Senior Checklist - The Five Steps For Appearing in the Yearbook

  1. Have your photo taken Sign up for a photositting here.
  2. Submit your bioform Submit your bioform here.
  3. Student Organization Leaders: Submit your group's photo and bioform In order to be remembered as a student organization in the 2019 Yearbook, submit your group's information and sign up for a group photositting here.
  4. Submit your candids We are taking candid submissions - photos from students that capture the best moments of the Class of 2019 all throughout college. Pictures directly from your phone are accepted, but social media pictures are not high enough quality, unfortunately. Email your candids to
  5. Purchase a Parent Ad and order a Yearbook Do both here.


  • November 10th, 2018 11:59PM: Last Day for Bioform Submissions
  • November 17th, 2017 11:59PM: Last Day to submit Senior Candids to
  • November 17th, 2017 11:59PM: Last Day to submit student group bioforms and photos to
  • November 30th, 2017 11:59PM: Last Day for Alternative Photograph Submission
  • February 2nd, 2018 11:59PM: Last Day for Parent Ad Orders
  • March 23rd, 2018 11:59PM: Last Day for Discounted Price on Yearbooks
  • March 23rd, 2018 11:59PM: Last Day for Embossed and Shipped Orders
  • May 9th, 2018 11:59PM: Last Day for Non-Embossed Orders


Class of 2019: It's time to take your photos and senior portraits for the Yearbook!
In order to reserve your space in the Yearbook, you must have your picture taken.

More Info & Sign Up for a Photositting

Note: By having your picture taken by Prestige Portraits, you have the option to choose which pose will be included in the Yearbook. Please note that your picture will automatically be placed in this upcoming year's book even if you do not choose a pose online, in which case one will be chosen for you.

Keep in mind that you may appear in only one yearbook. If you do not want your picture included in this year's book, please to let us know; in this email, include your full name, house affiliation, and @college address. For questions regarding social class versus graduating class, please read our answers to frequently asked questions.

Your pictures will be taken at the Yearbook office, 2 Brattle Square, 2nd Floor (directions).

At the photo session, you will have the opportunity to view your proofs and choose the pose that will appear in the yearbook. Please remember that attire should be business formal (jacket and tie for men, no low-cut shirts for women). We have a restroom that can be used as a changing room. Formal attire bust up required, bust down recommended. If you need to talk with us about personal issues regarding photosittings, you can email


Fill out your bioform today!

Are you a John Harvard Scholar? President of an extracurricular? Want to be remembered as such? Ensure that your information is updated and correct in our yearbook by filling out your bioform!

The deadline for bioform submissions is November 10th, 2018 11:59PM.

Fill Bioforms Here!

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Student Organization Photosittings and Descriptions Submission

Student Organizations: Your activities all in one place.

If you missed group photosittings, you may submit a group photo (at least 4000px by 3000px) to

The photo submissions are due November 17th, 2017 11:59PM. Also, don't forget to fill out your group's information! It's easy and free.

Group Photosittings and Descriptions Form

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at We showcase all official groups recognized by the Office of Student Life.

Alternate Photograph Submission

The guidelines for submitting an alternative photo are as follows:

  1. Photographs must be taken by a professional studio and be of very high resolution/quality (please use your best judgment). As a general guideline, the size of the file needs to be 500K or larger for the photo to be of high enough resolution.
  2. Dress is appropriate business formal. Guys are required to wear suit jacket and a tie.
  3. For consistency, photographs MUST be in a standard yearbook pose. We reserve the right to reject any photos that do not follow standard guidelines.
  4. Students must have the right to reprint the photograph (either a consent form from the photographer or at least a statement from you certifying that you have permission, for our records).
  5. Photographs must arrive by November 30th, 2017 11:59PM.
  6. Must be submitted either:
    A. digitally via email to with student's name and house affiliation in subject line.
    or B. via hardcopy (see mailing address below). Please keep in mind that we have the right to reject photos if the quality or resolution is too low.
There is a $50 processing fee for submitting outside photographs. Once your photo is approved by us, we will contact you regarding payment via credit card or check.



Photosittings are held at:
  • The Harvard Yearbook Publications office located at 2 Brattle Square (directions).
It should take about 10 minutes to do, but please allow for at least 15 minutes.
HYP works with Prestige to bring you a subsidized $10 sitting fee due at the time of the sitting.
Business Formal: We have an optional suit front/drape. If you choose to use the drape, you may want to wear and/or bring a top with straps that can be pulled to the shoulders of the drape. If you would like to use our suit front option, you should wear a WHITE t-shirt or a white button-down collared shirt. Please note that the size availability may be limited. Otherwise, neutral colors are recommended.
Portrait proofs can be viewed instantly at the time of your photo session, and your yearbook pose choice will be made at the time. A set of full size photographic proofs will be mailed to your permanent address 2 to 3 weeks following your session along with portrait package purchase options.
You can check your proofs online at the Prestige Portraits website; they should be ready in a couple of weeks after your photositting.
Yes. Reschedule your appointment with the link provided in the confirmation email you received.
Poses taken wearing cap and gown will be sent to your permanent address in March 2018 along with options to purchase commencement products and packages.
No, all you need to do in order to be in the Yearbook is to have had your picture taken during a photositting.
Contact Prestige Portraits' customer service at 800-588-7681.
If you have questions regarding your photo session or your proofs, please contact Prestige Portraits directly at 800-588-7681 or by email at


Harvard Yearbook's policy is to include only those organizations recognized by the University in the official OSL activities list. We receive a list of registered organizations annually from the Student Activities Office. Your organization may not be listed as you expect, so look carefully; note that all PBHA organizations are listed under "Phillips Brooks House Association" and subgroups of official organizations (e.g. the Harvard International Review) are listed under the parent organization. If your organization is not listed, please contact the Office of Student Activities to inquire about the status of your organization.

Yearbook Questions

Several students find themselves in the same position. You can choose to be in either yearbook, but you can only be in one. Often students will choose to be included with their social class. If you choose to be with your social class, you must email us so that we can add you to the email list.
No. Unlike the Freshman Register, you can only reserve a place in the Yearbook when you take a picture.
No. We do not have access to those pictures.

The guidelines for submitting an alternative photo are available here.