Let's get ready to graduate!

You will find all the information to be prepared for graduation on the Convocation website.  Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions about meeting your degree requirements

On this page:

Graduation newsletters

To help you prepare for every step toward graduation, all students in 3A/3B General Science and 4A/4B Science degree programs will be sent an email series over the Fall and Winter terms. These email newsletters will capture important dates, highlight events, and suggest campus resources to support your transition to becoming alumni.   

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Graduation photos

Class of 2021: Winter updates regarding Graduation photos will be provided as they become available. If you have any questions, please email Newschool Photography at help@newschoolphotography.com.

Newschool Photography is our exclusive photographer for graduating Science students. Grad photos are taken during the Fall term (November and December) to help prepare for class composites. Appointments are booked with Newschool Photography. Questions can be directed to Newschool Photography. 

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Submitting the Application to Graduate Form

In your final academic term, you must complete the Application to Graduate form online (previously known as the Intention to Graduate form). Please note the deadlines below:

Spring Convocation (June)

  • December 1: if requirements are completed during the fall term
  • March 1: if requirements are completed during the winter term 

Fall Convocation (October)

  • August 15: if requirements are completed during the spring term 

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Valedictorian 

The position of Class Valedictorian is an honoured one, and we encourage members of the graduating class to nominate their colleagues. The ability to organize and present a speech in a clear and persuasive manner is important, but the Valedictorian must also be a worthy and excellent representative of the graduating classes. The Valedictorian is expected to address Convocation for a maximum of five minutes with a speech that is distinctive and unique in content.

June 2021 Valedictorian:

One graduating Science student will be selected to speak on behalf of the entire Science graduating class for the June convocation.

Valedictorian Selection Committee - June 2021 Convocation

The selection committee will judge the nominees based on their written submissions and speeches. Please e-mail Danny Bui if you would like to be part of the selection committee. You must be a graduating student to participate. 

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Graduation Reception 

Class of 2021: Grad Reception will be held virtually in April. More information about the event will be provided in the Graduation Newsletter in March.

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Science and Waterloo Alumni Communities 

Keep in touch with our Science Alumni team, the UWaterloo e-community, or UWaterloo Alumni Relations.  

Interested in starting a business, or considering entrepreneurship? Check out the Be A Star Program.  

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