Although, at this time, we are not able to celebrate our December 2020 commencement ceremony in person, we want to give graduating students the opportunity to celebrate all that they have accomplished during their time at UNO. As such, we are planning an online celebration for the graduates so that they can remotely share this moment with their family, friends, and the academic community.
Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized with an official slide that can be customized with their photo and a personal message, and then be downloaded and shared on social media.
December 2020 and August 2020 graduates should have received an email from GradImages to their UNO email address. This email will provide you with the link to submit your slide information or opt out if you don't want to have a slide included in the ceremony. Through this link you can submit your photo (JPG only), your personal message (300-character limit), and the phonetic spelling of your name (name the way it sounds).
All graduates must do this to be included in the commencement ceremony.
The deadline for submitting the items above is now Nov. 23 by 11:59 P.M.
We do not require a professional headshot, but your photo will need to be a vertical JPG photo to work with GradImages' system.
We have the following recommendations for taking a headshot at home:
Have someone else take the photo – no selfies.
Find an area with a background you like and stand a few feet away so there is some space between you and the background.
Find an area with window light and face the light.
Shoot tight – just head, shoulders and elbows in the photo without much space around you.
Have the photographer shoot straight-on – no high, low, or side angles.
Stand so your toes are pointed 45 degrees away from the camera and turn your torso to look back at the camera.
Stand up straight and smile!
Take several photos until you have one you like and send it our way!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.