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
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.
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.
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.