BSA Senior Newsletter

Senior Edition: Class of 2014 Commencement Information

Morgan Franklin

Dear Graduating Seniors in the Class of 2014,

Congratulations on making it to the last semester of your Senior Year here at Vanderbilt University!

Commencement is near and there are many exciting things that you all have to look forward to. Throughout the rest of this semester I will be sending you information about sign ups for Senior Pictures, Black Graduation, etc. If your family has not already booked their hotels and transportation for Commencement Week now would be a great time to do that!

Below is all of the information from Professor Rosevelt Noble about Senior Class Pictures. Please read it carefully and start booking your Senior photo shoot times!

Happy New Year,

Morgan Franklin

Senior Pictures!

In conjunction with the Black Student Alliance, Complete Capture will begin holding senior class photo sessions for the class of 2014 in early January. If you are not familiar with these photo sessions, you can review the images from the classes of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 through the following link:

Your session will contain similar images with a few added modifications. I try to add something new with each graduating class!

Scheduling an Appointment

We will hold a limited number of shooting days during the spring semester.

Shooting days before spring break:

January 11th

January 19th

February 1st

February 22nd

February 23rd

Shooting days after spring break:

March 16th

March 29th

March 30th

April 4th

April 5th

April 12th (Last Day)

The sessions on both days are from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. ALL SESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. YOU MUST EMAIL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TIME. Each session is approximately 20 minutes. You will receive a follow-up email once your appointment is confirmed with more specific information.

Turn Around Time

The proofs from your senior class photo session will be posted online within 7-10 business days after your session.


The only cost that students pay up front is a $10.00 sitting fee. After your session you will have the opportunity to order prints of the images in your gallery. The four primary ways in which you may order images from your gallery are as follows:

A La Carte

You select any image and order exactly the quantity and size that you need

Multi-Image Package Prices

You select up to 39 images to use in producing the quantities and sizes detailed in the packages below.

Individual Digital Files

You purchase digital copies of each image and download them directly to your computer or some other storage medium. The cost is $10.00 per image. You will receive a copyright release that grants you the permission to print the images in any size and quantity that you may need.

Digital Proofs CD

You may purchase a CD containing all of the images from your gallery. The cost for the Digital Proofs CD is $110.00. You will receive a copyright release that grants you the permission to print the images in any size and quantity that you may need.

Class Composite

The senior photos are also used for the class composite that will appear inside the Black Cultural Center (BCC). With the sponsorship of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni (AVBA) and the BCC, this is a new Vanderbilt tradition, in which the class composite will hang in the student lounge of the BCC forever! You can review an example of the class composites from 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 by clicking on the following links: (2010) (2011) (2012) (2013)

Group Sessions

In the event that you would like to have your individual photos as well as pictures with your friends, it is possible to reserve a block of time for group sessions. In order to reserve a group session there must be a minimum of four individuals in your group. You must specifically request a group session at the time of scheduling your initial appointment.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation Announcements

Additionally, your senior photos maybe used to create custom photo graduation announcements. The link below will provide you with examples of previous styles of announcements. New templates will be added soon to provide additional style options. (class of 2012 proofs)

Senior Class Interviews

Video for the Black Graduates Recognition Ceremony

Will interview about 25 people starting in March. If you are interested please email

Commencement Week 2014: May 7-9

The Ingram Commons Open House Reception

Wednesday, May 7th, 8pm

The Commons, Nashville, TN, United States

Nashville, TN

Senior Day

Thursday, May 8th, 11am

210 25th Avenue South

Nashville, TN

Black Graduates' Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, May 8th, 7pm

Student Life Center Ballroom, Nashville, TN, United States

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 9th, 8am

Alumni Lawn, Nashville, TN, United States

Nashville, TN

Strawberry and Champagne

Friday, May 9th, 12pm

Library Lawn, Nashville, TN, United States

Nashville, TN

Black Graduation Luncheon

Friday, May 9th, 12pm