There will be one Arts Valedictorian who will present a speech at the June 2022 Convocation.  

Valedictorian Nominations

If you are interested in representing your class as valedictorian: 

  1. Complete the Valedictorian self-nomination form by Friday, March 18. 
  2. Obtain support from 5 nominators, who must complete the Valedictorian Nominator – Declaration of Support form by Friday, March 18.

Speech Submissions – Friday, March 18

3. Once you’ve confirmed the support of 5 nominators, nominees should prepare a 3-minute video speech, due Friday, March 18. Speech guidelines and evaluation criteria can be found below. Nominees are asked to submit the following files using WeTransfer to, ensuring filenames for both files contain their first and last name:

1) A video recording of their speech (mp4 format preferred)  

2) The text of the speech (Word format is preferred).  

Valedictorian – Selection Committee Application 

Have your say in choosing your class valedictorian by applying to participate on the Selection Committee.

The successful Valedictorian will be notified by email in early April.

Convocation – Class of 2022  

Visit the University of Waterloo Convocation page for more information and frequently asked questions, including questions about Grad photos.