Grad Photos
at the Athabasca University Convocation Ceremonies


Where can I view my photos!?

[Edited June 20, 2017]
All photo galleries are now prepared and available online!  Click the " View Photos " link in the toolbar above to access our gallery pages.  

Some photos are free to download, including photos of each graduate crossing the stage.  These will be found in the event gallery (click here) .  Use the password  AU2017  when prompted to get access.

Family and individual photos - those taken in the portrait area - can only be accessed with your individual gallery password.  Please check your email for full instructions.

It was a delight to be a part of #AthaU17 and we sincerely hope you enjoy the images.

Photos for AU 2017 Graduates
There's lots of photo opportunities at Convocation!  Be sure to bring your own camera along; but professionals will also be on site to capture some great images of the whole event.  Here's three kinds of professional photos you can get at convocation:

Stage Photos

Grad & Family Portraits

Group Photos

Photos will be taken of each graduate on stage as they receive their recognition.  The images will be available for free to download, provided with congratulations by Athabasca University.
Grad cap & gown portraits are offered on-site, the day of your ceremony.  You can take portraits by yourself, or bring family and friends to take part.

A session fee will be charged at the photo station.
Some classes will also be taking a group portrait.  For those that participate, the photos will also be paid for by your faculty at Athabasca University and will be made available for download.  Check with your faculty admin to see if a group photo is planned.
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UPDATE: Photos have been completed and our time in Athabasca has ended for 2017.  That doesn't mean you can't have grad photos however - our "SUB Photo" studio in Edmonton would be more than happy to accommodate you.  Please contact us first for details about arranging to bring the right graduation attire.


The ultimate keepsake to celebrate your graduation is a portrait to share with your family! We've made it simple to get yours, whether you want them by yourself or with your entire supporting crew!

We'll be right on site at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex.  Follow the instructions you were sent for getting to the ceremony and you'll be in the right place.

Photo sessions will be offered before and after the ceremonies on June 8, 9, and 10.  Take a look at our booking calendar (click the "Book Now" button) to see the times that are still available.

A session fee will be charged at your appointment.  Individual grads are asked to pay $20 and grads with friends or family would pay $30.  Your photos will be viewable online and can be shared by social media; prints and downloads may then be purchased if you wish.

Getting Ready:
It's pretty simple, actually!  We provide the official gown and hood for your degree; you just need to bring your smile!  Men should wear a shirt & tie as the gown's collar does reveal some of your neckline; for ladies you can decide if you'd prefer to see a collar or a cleaner look with an open collar. Remember, your family and friends are welcome too!

If you have any other questions, please contact us - we'd be happy to help. See you at Convocation!

More information:

Visit the Athabasca University convocation page