Graduation Photos

For your benefit, we have made arrangements with GradImages, a professional Graduation photography company, to take photos during the Commencement Ceremony to document each graduate's special moment of recognition.  We highly encourage you to take your own photos of your graduate in full regalia before and after the ceremony, just in case one or more of our GradImages photos does not turn out as expected.

Standard photos include (but cannot be guaranteed):

  • Graduate Handshake with University President as diploma is received
  • Graduate Hooding (Masters and Ph.D. graduates only)
  • Portrait-style photo of Graduate against a backdrop (after Graduate descends the stage)

The Graduate will receive (via snail mail) a proof of the GradImages photos on an order card approximately 2 weeks following the ceremony. You may also order photos online at or call 800-261-2576.  If you have questions or concerns regarding your photo orders, please contact directly at 800-261-2756.

 If you are unable to locate your graduate's photos on, please contact the Rockhurst University Graduation Coordinator, Beci Edmundson, at

Additional candid photos capturing some of the highlights from the Graduation weekend events will be available for free download and viewing on the Rockhurst University Photo Gallery web approximately 30 days following the Commencement Ceremony.

GRADUATION CEREMONY VIDEO - Free to watch on YouTube!

Rockhurst University will post a full-length video of the complete Commencement Ceremony on the Rockhurst University YouTube Channel approximately 60 days following the ceremony. Click the red "SUBSCRIBE" button to be notified each time a new video is posted to the Rockhurst YouTube Channel.  We are unable to broadcast the rockhurst Commencement Ceremonies live at this time.

Click here to watch the 2019 Commencement Ceremony