Commemorate your graduation with a formal Commencement portrait! 

All December 7th and 8th portrait appointments for Summer and Winter graduates have been filled. A waitlist has been created to accommodate graduates who couldn't secure an appointment. Complete the form below if you wish to be added. Please note the waitlist is based on the order in which submissions come in. Appointments will take approximately 15 minutes, including gowning assistance and taking your portrait.

Additional portrait sessions will be scheduled in early May for spring candidates.

NYU Photo Bureau



Portrait Attire

Caps, gowns, and hoods are provided for the photo shoot, but students are welcome to wear their own academic attire. Students are not required to wear formal attire for their appointment. Gowns and hoods will cover up all clothing. However, please be mindful to dress appropriately as graduation portraits will take place in a shared public setting.


The fee to book an appointment is $18. Students can pay in person on the day of their appointment. Please note this fee is only to secure an appointment time slot and does not include any graduation portrait packages for purchase. Additional costs will apply for the purchase of digital and/or print photographs. To inquire about portrait packages, please contact Island Photography.

Students booking individual and group appointments must book and purchase two separate appointment slots. Individual appointments cannot be combined with group portraits.


If you are unable to make your appointment, please email the NYU Photo Bureau as soon as possible. Please include your first and last name and the date and time of your appointment in the email.