a graduate receives their diploma from president maxey


Photo Specialties will serve as Roanoke College's official photographer. A photographer will be at the ceremony to take a photograph of each graduate as President Maxey presents the diploma and a second photo will be made as the graduate exits the stage with his/her diploma.  

An email will be sent out about a week after commencement with the subject line from "" to your email with instructions on how to view your proofs (including a private password--and please check your clutter/junk folder if you don't see the email from the photographer in your inbox). At this point, you may order online here. If you do not receive this notification, please contact Photo Specialties directly by email or call 919-967-9576.  

Since photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats, relax and enjoy the ceremony. We will also place a Roanoke College backdrop on the Back Quad for families to use for photos

Video Webcast

On May 4, Roanoke College will present a webcast of the commencement exercises live from The John R. Turbyfill ’53 Quadrangle (Front Lawn). The webcast will be available for viewing here, beginning at 9:30 a.m. While we will make every effort to insure the live stream is available, extreme weather conditions or internet issues could hamper our efforts to provide this service.

Remember to share this web address with family and friends who cannot attend on May 4 so that they can take part in this important event with your graduate.