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.

Student Portraits

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

This service is overseen by the Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility. Please contact  at 410-704-5304, with any questions.

 Student Portrait Sittings

Prestige by Lifetouch will offer portrait sittings on the following dates for spring 2018 degree candidates:

April 9th, 10th, and 11th – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in UU, Room 307

April 12th – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in UU, Loch Raven Room 

May 14th-16th – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in UU, Room 307

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 graduates 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. Graduate students 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

Once your portrait is taken on campus, you should expect for a proof of your portrait to be available online within three days of your session (Lifetouch will provide the information on how to access your proofs at your scheduled session). You will the opportunity to make your selections online and may pay by mail or online. You will receive your portrait package within 7-14 business days from the time of selection and 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 graduates:

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

GradImages will mail each graduate 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.