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Photographs, Videos, Flowers, Coffee, & More

GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS

Widener University has engaged a commercial photography studio, Lifetouch, to take an individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma as they walk across the stage. 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.

VIDEO RECORDING

Widener's University Relations Department will record 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 entire commencement ceremony video is available on YouTube. Also, check out our highlight reel.

FLOWERS, T-SHIRTS, & SWEATSHIRTS

Widener has arranged to sell beautiful flower arrangements and Class of 2019 t-shirts and sweatshirts 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 2019 t-shirt and/or sweatshirt with the Widener name and logo on the front and the names of all graduates on the back
  • Graduation teddy bears

Pre-ordering is not required, but you can ensure you get the t-shirt/sweatshirt size and/or color of flowers you want by pre-ordering at http://www.commencementflowers.com/index.php/widener.

NOTE: IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO PURCHASE A TSHIRT OR SWEATSHIRT AT GRADUATION, YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE: Send your tshirt/sweatshirt order request to Skye West at info@commencementtshirts.com.  

FRAMES & MEMORABILIA

Commencement diploma and class picture frames and other Widener memorabilia are available for purchase at the Bookstore on campus. Please note that the Bookstore does not sell announcements. Announcements and class rings can be ordered from Jostens at www.jostens.com.

SENIOR CLASS PORTRAITS

Due to the change in color of the undergraduate commencement gown, Lifetouch Photography will offer an opportunity to have your portrait photos taken for the first time or re-taken in the new blue gown. The photographer will not charge a ‘re-sitting’ fee for those students that want to take their photos in the new blue gown.

Portrait services provided by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch NSS

  • When: Monday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last appointment is 5:15 p.m.)
  • Where: University Center – Melrose Lounge (Located on the 2nd Floor near Room F)

Photo Scheduling Instructions: Please schedule your appointment today by visiting www.ouryear.comEnter School Code 64 or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (1-800-687-9327) during normal business hours.

Dress Attire: Both a standard black cap and gown and the new blue cap and gown will be provided as options. Men are encouraged to wear a full suit and tie. Women are encouraged to wear a formal sweater or blouse.

Please be prepared to provide your photographer with your academic major at the time of your sitting.