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

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

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 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Two photos of you will be taken as you cross the stage. Proofs from your convocation ceremony will be emailed to you by Artona within two weeks of convocation.

  • 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.

Pop-up photo studio

Book your individual photo session through Artona!

Appointments will be available on select dates between April 12-23, 2024, and will be held in the Jamie Cassels Centre, Room A183.

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.