Photographs are encouraged, but please remain in your seat when photographing or recording any portion of the ceremony.

Photographs of each graduate as they cross the stage at the doctoral and college recognition ceremonies are available from professional vendors who will contact all graduates with purchasing information. Color photographs are available from University Photography, P. O. Box 2454, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-2454, 205-391-9500. Graduation proofs are usually mailed from the vendor within 7-10 days of graduation. There is no obligation to purchase these photos. Family pictures with the graduate in full academic regalia are generally taken before the ceremony.

Video, film and digital cameras are permitted, including those with interchangeable lenses. For both the safety and consideration of those around you, the following rules are in place:

  • No tripods, monopods, selfie sticks or similar apparatuses that can obstruct aisles or others' view are permitted in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center or Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
  • Due to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium's clear bag policy, camera bags are not permitted in this venue.
  • While camera bags are permitted in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, they are subject to individual security inspection.
  • Professional photographers are in place to take pictures of our graduates at the stage and the floor of the ceremonies. Family and friends are not permitted in these spaces.