Photography and video

Commencement photography and video

Professional photography

Ceremony photography

GradImages is the official photographer for Messiah's School of Graduate & Professional Studies Commencement ceremony. A professional photographer will take individual pictures of each graduate as they are hooded and as they receive their diploma.  

GradImages® is proud to support one of the biggest moments in a graduate’s life: walking across the stage and into the next chapter. With over 40 years of experience, they understand the importance of this moment and the desire to preserve these memories for a lifetime. Finding your graduate’s photos after the ceremony is easy. Visit to view and purchase custom photo products like prints, plaques, specialty gifts, and more.

If graduates would like to pre-register their contact information to receive your proofs even faster electronically and/or add family and friends to view your Commencement photo proofs, visit, and click on "Pre-Event Registration" for your Messiah University ceremony. (Note: be sure to select the School of Graduate & Professional Studies ceremony, not the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony.) 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your photos, please contact the Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at, or email Grad Images has a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything they may need.

Online photo gallery

By popular request, an online photo gallery for the Class of 2023 has been created—in collaboration with our event photography partner Nick Gould Photography—where graduates and guests may view and/or purchase photos from the Graduate Commencement ceremony. Viewing the photo gallery is complimentary and downloads of individual photos for personal use are available for purchase directly from the photographer. We are pleased to be able to share the special moments of the Commencement celebration for the Graduate Class of 2023!  

NOTE: This photo gallery is separate from the graduate portrait package that grads and their families will receive directly from GradImages, Messiah’s official graduate portrait photographer. 

View the 2023 Graduate Commencement online photo gallery

Video streaming

For those individuals who are unable to attend the Commencement ceremony, Messiah will be providing a live video stream of the event at the link below.

Watch the live stream of the Graduate Commencement Ceremony