Graduate Portraits

Graduate Portraits

Class of 2021! Strike a pose, get photographed, access selfie stations, and receive fun giveaways at the Morningside campus Grad Walk. Wear your academic attire and come ready for a professional photoshoot on Butler Lawn. If you’re not local and can’t make it to campus, an exciting virtual booth will be available to all graduates from April 26-30. 

From Saturday, April 17 through Saturday, May 1, Columbia University will be hosting portrait sitting on the main campus.

Purchase your custom TC Masks and other TC swag here. Please email your request to, and a staff member will contact you.

Details below: 


Underneath the Tent at the Sundial Stage, Morningside Campus


Registration is mandatory. Links are below. 

Registration closes the day before at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise specified.

Event Details/COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

  • The GradImages reservation system will allow 12 graduating students per 15-minute intervals. Breaks for the photographers will be factored into the schedule.
  • Graduates must register in advance, wear their own cap & gown, show their ID upon arrival to verify their appointment plus their Columbia University/Teachers College Green Pass or Barnard College Green Screen. The check-in process will be completely touchless.
  • All students will be required to keep their masks on for all photos.
  • To maintain social distancing and prevent crowds from gathering, students will be encouraged to arrive no more than five minutes before their reservation time.
  • Graduates will queue up in front of Butler Library with signage throughout reminding students of safe practices.
  • Traveling to NYC for this experience is highly discouraged.
  • For non-local students, a Virtual Photo Booth will be available from April 26-30. A link will be shared at a later date and all students can upload a picture of themselves and create a cutout to overlay on iconic Columbia University photographs. They will instantly be able to download these files at no cost. 

Note: Keep our campus safe and open. Follow the Columbia Health Compact. Show your ID and green pass/screen upon arrival. Masks and social distancing required.

Don’t have regalia yet? Pick yours up today from the University Bookstore.

Purchase your custom TC Masks and other TC swag here. Please email your request to, and a staff member will contact you.

Make your reservation using the links below:

If you experience any registration problems please contact Grad Images using the contact information below:

Customer Service Department for GradImages

(800) 261-2576


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