About Photography at Notre Dame

What is Photos.nd.edu?

Supported by Multimedia Services and University Relations, Photos.nd.edu is the official site for storing and accessing photography of the University of Notre Dame. You can search photos, order prints and, if you’re an on-campus user with an account, download images for University use.

How do I set up an account?

University staff

If you are with a University department, you may set up a "University buyer" account to download images for use in University projects only. Here's how:

  • 1. Create an account on Photoshelter (our photo management platform) here.

  • 2. Select your subscription plan for Notre Dame photo collections here.

  • 3. Multimedia Services will notify you when your download privileges are activated.

Non-University users

If you are outside the University, you may purchase prints with a credit card through the PhotoShelter system. Sorry, the general public may not download image files, but most images are available for print.

What photography services are available on campus?

The University photographers are available for photo sessions on and off campus. An hourly or day rate is charged for services.

How do I schedule a photography session?

Click here to fill out a request form. You may also contact Multimedia Services at 574-631-2424 (multimedia@nd.edu). We will then contact you within 24 hours to follow up with details in an email.

How much will it cost?

$95 per hour with a one-hour minimum. Special pricing may apply for special for extended projects or out-of-town assignments.

$125 per hour for evenings and weekends (Mon-Fri after 5:30 p.m. and anytime Saturday or Sunday)

If our University photographers are already scheduled, we'll arrange for a qualified freelancer to handle your shoot. The $95 per hour rate will apply, including evenings and weekends.

How can I use the photos from my photography session?

You may use any photos created from a session with the University photographer as needed for print or web publications, framed art, gifts, etc. You may also use them for other publicity purposes for your college or department.

Will anyone else have access to photos from my photography session?

Since a primary role of the University photographer is to capture the life and history of the University, all photos are the property of the University. Other departments may request to use photos from Photos.nd.edu if appropriate for their needs. However, clients who have hired the University photographer may have first-use rights to their photos. Clients may also have exclusive rights of their photos for a one-year period. After one year, the images become part of the complete collection.

Interested in Historical Photos?

Contact the University Archives or (574) 631-6448.