Graduation checklist

One of the most exciting moments in your undergraduate career is receiving your degree. So how can you be sure to get to this moment without any last-minute problems? Follow the steps below for a carefree walk across the stage:

  1. Use the appropriate Degree Checklist available on the KINAdvising LEARN page to make sure you've have met your degree requirements. Alternatively, you can check your progress against the Undergraduate Calendar

  2. Go through your unofficial transcript before your last year and make sure your fourth-year courses will fulfill your remaining requirements. If you have any questions be sure to speak with your academic advisor.

  3. Complete an Intention to Graduate form

  4. Confirm your address on Quest

It is important to confirm that your mailing and home address, as well as your current email address, are accurate on Quest.

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Other things to consider before you graduate

Get your grad photos taken

Graduating students must sign-up online to make an appointment for their grad photos. (The site is usually available 2-3 weeks before the appointment period). You will be sent an email with the dates of the grad photo sessions.

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Help plan your grad formal

If you are interested in helping out with the Grad Formal Committee, watch for posters in BMH or contact Josh Edmondstone, Student Relations Officer.

The Faculty of Health Grad Formal is held during your 4B (winter) term.


University of Waterloo holds two convocations each year - one in mid-June and the other in late October. Convocation information is available on the Registrar's Office convocation website, including what time you must arrive, where to pick up your gown, where the receptions are held, etc

The Faculty of Health holds a pre-convocation reception prior to all Faculty of Health convocation ceremonies. Invitations are sent out to all graduating students.

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The graduating class nominates a valedictorian

The Valedictorian nomination form will be submitted to the Josh Edmondstone, Student Relations Officer in BMH 3101.

Valedictorian nominees will be invited to attend a selection meeting where they will give their valedictory address (5 minutes or less in length). A selection committee consisting of students from the graduating class will be present and will vote on the speeches to determine who the Valedictorian will be. A runner up will also be selected in the case that the Valedictorian is no longer able to attend convocation. 

Services that will help you plan for the future:

Services Description
University of Waterloo Alumni Services The Office of Alumni Affairs provides a variety of services to help you continue learning, save money, connect with each other and University of Waterloo.
Centre for Career Action Job search resources, resume and cover letter critique, WaterlooWorks
Faculty of HealthAlumni Career Search Check out the endless possibilities you can do with your Faculty of Health degree with the sample jobs of past graduates. The Faculty of Health job board will also give you some guidance to finding your potential career path
Graduate Studies in Kinesiology Consider continuing your education with graduate studies in the Department of Kinesiology.
Professional or Graduate School

Search for various Ontario professional school requirements through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) including:

For more information, see professional school preparation.

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