For safety reasons, family members and guests will not be permitted to approach the graduate seating area and stage during the ceremony. GradImages, a University vendor, will photograph each graduate walking to the stage, receiving their diploma, and again off stage with a University backdrop. Only authorized press and University photographers are permitted on the arena floor during the ceremony. Anyone without proper credentials will be asked to leave the floor.
When the ceremony has concluded and the platform party has recessed, graduates and their families are invited to take photographs in front of the stage.