Parents and Guests

The information on this page is for guests of graduating students. Should you not find the information you need, please e-mail with your question.

Lodging Accommodations

Emporia has a variety of motels and bed-and-breakfast inns. Phone numbers and addresses can be found from Emporia's Convention & Visitors Bureau at:

Graduation Photos

Graduation Images will be providing a candid photography service at Commencement. Each graduate will have her/his picture taken at the moment they receive the diploma. A full color proof will then be mailed directly to the graduate's residence. There is no obligation or charge for shooting these pictures, and since all graduates receiving diplomas will be photographed, there is no need to contact Graduation Images prior to the graduation.

Graduation Images encourage students to preregister their e-mail addresses and also those of up to six family members. This way, once the photographs become available for ordering and viewing, the company will automatically notify those who have registered. Their website is

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

If you have questions about accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of Disability Services and Non-Traditional Student Programs at Emporia State University at 620-341-6637 V, 620-341-6646 TTY, e-mail: Advance notice of 72 hours is needed.