Each year, El Rodeo features a Graduates section with portraits of those students who are receiving degrees (as undergraduates or graduates), and who wish to have their picture made for that purpose.
Yearbook portraits are taken on campus free of charge by our official yearbook portrait photographer, Lauren Studios, during the fall semester. The studio also offers extended sessions for a nominal fee, with additional poses that are great for family, friends, or even professional purposes.
Portraits for the 2022 edition have concluded.
The Graduates section of the 2022 edition of El Rodeo is now complete, and no further appointments are available. If you missed the opportunity to participate this year, we invite you to sign up for a session in the fall, to be pictured in the next edition of El Rodeo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need my cap and gown?
No, Lauren Studios will have a selection of gowns and caps available to match the degree you are receiving and degree program that you are graduating from.
You will rent your actual graduation attire in the spring at the USC Bookstore.
What should I do if I am studying abroad this fall?
If you are studying abroad during the fall semester, please contact our office about arrangements.
What if I am graduating early (or late)?
If you are earning your degree in December or next summer, you are welcome to have your portrait made for the coming edition of El Rodeo. Just be sure to schedule a photo session this fall, and you will be included.
There are no sessions in the summer or spring, so if you miss the fall opportunity, you will need to wait for the next edition of El Rodeo. If you have a question about when you should have your photo taken, you are welcome to contact us, and we can help you navigate.
Will I be listed in the yearbook if I do not have my portrait taken?
Not in the Graduates section. We only print photos, along with the names and degrees that match them. If you did not have your photo taken, your name and degrees will not appear in the Graduates section. You may, however, appear as a part of our event coverage, as a member of a club or organization, or in other sections of the book.
If you have any other questions, we are always happy to answer them. You can contact us here.