During Commencement, we ask that family members do not approach the stage to take pictures. The University has contracted with professional photographers to take photos of all graduates. These photos capture the moment graduates shake hands with President Thorsett and receive their diploma, along with portrait shots of the graduates as they exit the stage. There are also many candid shots available to purchase. Photo packages start at $9.95.
Prior to Commencement, a staff member from John Dutton Photography will have all graduates fill out a form with pertinent information. Following Commencement, orders for these photos may be placed online directly with the photographer, John Dutton.
Willamette’s University photographer takes hundreds of photos on Commencement day, which are available for you to download free of charge.