It's time to graduate. Congratulations!
It's a long journey to convocation and there are a few steps you need to take before you can get there. Review the following information and the University of Waterloo's Convocation website to make sure you cover all of your bases and get to graduation without any last-minute problems.
Before you graduate...
1. Check the graduation checklist
Visit the Registrar's Office Graduation and Convocation website to review the graduation checklist.
2. Take your graduation photos
Graduation photos are held in October and February for students graduating the following year:
|I'm convocating in...||I should take grad photos in...|
|June 2023||October 2022 or February 2023|
|October 2023||February 2023|
|June 2024||October 2023 or February 2024|
|October 2024||February 2023|
Information for Class of 2023:
Registration for 2023 Grad photo sessions is open for Faculty of Health students in fall term. Any student graduating in 2023 (Spring or Fall Convocation) can have their grad photos taken by New School Photography on a first-come, first serve basis. To register:
- Visit New School Photography's website and then click on "Photo Session" button.
- Select "University of Waterloo 2023" as your faculty and then press continue.
- Under the "Department" section on the user details page, select the department that correspods with your degree. Students are assured that “Faculty of Health” will be displayed on their composite.
Students can also submit a photo of themselves to Newschool Photography to be included on their 2023 class composite! This option is for students who are living away from Waterloo and are unable to take grad photos. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
Please note that composites are now digital. The fee for grad photos is $50.00 and includes a 10-15 minute grad photo session, a online gallery of low resolution/watermarked proof images and a high resolution digital class composite. Graduating Health students must sign-up online with New School Photography to make an appointment for their grad photos. Students must have their photo taken by New School Photography or submit a photo to New School Photography in order to be included in their digital class composites.
Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your booked session.
Planning for Convocation
UWaterloo holds two convocation ceremonies each year - one in mid-June and the other in late October. Convocation information is available on the UWaterloo Convocation website, including gown and hood rental and important ceremony information.
The Faculty of Health convocation for spring 2023 is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.
Ensure that you prepare yourself to convocate by reviewing the Convocation ceremony checklist prior to the ceremony.
Class of 2023 Valedictorian nomination forms can be obtained by emailing Josh Edmondstone, Student Relations Officer. Self-nomination is permitted. The selected valedictorian will be requested to provide a short toast to the graduating class at the Grad Class Send Off event on Tuesday, March 2023.
Nominators must be members of the Health graduating class. Valedictorians are only selected for spring Convocation.
Health Alumni and Friends
Welcome to the Health Alumni community! Now that you are an alumni, you can find more information about what that entails here at Alumni and Friends. Health alumni have access to many Alumni services and benefits such as an Alumni WatCard, discounted travel and tickets, networking events and more.
Tell us your news!
We love to hear from alumni doing great things and often feature stories from our grads in Health Hub, the alumni website and our e-newsletter.
Submit your stories, updates or comments to our class notes.
Join the Faculty of Health Hub
When you join the Faculty of Health Hub, powered by Ten Thousand Coffees, you can grow your network by:
- Connecting with the Faculty of Health community
- Discovering opportunities to accelerate your career
- Building valuable connections with students and alumni
- Attending our Alumni Office Hours events
Keep in touch!
Plan for your future
|Faculty of Health Graduate Studies||
Discover an exciting Master's degree in Public Health and Health Systems, Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Public Health, Health Informatics or Health Evaluation. With research or course-work options and offered online, in-class or blended – our Master’s programs offer a wide variety of study options.
Alumni Relations provides a variety of services to help you continue learning, save money, and connect with each other.
The UWaterloo alumni advantage gets you access to networking events, discounted travel and services, professional development opportunities and more.
The Alumni WatCard offers you access to UWaterloo online resources, appointments, and events.
|Career development services||
Alumni Career Advisors are available for appointments in person and by telephone.
CareerHub, an online career development guide, is available to all UWaterloo alumni.
Employers seeking to hire UWaterloo graduates may post jobs on WaterlooWorks. To log on, use your WatIAM username and password.