Grad Photos

The Artona Group is the official grad photographer for Convocation. Interested in getting grad photos? Check out the information below.

Grad Photos at Convocation

Grad Studio

Portrait sessions are available at the Welcome Centre in the Jamie Cassels Centre during Convocation. Individual and family grad photos are accommodated on a first come, first serve basis; no appointment is required.

Studio Hours are typically 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Two photos of you will be taken as you cross the stage. The first is a candid photo taken as you reach the Chancellor/President. The second is a posed photo taken side stage after you cross the stage and before you return to your seat. 

Don't want your photo taken? You can note this when you register to attend your ceremony.

Proofs from your convocation ceremony will be emailed to you by Artona within two weeks of convocation.

Learn more about grad photos at Convocation and check out example photos.

Pop-up Photo Studio

Book your Individual Photo Session through Artona!

Appointments have been made available on select dates between April 12 - 23, 2024 in the Jamie Cassels Centre, Room A183. Note: All available April sessions have been booked.

Grad portrait studio options


Appointments are available on select dates between June 2 – 16, 2024 in the Welcome Centre located in the Jamie Cassels Centre. Sessions are by appointment only. Bookings for the June studio sessions are now available, through the Artona Group booking site.



What's the session like?

  • Personalized 20-Minute Professional Studio Session
  • 2 Studio Rooms and 16 different looks
  • Traditional Cap & Gown

Other grad portrait options

Would you prefer to hire your own photographer or have friends and family take photos of you before or after your scheduled Convocation day? You can rent regalia from the UVic Bookstore and bring it to your photographer of choice.