SMILE! Oct. 26 portrait sessions for undergrads, others

Published on October 14, 2021

College of Public Health undergraduate students will have a chance to have free, professional portraits taken at CPHB. An additional open session is also available for any CPH faculty, staff, or graduate students.

These pictures are used by the college and/or departments for newsletters, class composites, web sites, professional activities, and related materials.

The University of Iowa encourages the use of face masks on campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a face mask indoors in public settings. This guidance includes everyone – even those who have been fully vaccinated – in areas of substantial or high transmission.

Photo Schedule, Oct. 26

All sessions are on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in C217 CPHB.

8 to 10 a.m., Oct. 26
Room C217
Reserved for undergraduate students

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Oct. 26
Room C217
Reserved for undergraduate students

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 26
Room C217
Open session — all faculty, staff, and graduate students invited

2 to 3:15 p.m., Oct. 26
Room C217
Reserved for undergraduate students

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 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?
No. Please follow the guidance above and be mindful of social distancing.

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 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.