Grad Photos

Updated March 2024

Please follow one of the links below. Then select your degree and pick your date and time.

Waterloo campus: Appointments Closed Until May

Brantford campus: Appointments Closed Until November 2024

MSW Appointments will now be held at the Waterloo campus in 2023-2024. You can book by selecting a Waterloo session.

Grad photos are taken by Pegasus School Images and facilitated through WLU Student Publications. Grad photos are to be taken in the school year you plan on applying to graduate. You must take your photos before the deadline (March 8, 2024) to be featured on the class composite and yearbook.

You may still get your photos taken after this point when appointments are available, but you will not be on the current graduating year’s class composites or yearbook.

Grad Photos consist of photos of you in a gown (provided at the appointment) doing a variety of poses and then a few casual photos without the gown. Visit our FAQ page for more information on what to bring and what to expect, or visit Pegasus’s website to read more.

When do I take my grad photos?

If you are graduating in the Spring or Fall of 2024, you should be taking your grad photos during the Fall 2023 or early Winter 2024 semester. If you were not able to have photos taken and you graduated in 2022-23, you can book photos, but you will be on the composite for 2023-24. Appointments will open around mid-August 2023 (please check back regularly as more time slots become available when current slots begin to fill up).

If you are in your final year of study, you should book your grad photos as soon as possible.

We only provide a limited number of Winter term spots, so we encourage you to book early. Dates will become available to book in mid-December.

What if I am away from campus both terms?

If you are away on co-op and/or exchange for Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 terms, you should take your photos in the Spring of 2023. If you missed taking photos during the spring, you can take photos when you return but will be on the 2024-25 class composite and not the 2023-24 composite.

What is a class composite?

A class composite is a print-out that features your grad photo alongside the other graduates of your program. This is included in your sitting fee and you will pick it up alongside a WLU vinyl folder for it at convocation.

How do I book an appointment?

When appointments are open, please click on the Pegasus link above to be directed to the booking site for your graduation photos. After selecting your session type, click the blue days on the calendar to see open time spots. If no dates are available to click, or if none of the days currently open work for you, check back regularly for new dates to open up. Dates are added usually a week or two before the actual date.

Booking is first come, first serve. If no dates are available when you visit the website, check back regularly for new dates to open up.

You must have your photos taken before the end of February 2024 for you to be featured in the yearbook and class composite for convocation. There will be opportunities for photos after these dates, but we cannot guarantee that you will appear on the class composite or in the yearbook.

Didn’t know about grad photos and missed the deadline?

We apologize if you did not hear about grad photos and possibly missed a deadline. We try to reach graduating students through emails to departments (for them to then forward along to their graduates), as well as ads in The Cord and The Sputnik. Unfortunately, if you missed the deadline for photos, there is nothing we can do but encourage you to take photos in the following year. Deadlines are set early to allow time to accommodate all graduates and to ensure class composites and yearbooks are ready for convocation.

Sitting Details:

Composites are included in your sitting fee, and will be provided to all students who take their photo by February 2024. A WLU yearbook will also be available for purchase when you purchase your grad photos, or when you pick your composite up at convocation.

The sitting fee is $50, which includes time with the photographer, hard copy proofs mailed directly to you, and a copy of your class composite. If you have a second major, you can purchase a 2nd class composite for $10. If you do not purchase your 2nd class composite, you will only receive one.

Please bring payment to your sitting in cash, cheque or credit card. Failure to appear for your scheduled sitting without 48 hours notice will result in a $10 financial penalty. To cancel, click the link in your confirmation email you received upon initial booking.

    • Waterloo and Kitchener MSW students, including MBA: photos will be taken at 194 King street in Uptown Waterloo
    • Brantford students: photos will be taken on the Brantford campus, at 38 Market street, room SCJ 210


Before you contact us with a question, please look over our list of frequently asked questions.

If your question is not on the list, please contact or Aaron Waitson at

Missed convocation or forgot to pick up your composite? You have two options:

Waterloo Pickup: Book an appointment here to pick up your composite in Waterloo

Delivery: Pay $18 shipping and we’ll mail it right to you!