SUNY Empire State College Commencement Photos

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

The Free Print offer has expired.

  1. Note: Only one free print per graduate will be mailed.
  2. To access your photo: Click on a location link below to view your photo.
  3. The link will take you to a thumbnail gallery of all the photos.
  4. All photos are in number order, although your number in the web gallery might be +/- from the original number you were handed at the event. Please scan through.
  5. Click on your photo thumbnail to view full size. You will see the order form for your free print and also a PayPal drop down menu for ordering additional prints and enlargements.

Commencement Locations

  1. Rochester- May 31, 2018, Orange Gallery
  2. Rochester- May 31, 2018, Green Gallery
  3. Syracuse – June 1, 2018, Orange Gallery
  4. Syracuse – June 1, 2018, Green Gallery
  5. Buffalo – June 2, 2018, Orange Gallery
  6. Buffalo – June 2, 2018, Green Gallery
  7. Albany – June 3, 2018, Orange Gallery
  8. Albany – June 3, 2018, Green Gallery
  9. Lincoln Center – June 7, 2018, Orange Gallery – 380 to 537
  10. Lincoln Center – June 7, 2018, Green Gallery – 423 to 607
  11. Columbia – June 8, 2018, Orange Gallery
  12. Columbia – June 8, 2018, Green Gallery
  13. Purchase – June 15, 2018, Orange Gallery
  14. Purchase – June 15, 2018, Green Gallery
  15. Brookville – June 16, 2018, Orange Gallery
  16. Brookville – June 16, 2018, Green Gallery

How To Achieve the Perfect Commencement Pose for your photo.

1- Before Getting to the Backdrop.

Check to make sure that:

  1. Your medallion is facing forward
  2. Tassel isn’t hanging into your face
  3. If you have longer hair, move it to one side or the other, onto one shoulder
  4. Relax, take a deep breath. You did it. It’s your time to shine!

2- Posing at the Backdrop.

The red carpet trick: Shift your body position to about 30 degrees to the camera and have good posture. Achieve this position by placing one foot slightly in front of the other, angle your front foot toward the camera and shift your weight forward on your front leg.  Put your hands behind your back or slightly below your hips. Extend your face slightly forward somewhat tilted down. This helps open your eyes. Smile into the lens.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! 

Click on a link below to view, share, or purchase extra copies of your 2017 commencement photo from SUNY Empire State College.

  1. Rochester –  May 31, 2017
  2. Syracuse –  June 2, 2017
  3. Buffalo –  June 3, 2017
  4. Albany –  June 4, 2017
  5. Purchase – June 14, 2017­
  6. Lincoln Center – June 15, 2017
  7. Columbia – Friday, June 16, 2017
  8. Brookville – Saturday, June 17, 2017

From May 31 to June 17, 2017 OTS Photos was the SUNY Empire State College Commencement photographer for all 8 annual commencements across New York State.  OTS Photos and their team of professional photographers and associates were contracted by the SUNY Empire State College Alumni House to photograph and print complimentary event photo cards on the spot for each individual graduate of the Class of 2017.  The Alumni House sponsored On the Spot Photos.

Welcome to the Alumni Association! Stay in touch. www.esc.edu/alumni

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Click on a link below to view, share, or purchase extra copies of your 2016 commencement photo from SUNY Empire State College.

  1. Buffalo – June 4, 2016
  2. Syracuse – June 5, 2016
  3. Albany – June 11, 2016
  4. Purchase – June 12, 2016­
  5. Rochester – June 12, 2016
  6. Lincoln Center: Red Cards – June 16, 2016
  7. Lincoln Center: Yellow Cards – June 16, 2016­
  8. Columbia – June 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
  9. Brookville – June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

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