Updated September 2018
Grad Photo appointments are open now. Book today.
Waterloo campus: Book Here
Brantford campus: Book Here
Brantford photos will only be available for the month of November. Please book early.
Grad photos are taken by LifeTouch and facilitated through WLU Student Publications. Grad photos are to be taken in the school year you plan on applying to graduate. They 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.
When do I take my grad photos?
If you are graduating in the Spring or Fall of 2019 you should be taking your grad photos this school year. Appointments will open in the Fall of 2018. So this means if you are in your last year of study, book your grad photos as soon as possible.
What if my convocation is in October 2018?
If you are graduating in Fall 2018 and did not take your photos before the deadline of March 2, 2018 you can still take grad photos but you will not be on your class composite or in the yearbook.
Grad photos have been available to book since October 2017 and ran until March 2, 2018. Please note that there are a few sessions available after March 2, 2018 but your photo will not appear on the class composite or in the yearbook.
What if I am away from campus due or co-op or exchange?
If you are away the Fall semester of 2018 due to co-op and exchange, you can take your photos when you return in January. We only provide a limited number of January spots for co-op and exchange students and 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 2018 or Winter 2019 terms, you should have taken your photos in the 2018 Summer. We attempted to reach all students away on co-op or exchange and we apologize that you did not find out. If your co-op is more locally based, try to arrange a date to come to campus to get your photos done. Otherwise, you can take them after you return but it will most likely be past the deadline for your photo to be in the composites and yearbooks.
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?
Grad photos are currently not available for booking. Please return to this page in October 2018. When appointments are open, please click on the Lifetouch 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 check back regularly for new dates to open up.
You must have your photos taken before February 2019 for you to be featured in the yearbook and class composite. There will be opportunities for photos after these dates, but you will not appear on the class composite or in the yearbook.
Composites are included in your sitting fee, and will be provided to all students who take their photo by February 2019. A Keystone yearbook or Carnegie yearbook will be available for purchase when you purchase your grad photos, at convocation or on our online shop here
The sitting fee is $50, which includes time with the photographer, hard copy proofs mailed direct to you, and a copy of your class composite. If you have a second major, you can purchase a 2nd class composite for $10.
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.
- Waterloo students including MBA, photos will be taken at 230 Regina St North, Please use side door access found on the Left side of the Building.
- Kitchener students, photos will be taken at 120 Duke Street room 204.
- Brantford students, photos will be taken on the Brantford campus – room RCW323
Missed convocation or forgot to pick up your composite? Fill out this form and we’ll mail it to you!