As exams come to an end, I want to congratulate our students, faculty and staff members on another outstanding term. I also want to thank our students for their hard work. You continue to go above and beyond what is expected in and out of the classroom.
The end of any Winter term is an exciting one because Convocation is right around the corner and our community of alumni is about to get a whole lot bigger. Soon, these new alumni will leave campus and expand our community of Warriors to new heights and new places.
Our community has no borders and no limits. We are bound together by tradition and common experiences. And, for our soon-to-be-alumni, and our larger alumni community, I urge you to please stay connected with your University and each other.
Staying Connected Starts Now
The first step to staying connected for our soon-to-be-alumni is coming to Convocation this June. Thousands of graduates, family members, friends, faculty, staff and alumni attend Convocation every year to support our new graduates.
Convocation is not only a time for you to actually receive your degree, but it is a celebration of you, your achievements and your future.
As many graduating students are leaving campus to pursue their dreams, Convocation is an opportunity to come back and reconnect with your fellow, newly-minted alumni. Seize that opportunity and keep in touch. This coming Convocation, I am excited to say, will mark a milestone for Waterloo, as we will surpass 200,000 alumni around the world. That is a powerful community of supporters waiting to be tapped into and keeping those relationships strong starts now.
Don’t Be a Stranger, Stay Connected
Our doors are always open. We want to hear from you. We want you to connect with your fellow alumni. And, we want to help you succeed throughout your career.
You are part of a life-long family of Warriors and our Alumni Relations team are always working hard to bring everyone together. Whether it’s through fun and thought-provoking events or building relationships through one of our global alumni chapters, there are many occasions to connect with alumni from around the world.
If you haven’t started following the University of Waterloo page or joined our Alumni Group on LinkedIn, please do. Expand your network and develop new relationships with seasoned professionals who have been right where you are now. And, you can always stay in touch and up-to-date through the Alumni Facebook page and on Twitter.
To all our students, well done, you did it! And, to our soon-to-be-graduates, I hope to see you again at Convocation in June. I’ll be the one on stage in blue robes filled with pride.