Up to three (3) Arts Valedictorians will be selected for June 2023 Convocation 

Valedictorian Nominations

If you are interested in representing your class as valedictorian: 

  1. Complete the Valedictorian self-nomination form. Eligibility requirements are listed on the form.
  2. Obtain support from 5 nominators, who must complete the Valedictorian Nominator – Declaration of Support form.
  3. Once you’ve confirmed the support of 5 nominators, nominees should prepare a 3-minute video speech. 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. video recording of their speech (mp4 format preferred)  
    2. The text of the speech (Word format is preferred).  

All steps are due by March 17, 2023, 11:59pm EST.

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 2023  

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

Valedictorian Speech Guidelines