PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

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 

grad_obelisk2

This could very quickly turn into an upskirt mishap if you’re not careful.

With Afro Kid

Grad afrokid

Is he graduating too? Do they make XXXXL mortarboards?

Cafe 210 Porch

Grad Cafe

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

Grad McClanahans lion

Don’t want to wait in line for hours at the Lion Shrine? McLanahan’s has you covered.

Sunbathing on Beautiful HUB Lawn

Grad Hub Lawn

Penn Tower Balcony

Grad Penn Tower

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

Grad fish tank

Canyon Pizza

Grad Canyon

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

Grad Burger king

Take a minute to revisit the location of your favorite moment at Penn State.

PS4RS Billboard

Grad PS4RS sign

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

_DSC7484OS

There can only be one #1 news source at Penn State.

Fraser Street Garage Bridge

Grad Parking garage

Abbey State Photo

Grad abbey road

“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.

HUB Rock

Grad Hub rock

Would be remiss if you didn’t capture everyone’s favorite inconveniently placed rock on campus.

CVS

Grad CVS

Everyone’s just trying to look like they’re not buying pong balls and mixers.

Hammond Phalanx

Grad Phalanx

Tonight, we dine in— well, the Allen Street Grill, probably.

Doritos at the Doritos Church

_DSC7600OS

Just try it.

Mike the Mailman

MailTime

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?

About the Author

Staff

Posts from the all-student staff of Onward State.

Comments

Athletics

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

E:60 chronicled Suotamo’s unorthodox journey from Happy Valley to Hollywood ahead of the May 25 release of “Solo”.

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Harris, Rivers Win Big Ten Titles On Final Day Of Competition

Student Life

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Road And Utility Work Impacting Penn State This Summer

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Carr underwhelmed in the agility tests and the scrimmage, but impressed scouts with his sharp-shooting skills.

We Are Royalty: Meghan Markle Is A Penn State Fan

Penn State fans are everywhere, even in the British royal family.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Send this to a friend