For safety reasons, family and guests are not permitted to approach and take pictures or video on or around the stage, graduate processional, seating areas, and aisles during commencement. Any interference may result in being asked to leave the ceremony.


A professional photographer will be available near student check-in to take personal photos of graduates. Photographers will stop taking personal photos 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. An additional picture of each graduate will be taken while crossing the stage. Proofs will be mailed approximately one week after the ceremony, at which time you will have the option to purchase photographs. If you have questions regarding your proofs, please contact


The commencement ceremony will be professionally recorded by APU. You may purchase a personalized DVD for $19.99, plus tax and shipping, at or (800) 933-1950.