How long should a graduation ceremony last?

Appropriate length of a graduation ceremony

Debate on this topic can get surprisingly heated, especially at larger schools. Although there are no right answers to this question, we'll examine generalities about the length of commencement, and steps you can take to reduce the length of your event if necessary.

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Spectator disruptions at a graduation ceremony

Spectator disruptions at a graduation ceremony

Spectator outbursts at commencement are an unfortunate reality at many schools, and can detract from the dignity of the ceremony.  In our three part series, we'll examine steps you can take to discourage these disruptions, and ways to handle them once they do occur.

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The pros and cons of green screen photography

Green screen photography at graduation

Green screen technology has been around for decades, but it wasn't until digital photography became mainstream that it could be used at graduation ceremonies. Our two-part series explains how green screens work, and why they may not be right for every ceremony.

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Handshake photos as graduates are recognized

Handshake photograph at graduation ceremony

Because the handshake photograph is so important to graduates and their families, a good photographer strives to secure the best vantage point. This four-part series was developed to help commencement coordinators understand the ideal location once-in-a-lifetime photograph.

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