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Since graduation and convocation are significant and memorable events in a studentís academic life, memorabilia commemorates this special event. Below you will find information on the various memorabilia available.

ExpandGraduation Portrait Photography

Graduation portrait photography is a wonderful memento for graduates and their families.

Graduation portrait photography takes place during your last term before graduating. Portrait sittings are provided through different suppliers based on Faculty and college. Look below for your Faculty//college and corresponding information.

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Faculty of Education Please contact the Faculty of Education Students' Association (FESA): 416-736-2100 ext. 88779 to obtain information on graduation portrait photography.
Osgoode Hall Law School Graduation portrait photography is provided by Lassman Studios. Please contact the studio for more information.
New College Graduation portrait photography is provided by Luxarte Studios. Please contact the studio for more information.
All other Faculties and colleges
New Paramount Studios is on campus to take graduation portrait photographs throughout the academic year. The final block of sittings each year takes place at the end of March. Check the New Paramount Studios Web site to see the portrait sitting dates and to book your appointment. Spaces fill quickly, so be sure to book early! Please note there is a 'sitting fee' to have your portrait taken. If you miss the sitting times offered at York, contact New Paramount Studios directly to arrange a sitting at one of their locations.
ExpandCeremonial Photography

At each ceremony a professional photographer will photograph each graduate as they greet the Chancellor. Each graduate will also have a portrait style photo taken as they exit the stage. Since professional photographs will be taken of each graduate, we encourage family and friends to remain in their seats and enjoy the ceremony.

Complimentary proofs of these photographs will be e-mailed to each graduand following the convocation ceremonies. There is no obligation to purchase.

If you have any questions about ceremonial photographs, please contact the photographer at or by e-mail at or by phone at 1-800-372-3686.


Graduation bouquets will be sold during the convocation ceremonies by Toronto-area florist, Convocation Flowers. To order flowers prior to the ceremony, click here.

Please note: flowers cannot be worn nor carried by the graduands until after the ceremony has concluded.


Diploma frames, rings, watches and other graduation gifts will be available for sale at the reception by the Alumni Office and the York Bookstore.

ExpandConvocation Video

You can order a commemorative video of the convocation ceremony, stored on a portable USB drive.

Please allow four to six weeks from the end of the convocation ceremonies for your order to be delivered.

ExpandDiploma Framing

Framing services are provided by York Alumni. For more information, including a downloadable price list and order form, click here.

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Events & Ceremonials in the Division of Advancement is looking for students interested in working with the Events & Ceremonials team at Fall 2015 Convocation, held from October 14-16, 2015. Interested candidates can fill out an application online by Monday, Sept. 21 at 4pm.