Photography Guidelines for Commencement

General Information

Photography (cameras and video recorders) is permitted in the Field House Gymnasium for all ceremonies.

However, to avoid blocking the view of others, guests are not permitted in front of the stage area. Only the professional photographers of Graduation Images will be allowed in the immediate vicinity of the stage during the ceremony.

Please note that once the singing of the "Alma Mater" begins, all aisles must be cleared as required by the fire and safety code and guests should remain in their seats.

Pre-Register with Chappell Graduation Images for Your Graduation Photos

SUNY Plattsburgh has contracted with Chappell Graduation Images to take candid photographs of degree candidates as the president congratulates them.

Pre-Register Online

Within 5 to 7 days after the ceremony, Chappell Graduation Images will send a free passport-sized digital proof to each graduate's permanent address.

Graduates may place orders online or via telephone with the studio at that time, but are under no obligation to do so.

SUNY Plattsburgh does not assume any liability for this service, which is being provided by Graduation Images.

For more information about pre-registration, please call (800) 424-3686.

Contact Information

For more information about Winter Commencement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Office of the President
159 Hawkins Hall
(518) 564-2010 (phone)
(518) 564-3932 (fax)
Email: president_office@plattsburgh.edu