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

Graduation 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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All Faculties and colleges
(Exceptions: Faculty of Education and Osgoode Hall Law School)
New Paramount Studios is the graduation photographer for all faculties and colleges with the exception of Faculty of Education Undergraduate students and Osgoode Hall Law School. New Paramount Studios is on campus to take graduation portrait photographs throughout the academic year. To ensure your photo is included in the class composite, your sitting must take place before July 31. Check the New Paramount Studios website 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.

MAY 27, 2020 UPDATE: Graduates who have not been photographed and would like to have their photo taken may do so now. Commencing June 2, New Paramount Studios, under the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health, will commence graduation photography sessions at both its photography studios in Toronto and Mississauga.
Faculty of Education Undergraduate students: Graduation portrait photography is provided by Snap Studios. Please contact the studio for more information or contact the Faculty of Education Students' Association for details at

Graduate students: New Paramount Studios is the graduation portrait photographer for Faculty of Education graduate students.
Osgoode Hall Law School Graduation portrait photography is provided by Lassman Studios. Please contact the studio for more information.
Ceremonial Photography

At each ceremony a professional photographer will photograph each graduate before they cross the stage. 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 1-866-457-8212.


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.

Diploma Framing

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