Photographs, Gifts and Refreshments | Commencement

Stage Portrait

Empire Photography has been photographing our commencement ceremonies for many years. Each graduate is photographed as they receive their diploma and a solo portrait is also taken after they exit the stage. Proofs will be sent to graduates and their families within 48 hours of the ceremony. Preregister your email address so you can receive your complimentary proofs quickly. Your commencement is an once-in-a-lifetime moment so don't miss out! If you have any questions please email Empire Photography at

Receive Your Graduation Photos!

Grad Photos and Professional Headshots

Empire Photography will be on campus in the Campus Center Ballroom on Friday, April 30th from 1:00pm-7:00pm offering Graduation Photos or Professional Headshot Photos to graduating seniors.  Click here to reserve your spot.

Candid Photos

Please note that due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be able to allow guests on Main Lawn during the ceremonies.  However, As your graduate walks across the stage and their name is read, they will be allowed to pose, (physically distanced,) with President Gnadinger.  This photo will be captured by Empire Photography.  Your graduate will receive thumbnails of the shot and have opportunity to purchase these photographs.  Our live-stream will also capture this exact shot, so you will be able to see your graduate clearly during this moment.  The stage will be left set up following the ceremony should you want to take a personal photograph post-ceremony.


All Campus Live Stream Locations
Friday, May 7th, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Complimentary bottled water and popcorn

Saturday, May 8th, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Complimentary bottled water and popcorn

Spirit Wear and More

Visit the Pioneer Shop to see the full selection of gifts available. Show off your accomplishments by wearing a brand new Carroll University alumni sweatshirt or T-shirt, or get an alumni car decal and license plate holder so you can show your Carroll pride while you drive. Be sure to check out the selection of elegant diploma frames to hang in your home - or perhaps your new office. Resume kits are also available. Be sure to visit the Carroll University Bookstore and Pioneer Shop either before or following the Commencement ceremony. Store hours for Friday are 9:00am-8:00pm and for Saturday are 8:30am-1:00pm.

*Per CDC guidelines the Pio Shop does not currently accept cash payments.  

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