Commencement: Photography and Flowers
Professional Photographs of Individual Graduating Students
The GradImages photographer will also take individual cap and gown photos at the Rehearsal Lunch in the Student Union, located in Rothwell Center, on Friday, May 17, from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Interested students should bring cap, gown, and hood to this event. Photos will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis.
Please visit the GradImages website, www.gradimages.com and click on the Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter emails for those who would like to view and order photos. After graduation, order online at www.gradimages.com or call 800.261.2576. Students who preregister before Commencement, will receive $5 off on orders of $25 or more.
Audience Members Taking Photographs
Important: Only authorized College photographers and the press (wearing identification badges) will be allowed in front of the stage or in the aisles during the Commencement ceremony on Holmgren Meadow.
Bent Twig Photo Session for Graduating Students and Alumnae Relatives—Art Museum Plaza, immediately following the ceremony, approximately12:30 pm–1:45 pm, Saturday, May 18
Flowers For Your Graduate!
With a vision of equal education and opportunity for women, missionaries Cyrus and Susan Mills moved from Hawaii, bought The Young Ladies Seminary in 1865, and renamed it Mills College. In keeping with this Hawaiian connection, many graduates wear the traditional Hawaiian lei during the graduation ceremony.
Leis and bouquets of dozen or half-dozen roses may be pre-ordered online through May 14 at https://commerce.cashnet.com/mills_cf_prod.
Pick up pre-orders between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on Commencement day, Saturday, May 18. Please bring your ID, along with the name listed on the credit card used for the pre-order purchase.
A limited quantity of leis and half-dozen roses will be available for sale on a cash-basis only beginning at 8:00 am on Commencement day, Saturday, May 18. To ensure your graduate receives flowers, we recommend that you use the pre-order option rather than same-day purchase.
The flower stand will be located on Suzanne Adams Plaza in Rothwell Center, which is adjacent to the Commencement event site on Holmgren Meadow.
Preparing to Leave
You and Your Guests
Sage Hall 129