convocation photography

Photography and memorabilia

The Artona Group Inc. is the official graduation photographer of the University of Calgary.

Artona appointments

Artona photographers are on campus for individual graduation photo sessions. Appointments will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit Artona’s website for more information.

Booking your appointment

  • Dates: 
    • TBD
  • Location: Trailer B (TRB), Room 102 (near Math Sciences)

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Photography during your convocation ceremony

Your graduation moment captured forever

During the convocation ceremony, there are two built-in opportunities to capture your photo. The first moment takes place before you cross the stage to meet the platform party. The second takes place as you come off the stage and before you head back to your seat.

Photo previews and order information will be sent automatically to each student's mailing address. An email will also be sent with unique login information to view and order these images online. 

Convocation Map

Important graduation dates and deadlines

Fall Convocation:
November 13–14, 2024

Spring Convocation:

Sept. 15

Graduate application deadline 
(Fall 2024)

Oct. 1

Letter of Permission (LOP) transcript deadline
(Fall 2024)

Graduate application cancellation deadline
(Fall 2024)

Name change deadline 
Fall (2024)

Oct. 23

Attendance notification deadline (by 11:59 p.m.)
(Fall 2024)

Selfie and family photo locations

University of Calgary sign next to the arch

What better way to showcase “you did it!” than to get a photo in your convocation gown next to the official entrance to campus.

Green spaces around the Olympic Oval and TFDL Quad

Looking for a shady spot under a tree for a family photo? There is a lot of green space around the Oval and in the TFDL Quad (bordered by Kinesiology, MacEwan Student Centre and Taylor Family Digital Library).

Kinesiology’s dinosaur

Take a moment to snap a fun photo with our dinosaur outside the entrance to Kinesiology. Rex would want you to do it!

Olympic Arch

Just outside Kinesiology, it provides the perfect frame for a group shot.

The Spire (aka the Paperclip)

Many families have taken photos outside of the Olympic Oval under this public art from the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Be sure to look out for the Alumni team table for photo props and to be welcomed into the UCalgary alumni community!

UCalgary Alumni Magazine photo booth

Head to the Raquet Centre in Kinesiology to be featured on your very own magazine cover, where UCalgary Alumni will help snap photos of you and your guests.

Convocation photos taken at the Spire
Convocation photos