each year - one in mid-June and the other in late October.

Convocation information is available on the Registrar's Office website, including what time you must arrive, where to pick up your gown, where the receptions are held, etc. Convocation details are no longer mailed to students.

How your name is displayed on Quest is how it will appear on your Diploma. If you wish to request a change, you must submit a Name Change form along with the appropriate supporting documentation (i.e. passport/birth certificate).

Ordering transcripts

The Registrar’s Office website provides detailed instructions for ordering transcripts.

Your request will only be processed upon receipt of the completed Transcript Request Form and payment (allow one week).

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