Official Ceremony Photographers

University Photography has been our ceremony photographers for more than 30 years.

They take multiple photos of each graduate during the various stages of the ceremony, including crossing the stage, shaking hands with their dean and sitting on the arena floor during the ceremony. They also take green-screen photos and add different backdrop options for you and your grad to choose from later.

Proofs of the ceremony photos are sent within 10 days of commencement weekend. A link is sent to the graduate's UF email address.

Contact information for University Photography:
University Photography, P.O. Box 2454, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-2454
Privately Hired Photographers

Some graduates and their families hire private professional photographers to take pictures before, after and during the ceremony to commemorate this occasion. Please know that these photographers will not be permitted to be on the floor or stage of our venue, as they could obstruct the view of our video crews, contracted photographers, streaming equipment, grads and/or guests.

Your Photographs and Photography Equipment

We know this is a big day, take all the photos you’d like, but please know that friends and family members will not be permitted on the floor or stage of the venue.

We know many people take pictures with their phone's camera. Please be sure your cell phones are muted, so as not disturb those around you.

When choosing photography equipment, keep in mind the safety policies of our venue:

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:

  • Tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or similar apparatuses that can obstruct aisles or others' view are not permitted in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
  • Camera bags are permitted in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center but are subject to individual security inspection.