Photography & Video Services

Degree candidates have the option to arrange for formal portraits before the ceremonies and will also have individual photos taken on the day of their ceremony. Here you'll learn about the different photography vendors and information on how to access ceremony videos.

Degree Candidate Portraits

Prestige by Lifetouch will schedule individual appointments for students to take posed portraits prior to commencement. Degree candidates will have the opportunity to take photos in the official TU regalia (this will be provided at the session) as well as in professional attire.

Fall 2019 Portrait Sitting Dates

Portrait services are overseen by the Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility (Division of Student Affairs). Please contact  at 410-704-5304 for information about upcoming portrait dates. 

Date/time Location
Wednesday, December 4th (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) University Union, Rm. 306
Thursday, December 5th (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) University Union, Rm. 305
Saturday, December 7th (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) University Union, Rm. 305
Sunday, December 8th (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) University Union, Rm. 305

Make Your Appointment

Prepare for Your Portrait 

  • The sitting fee is $15.00 and is due at the time of your portrait (cash or check only). This fee is collected by the Division of Student Affairs and is used to support TU co-curricular student programs as well as degree candidates on the day of Commencement.
  • You should wear professional attire to your portrait session (i.e.: suit, shirt, tie and pants, skirt and blouse, etc.) if you would like a photo without regalia. Professional attire is not required if you only want to purchase a photo in regalia.
  • Official TU regalia (cap and gown) is provided for you to use during your portrait session. Master's and doctoral candidates will need to provide the photographer with the discipline of your degree so that you are photographed in the correct hood color. 
  • To inquire about the most current portrait package costs, please contact LifeTouch directly at: 800-724-6440.

Timeline for Portrait Packages

Degree candidates will receive information on how to access their proofs online approximately 15 business days after they are photographed. This information will be included with the proofs they receive in the mail. Packages take about three full weeks to receive from the date of final payment. 

Should you have further questions about this process, please contact Lifetouch Customer Service directly at 800-724-6440.

Day of Photography

GradImages will provide photography services on the day of Commencement. The company offers the following services to our degree candidates:

  • Cap and gown portraits taken in the robing room prior to the Commencement Ceremony
  • Photo taken before candidate crosses stage in front of a backdrop
  • Photo taken as candidate crosses stage
  • Candid photos throughout ceremony

GradImages will mail each degree candidate a complimentary proof of these prints, with the opportunity to order enlargements.

Video Services

Each ceremony will be streamed live on the Commencement homepage. A link will appear approximately 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Videos of each ceremony will be made available for download on the Towson University YouTube Channel approximately one week after the conclusion of all ceremonies.