Up to three (3) Arts Valedictorians will be selected for June 2024 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.

Steps 1 & 2 are due March 4, 2024, 11:59pm EST.

  • Those who are successful in their nomination will be required to submit an electronic copy of their three-minute written speech (Word format is preferred) no later than Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm and present during the Valedictorian talk-off the evening of March 25, 2024.

Speech guidelines and evaluation criteria can be found below. 

If you have any questions please contact Stefania Stachura, Student Engagement Coordinator. 

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 2024  

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

Valedictorian Speech Guidelines