Photos on Stage

Professional shots (candid and individual) taken by Earl and Sedor will be available via their website:, following commencement. Notification will be posted on this page when the photos are available for online viewing.

Family and friends are welcome to take photos and video while the graduates are receiving their degrees. It is very important, however, to use the designated photo area to the left of the stage only. Ushers will direct guests there.

Because we can not accommodate all guests in limited aisle space and for obvious safety reasons, guests can not stand in the aisles to take photographs. We know how important this day is to you and your family, but please be courteous and follow the direction of our ushers.


A professional photographer company, Earl and Sedor Photography, will take a picture of each individual as they cross the stage and receive their diploma as well as a second, posed photo as they exit the stage. Each graduate will receive a postcard in the mail in the weeks after Commencement directing him/her to a web site to view their photos from a gallery of proofs. No need to wait for the postcard though. Visit their website as photos are normally posted just a few days after the event. If you like any of the images you find, you can choose to order them at that time, online from the photographer.


Please read the following tips for making your graduation photos better.

TIP # 1 Don't run across the stage. Take your time since you worked hard for this moment.
TIP # 2 Stand tall and don't lead with your head and upper body.
TIP # 3 Keep eye contact with the president. Don't look at the floor or the camera.
TIP # 4 Pause for just a second while shaking the president's hand.
Again, don't rush it.
TIP # 5 Place your tassel on the backstage side as you approach the stage. This way we will have a clear shot of your face.
Thank you for helping to make your graduation day photo better.
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