A student having their photo taken at convocation

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 help@newschoolphotography.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.

Plan for your future

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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.

Visit our future graduate students page to learn more. Not sure what career you might want to pursue? Check out the Graduation Statistics page to see what alumni from your program are doing.

Alumni Relations

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.

As a UWaterloo alumnus, you can receive a 20% discount on many of the non-credit courses and certificates offered by University of Waterloo Professional Development.

Employers seeking to hire UWaterloo graduates may post jobs on WaterlooWorks. To log on, use your WatIAM username and password.