Documenting Jefferson’s 199th Commencement: Academic Commons’ Photography Team Takes Over 10,000 Photos

If a large-scale Jefferson event occurs, there’s a good chance the Academic Commons’ Photography team is there, snapping away to capture moments and milestones. Our photographers document countless Jefferson events and projects – and one very special moment the team recently photographed was Jefferson’s 199th Commencement Ceremonies.

Photographers Britney Lillya Calhoun, Ellen Miller, and Karen Kirchhoff created over 10,000 images of the 199th Commencement events this year! Check out some of the captured moments below:

In addition to commencement, the Photography team has been busy all year photographing events like the Philadelphia Speaker Series with Bill Nye, Match Day on the Center City campus, Class Toasts on the East Falls campus, and faculty retirement celebrations. Check out their Year in Photos web page to browse some of their work from the past year.  

If you have an upcoming event or project or need personal photos for a headshot or passport, hire our team! To get started, contact us at or call (215) 503-7841. Our photography studio is located at 1020 Locust Street, Alumni Hall, Room 523.