James R Anderson Photography

The YDS Graduating Student Portrait Project - Yale Divinity School Class of 2018

The Divinity School has arranged for professional photographer Jim Anderson to be available
on campus to take your senior portrait on your choice of three dates. Wednesday March 28, Thursday March 29 and Monday April 2.

This portrait is for the official class group photograph which hangs in the hallowed halls of YDS. See right >>

The Portrait Studio will be set up
in the Old Refectory


Wednesday 3-28 9am to 7pm
Thursday 3-29 9am to 7pm
Monday 4-2 9am to 6pm

This year’s sign-up is coordinated through the
YDS Office of Communications.

You must contact the Office of Communications
to secure your time slot.

There are only enough time slots for entire Graduating Classes. No extras slots and no make up dates.
Choice appointment times will fill up fast!

We need all 3 days to be fully booked to fit everyone in. To get your most favorable time and day: sign up as soon as you can.
These are the only dates the photographer will be on campus.

Your Portrait becomes part of this Years Graduating Student Composite
As seen here

Last Years Official "2017 YDS Senior Photograph"

Remind your classmates by sharing widely - Thanks !

The Details:

Not in New Haven during this time? Contact the photographer. Chances are good we can work something out. Deadline is
April 15 for submitting your own portrait file. Submitted images must resemble as close as possible lighting and background we use. The photo file should be no smaller than 4x6" at 300 dpi or 1200x1800 pixels.

There is no cost to you for this portrait sitting and your session will take a total time of under 10 minutes to complete. The photographer will shoot a variety of photos and at the end we will review and choose your favorite right on the spot.


Remember to come dressed as you would like to appear in the photograph, from the waist up. A mirror will be there for you to check hair and such. Remember that haircut if your so inclined. As a rule there are no rules for dress style. For ideas on style, take a look at past years portraits in the YDS halls. Link below.

What you get:

You will receive an 11"x14" professional photographic print of the official YDS '18 photo. It's archival, 200 years they say, and very suitable for framing. It's the same style photograph, with all your classmates, that you see here on this page and will hang in the hallowed halls of YDS. Your print is prepared for and distributed courtesy of the School and available on the Quad at Commencement Worship, Sunday May 21st.

Side Benefit:

You may order enlargements for yourself, your Mom and/or to use in your resume. A variety of sizes from wallet snaps to 17x25"" (or even larger if you dare) are available for purchase. Examples of said prints as well as order forms will be at the sitting for your perusal. A web gallery for print ordering by credit card can be set up for your convenience.

>> Download PDF Printable Order Form Here <<

If you have any questions please feel free to email the photographer, Jim Anderson, directly. He will not have copies of the sign up sheets until he arrives on campus so can not assist in scheduling until the three days of photography.

Booking a time slot can only be done by coordination
with the YDS Office of Communications.
Contact link is to the upper left on this page.



James R Anderson Photography

Past Years of Yale Divinity School Graduating Student Portraits | James R Anderson