Photography and Video

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 for families and graduates to take photos. Photographers will stop taking personal photos 30 minutes prior to the ceremony so graduates can line up and families can take their seats. 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.

Upcoming Commencements:

Spring 2019 May 4
Winter 2019 December 14

Reserve Tickets

Assistance for the Deaf
or Hard of Hearing

Click the appropriate link below to access hearing assistance during that event:
Baccalaureate and Alumni Initiation
Graduate Commencement
Undergraduate Commencement