Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Commencement Photos
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Commencement Photography
Photographers from Grad Images (1-800-261-2576) will be at the ceremony to record three photo opportunities:

  • a candid photo as your graduate receives his or her diploma,
  • a posed photo with the diploma,
  • and family/individual portraits after the ceremony.

No reservations are necessary for these photo opportunities. Since photographs will be available, family members are encouraged to remain in their seats to relax and enjoy the ceremony.

Photos with Alumni Relatives
In addition, graduates with alumni relatives may choose to be photographed with those relatives prior to the ceremony. To take advantage of this alumni photo opportunity, please complete the online reservation form by Monday, May 4. Photos will be taken during these times:

  • MBA/MSN/PACE: May 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Kirkland Fine Arts Center Lower Gallery
  • Traditional: May 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Decatur Civic Center Foyer

Graduates and their alumni family members who have made prior reservations may stop by at any point during these times. Walk-ins will also be taken as time permits.

Free Photo Gifts for the Graduate
Approximately six weeks after the ceremony, each graduate will receive a free 5x7 photograph as a gift from Millikin's alumni office. The pose for this complimentary print is chosen by Grad Images and is typically the candid of the graduate receiving his or her diploma on the stage. In addition, graduates who were photographed with their alumni relatives will receive one free 5x7 print of that photo, also a gift from the alumni office.

Ordering Photos
Within five business days after the ceremony, an email notification will be sent to your graduate’s Millikin email address with instructions to view free digital proofs. You may order online at There is no obligation to purchase any photos; however, you will have the option of ordering from a choice of several enlargement packages. Remember, your graduate will receive a 5x7 portrait from the ceremony as a gift from the alumni office.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL