Photography Sessions

Registration for professional photography appointments are now open and scheduling links were sent to graduates via email. Appointments are available for 3-minute, complimentary photo slots: 

  • Thursday, May 20 (must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 29)
  • Friday, May 21 (must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 29)
  • Sunday, May 30 (must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 29)

Graduates, please check your email to schedule your photo appointment.

Once scheduled, will need to arrive to the designated photo station 10 minutes prior to the scheduled session time. You will receive a confirmation email with your appointment time and photo station location. As previously mentioned, you will have three minutes to have your photo taken. If you arrive late or do not show up to your photo session, your appointment will not be available. As a reminder, there is no cost for this service. Photographs will be available for download via an online portal. The campus visitor policy applies to all days leading up to, including, and following your Commencement ceremony.

Photography appointments will be handled on a first-come, first-served
Please do not schedule an appointment 30 minutes prior to, during, or 15 minutes following your ceremony. Your ceremony will be 90 minutes in length. For example if your ceremony starts at 11:30 a.m., please do not schedule an appointment between 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. In addition to some of the iconic photo spots, we are also offering an opportunity for a photo on Beaumont Pavilion (the Brookings Quadrangle stage) which will be set with traditional Commencement backdrop. If you do not make an appointment, there is no guarantee that there will be availability for a professional photo. We will do our best to accommodate on-site requests.

Kindly note that there will also be several self-serve photo opportunities on campus. There will be no additional registration required for photographs after you sign up.

Kindest regards,
The Commencement Office