Resources for Graduation Event Professionals

How photo proofs from commencement are quickly sent

With graduates and their families, there’s an inherent expectation that photo proofs from their graduation ceremony will be available online almost immediately after the ceremony. After all, with today’s technology, we live in a world of near-instant gratification.

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When to have students complete graduate address cards

The ability to quickly send commencement photos to your graduates and their families requires accurate, up-to-date address information.  The best way to ensure that is to have graduates fill out their own address cards before the ceremony.

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A look inside GradImages' photographer training

This weekend, April 24th and 25th, GradImages will conclude the last of this spring's photographer training workshops, which started in late March.  This purpose of this training is to provide our photographers with hands-on recurrent instruction, discuss new policies & procedures, reinforce best-practices, and of course to share ideas.

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GradImages team helps raise money for textbook scholarships

For the last seven years, the 49er Shops Bookstore at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has hosted a charity event called Bowling for Books.  GradImages is proud to have sponsored a team in this year's tournament, held on April 17, 2015.  Proceeds from this event topped $73,000, and will be used for textbook scholarships for CSULB students.

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A inside look at the GradImages Equipment Department

If you ever have a chance to visit GradImages’ headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida, one of the most impressive sights you’ll see is our Equipment Department.  Row after row of steel shelving lines this massive room, which is home to more than:

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Have a staff group photograph taken before your next commencement

As an event coordinator, you and your staff spend months preparing for commencement. You work hard to ensure everything is ready for the big day, and you rely on the dedication of your staff and volunteers to make each ceremony a success. At the end of graduation day, it is just as much of an accomplishment for those who make the graduation possible as it is for the graduates themselves.

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Four types of white coat ceremony pictures

For medical doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, and nurses, a white coat represents the distinction and hard work that comes with their chosen career path. And at medical, veterinary, pharmaceutical, and nursing schools across the world, the ceremonies where these white coats are bestowed upon students are a dignified, special occasion.

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GradImages is already preparing for your next graduation

Welcome BackWith most schools now back in session, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the commencement season that is now behind us, and look ahead to the 2014-2015 academic year. It was an exciting summer at GradImages, and we are very grateful for the event coordinators at our client schools who made everything happen. What we do would not be possible without your hard work!

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Video highlight packages offered by GradImages at select ceremonies

New in 2014, GradImages is proud to offer video highlight packages for selected schools and universities. This video is customized for each graduate, featuring his or her own individual recognition on stage. Combined with visual and audio highlights from the ceremony, each video is between 60-90 seconds long, and creates a powerful, lasting memory of this special event.

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How the Univ. of South Florida handled selfie pictures at commencement

The University of South Florida in Tampa recently made headlines by prohibiting graduates from taking “selfie” pictures while being individually recognized on stage during commencement. Making a similar announcement was Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Both institutions are valued clients of GradImages, so this story certainly caught our attention.

Selfie picture taken at graduationCommencement policies are generally not newsworthy. However, this made national headlines because it highlights a shifting sense of appropriateness among a generation who grew up with mobile technology. For a dignified event like commencement, administrators are frustrated because common etiquette and well-established behavioral norms now seem to evade a growing number of individuals to the point where a directive like this has become necessary.

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