Photography & Video Services

Graduates 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.

Senior 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 handled through Towson University's Division of Student Affairs. Please contact  at 410-704-5304, with any questions.

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Schedule Your Portrait Session

You can schedule your session by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR, or you can register online and enter Code 30 (TU's school code). Portraits will be taken 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. October 31 through November 2 in University Union, Room 314. The sitting fee of $15 is due at the time of your portrait.

prepare for Your Portrait 

  • You should wear professional attire to your portrait session (i.e.: suit, shirt, tie and pants, skirt and blouse, etc.).
  • The sitting fee is $15.00 and is due at the time of your portrait (cash or check only). This fee will be used to support TU co-curricular student programs as well as graduates on the day of commencement.
  • Official TU Regalia (cap and gown) are 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.