Information for paid student roles


  • Accessibility Assistant
  • Wayfinder
  • Usher

These roles ensure the smooth running of the event by guiding guests and answering questions before, during and after the ceremony. They represent the University to thousands of newcomers to campus; excellent customer service skills are required.

Paid student roles are an opportunity for current students only. Any staff employed full time by the University of Waterloo may not work in one of these roles and are encouraged to sign up as a volunteer.


Lunch is provided between the morning and afternoon ceremonies.


Student roles are paid $20 per hour.

Applications for paid student roles will open closer to Spring 2023 Convocation.