Photography / Videography / Artwork Policy

Auburn University has recently established a new policy concerning commercial photography, videography, and artwork that reflects images of the campus and/or its entities.

In order to preserve the condition of the campus and maintain the university's public image, Auburn University now requires that all commercial photographers, videographers, and artists must obtain a permit to shoot or compose on campus. This includes those receiving payment for shooting photos or videos for weddings, portrait sessions, graduation, or athletic events, etc.

Please review the policy prior to submitting an application for permit.

There are two permit options available for you, depending on your commercial needs. Either of these fees is non-refundable.

  • An annual permit is valid for one year and must be renewed yearly. The fee is $500.00.
  • A one-time use permit is valid for 90 minutes to capture an event on Auburn University property. The fee for one-time use is $100.00.

For either permit, the Office of Communications and Marketing must be notified and application and payment must be received within normal university business hours at least 48 hours prior to each of your session by calling (334)844-9999 or by emailing

Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. central standard time.

At this time, check or cash is the only method of payment accepted for an Auburn University Photography, Videography, and Artwork permits.

If you wish to mail in payment for your permit, please do so two weeks before your event. Please include the permit application and payment. The permit will then be sent to the address listed on your application form via USPS or Fed Ex. Permit applications and payment can be sent to:

Office of Communications and Marketing
Attn: Campus and Community Events
23 Samford Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Last Updated: September 10, 2015