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.
Candidate Portrait in TU Regalia
Degree candidates who schedule portraits have the opportunity to be photographed in
the TU regalia.
Candidate Portrait in Professional Business Attire
Degree candidates also have the option to take a photograph in professional business
attire during their portrait session.
Portrait Sitting Dates
Portrait services are overseen by Events and Conference Services (Division of Student
Affairs). Prestige by Lifetouch will schedule all photo sessions and work with students
to order portrait sets.
Parking will be available in University Union Garage
For scheduling questions call 1-800-687-9327, during normal business hours.
Prepare for Your Portrait
The sitting fee is $15 and is due at the time of your portrait (Debit/Credit Card
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.
Video of Commencement Ceremonies
Each ceremony will be streamed live on the Commencement homepage. The video will begin approximately 15 minutes before the start of each ceremony.
Videos of the current year’s Commencement ceremonies are available on the Towson University YouTube channel approximately one week after the conclusion of all ceremonies. Past ceremonies are
also posted on the TU YouTube channel.