Smile: Free CPH portrait sessions set for August

Published on August 2, 2022

All College of Public Health faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to have a portrait taken free of charge at one of several upcoming open photo sessions in CPHB. (Upper-level undergrads, stay tuned for an opportunity to have a portrait taken later this fall.) The photos are used by the college and/or departments for class composites, web sites, professional activities, and various communications materials. See below for answers to FAQs.

Monday, Aug. 15
Room S025AB
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.    MHA student photos only

Tuesday, Aug. 16
Room S025AB
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.       New graduate students only
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Open session – any CPH faculty/staff/grad student can drop in
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.     New graduate students only

Thursday, Aug. 25
Room C217
Noon – 1:00 p.m.    Open session – any CPH faculty/staff/grad student can drop in

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to get a picture taken?
No, it’s not required. If you do have a photo taken, we ask you to sign a release form granting the college permission to use the photo in various materials.

I’m an undergraduate student. Can I get a portrait taken?
Upper-level undergrads will have an opportunity for a portrait later this fall semester. More details will be shared at a later date.

I had my picture taken last year. Do I have to do it again?
No, you don’t have to have it retaken, but you can if you want to.

I don’t like my current picture. Can I have a new one taken?

Do I have to reserve a time for a photo?
If you are a current faculty or staff member or grad student, just drop in anytime during an open session. Incoming students will have portraits taken during their orientation sessions.

Who keeps the pictures?
The CPH Office of Communications and External Relations keeps the photos on file.

Can I get a copy of my picture?
Yes, you can request a digital copy for your use from Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing after new photos have been taken.

I can’t make it to any of these times. What are my options? 
If you need a professional head shot, the UI Office of Strategic Communications has set hours for walk-in portraits of faculty, staff, and students free of charge. No appointment is necessary. See the current studio hours.