Most Obscure Places to Take Your Grad Photos
Tired of sitting in line for the traditional run-of-the-mill places to take your grad photos? The Lion Shrine, Old Main, and the Penn State sign are all classic-yet-cliché locations to sport that cap and gown. We did a series last year of “The Worst Places to Take Your Grad Photos,” and they were so bad, we decided to follow up with another series this year: our best hipster effort at the most obscure places to take grad photos.
Climbing the Obelisk
This could very quickly turn into an upskirt mishap if you’re not careful.
With Afro Kid
Is he graduating too? Do they make XXXXL mortarboards?
Cafe 210 Porch
While we can’t officially condone pregaming the ceremony…you know what, just do it. It’s the only way you’re going to make it through listening to names read in alphabetical order. But you didn’t hear that from us.
The McLanahan’s Lion Shrine
Don’t want to wait in line for hours at the Lion Shrine? McLanahan’s has you covered.
Sunbathing on Beautiful HUB Lawn
Penn Tower Balcony
Caps and gowns are like wedding dresses; if you wear them once, you’d better get all you can out of them.
HUB Fish Tanks
If you can’t get a reservation at the Nittany Lion Inn, take your family here for dinner, for a cheaper al fresco alternative.
Burger King Line
Take a minute to revisit the location of your favorite moment at Penn State.
Suhey and Deviney may have refused to defend our Penn State culture, but don’t refuse to take your photo here.
The Daily Collegian Office
There can only be one #1 news source at Penn State.
Fraser Street Garage Bridge
Abbey State Photo
“Out of college, money’s spent
See no future, pay no rent
All the money’s gone, nowhere to go.”
-The Beatles. No, seriously. Look it up.
Would be remiss if you didn’t capture everyone’s favorite inconveniently placed rock on campus.
Everyone’s just trying to look like they’re not buying pong balls and mixers.
Tonight, we dine in— well, the Allen Street Grill, probably.
Doritos at the Doritos Church
Just try it.
Mike the Mailman
An awesome picture with the best human being on the face of the earth. If you missed out on this, don’t fret. You know where to find Mike Herr.
Have you seen any other unconventional graduation picture locations? Where were they?
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