Photographs, Videos, Flowers, Coffee, & More


Widener University has engaged a commercial photography studio, Lifetouch, to take an individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for this service. Lifetouch will post a proof of the portrait on their website at Lifetouch Special Events within three weeks after commencement. On the Lifetouch home page, under "Find Your Event," enter "graduations" for event type, "Pennsylvania" for state, and "Widener" for school. There is no obligation to purchase a print. Please tell family and friends about this service and advise them that it will be unnecessary to move from their seats during the ceremony to take pictures. Guests will be permitted to take photographs from their seats, but the use of flash is discouraged.


Widener's University Relations Department will produce a commemorative DVD of the commencement ceremony. This professional, full-coverage recording includes processions, platform presentations, awarding of degrees, and speeches. You can leave your video recorder at home and relax; we'll ensure that you don't miss a thing. The DVD is available for purchase. Print out this form and order yours today. The DVD will be ready for shipping by July 1, 2016. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. DVD requests will be honored through August 2016.


Widener has arranged to sell beautiful flower arrangements and Class of 2016 t-shirts at commencement. The proceeds will be used for alumni events such as homecoming and class reunions.

Possible purchases include:

  • A dozen roses
  • A half dozen roses
  • A Class of 2016 t-shirt with the Widener name and logo on the front and the names of all graduates on the back.

The flower stand will be located under the big tent on Memorial Field adjacent to Alumni Auditorium. In the case of inclement weather, the flower stand will be located in the Wellness Center, in front of the trophy display, adjacent to the Schwartz Athletic Center.

Pre-ordering is not necessary, but you can ensure you get the t-shirt size and/or color of flowers you want by pre-ordering at


We will sell Widener's own coffee, WU Brew, at commencement. WU Brew is organic, shade grown coffee from a sustainable farm in Costa Rica where Widener students conduct research and help local farmers protect the environment while growing healthy, delicious coffee beans. Proceeds from the sale of WU Brew support experiential learning opportunities for Widener students in Costa Rica and pay farmers a living wage. Look for the WU Brew stand near the flower stand.


Commencement diploma and class picture frames and other memorabilia are available for purchase at the Bookstore in University Center.