GradImages is the official photographer for Commencement.  Pre-register with GradImages by visiting  You may register your e-mail and up to 6 e-mails of loved ones who would like to view and order photos.  Your proofs will be ready to view online within 48 hours of the ceremony.   In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and paper proofs by mail, along with optional text message notifications.  Your information is never shared, and privacy is guaranteed.  Preregistering is simply a way to make sure your contact information is up to date with GradImages and ensures your complimentary proofs are delivered as quickly as possible.  Although there's never any obligation to order, you will receive a coupon for $5 off any order of $25 or more for your participation.  Photos may be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 800-261-2576 or by email at



DVDs of each college ceremony and the Academic Convocation are available for purchase. The DVD for each college ceremony will include all platform speeches and the individual recognition of graduates. The DVD for the Academic Convocation will include the official conferral of degrees as well as all platform speeches.
Individual college ceremony and Academic Convocation DVDs are $26.00 each or you can purchase both together for $42.00, a savings of $10.00. All prices include tax and shipping. DVDs can be purchased at ceremony locations during Commencement Weekend. You may also order: 
•    Online
•    phone 585-475-2516
•    Download form 
Orders received and postmarked prior to May 16, 2018 will ship by the end of June. 
After May 16, 2018, all orders must be submitted online and will be charged a late production fee of $3.00.



Representatives from Balfour will be on campus on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Graduation Fair in the Student Alumni Union (SAU)
  • Tuesday March 20 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. SAU near the RIT Photo Store & Artesano Bakery. LAST CHANCE to order RIT rings and personalized announcements for graduation delivery.
  • Commencement Weekend in the Barnes & Noble at RIT Bookstore at Park Point:
    • Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m



Flowers and RIT Commemorative T-shirts, with the names of all graduates, will be for sale at both the Gordon Field House and Activities Center and the Gene Polisseni Center during Commencement Weekend. Flower and shirt sales benefit the RIT Student Music Association.  You may pre-order flowers and shirts here