Photography and video

Graduation photographs

Commencement photographs will be taken by Chappell Graduation Images as each graduate approaches the stage and as you cross the stage.

After Commencement, Chappell will send an email to each graduate’s UW email account, with a customer number and a link to view their photograph proofs online. There is no obligation to purchase.

Questions about commencement photographs may be addressed to or by calling 1-800-424-3686.


We are proud to present a unique graduation DVD that captures the entire ceremony. It includes the entrance procession, welcoming speeches, awards and recognitions, hundreds of candid, event moments and a close-up of each graduate receiving their diploma.

With all scenes professionally recorded and presented by UW Tacoma's Academic Technologies and Media Services staff, this DVD makes an ideal gift for your family and friends. This DVD is a perfect way to share your day with those who cannot attend and also to preserve this proud moment for yourself.

You can order a copy of the DVD in advance when you order your cap and gown or you can order it through this website after the ceremony. DVDs are usually delivered about 6 - 8 weeks after the ceremony.

Students can purchase the DVD when they register for Commencement.  Following completion of the ceremony the 2015 DVD order form will be available for family and friends. 

Watch highlights of the 2013 Commencement DVD below: