Local Accommodations

Book your family and friends' lodging in the local area for your College Graduation Ceremony and the University Commencement Ceremony. Some area hotels may offer discounts for UNE Commencement — be sure to inquire when booking your reservations.

Explore a range of area accommodations, from hotels and motels to bed and breakfasts, on the Visit Portland website.


Family and Friends Photography

Family and friends are more than welcome to take photos/videos while at both the college graduation ceremonies and the University Commencement Ceremony. Please note that during all ceremonies the floor area near the stage will be restricted to prevent disruption. Families/students will also have an opportunity for pictures following each ceremony.

Professional Photography

Individual Photographs

The University works with Lifetouch Studios, a professional photography studio, to take individual photographs of each graduate at their respective college graduation ceremony.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Graduating students will be photographed at their respective college graduation ceremony, there is no need to sign up.
  • Two photos will be taken of each student. The first is as the student crosses the stage to receive recognition of their achievement. The second is taken as the student exits the stage with a university banner as the backdrop.
  • Proofs will be mailed and emailed to each student along with a unique identifying password to access the proofs online and place orders. There is no obligation to purchase.
  • Photos from the 2021 ceremonies are available online to review and/or order from the Lifetouch website. Allow 2–3 weeks for delivery. If you experience any issues with accessing or ordering photos you can reach Lifetouch Studios at 1 (800) 505-9496.

Candid Photographs

In addition, the university works with Jeff Scher Photography and Tim Greenway Photography to take professional, candid photos at both the individual college graduation ceremonies and at the University Commencement Ceremony.

To review proofs and/or make a purchase from the 2021 ceremonies, you may access the candid photographs at each of the ceremony links below.


How do I get an official transcript?

Official transcripts can be requested through self-service on UOnline or by mailing or faxing a Transcript Request form to the Registrar’s Office. Instructions can be found at the Registrar's Office website.

If I have additional questions, whom can I contact?

Questions regarding the ceremonies can be emailed to commencement@une.edu.