Obiter - Bloomsburg University's Yearbook

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This is the official page of the Obiter, the official yearbook of Bloomsburg University! Check back often to see what's new and exciting with the yearbook and also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Community Government Association of Bloomsburg University oversees, creates and produces the Bloomsburg University Obiter yearbook each year.  The Obiter yearbooks are provided to all officially graduating, undergraduate seniors (based on their official date of graduation), FREE, as a graduation gift from CGA.  The Obiter yearbook is typically in chronological order each year and flows from Summer session of a given year through to Spring of the following year.  An array of events and organizations are covered within the yearbook each year.  

In conjunction with the yearbook, CGA also provides senior portrait sessions, with no sitting fee charged to senior students in both the Fall and Spring semesters each year.  Respective seniors for the graduating class have the opportunity to schedule a session and have their senior portraits taken free of charge.  Any portraits taken will be used in that year's yearbook (students are given an opportunity to select which portrait they wish to have used in the yearbook).  These senior students are given an option to order portraits (at their own expense) if they or their families choose to do so.

Help Us Tell Your Story!

Our staff can't be everywhere, so share your photos and stories via these easy resources.

 

As the year progresses, the yearbook staff will add opportunities for students, faculty and staff alike to share via these easy resources... so be sure to check in here throughout the year!

The yearbook staff along with Jostens are excited to announce a new way to make this year's yearbook more memorable for each of you! This site will allow students to upload images right from their smart device. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to their story in two different ways.  One will be through “My Year” and the other through “School Life”.

  • "My Year" - All senior students who have their senior portrait taken for the yearbook, will be able to add 10 personal, storytelling images of themselves to be additional content (specifically about their personal journey) to the hard copy Obiter yearbook each year.
  • "School Life" - All students are able to contribute images to add to the overall story that makes up Bloomsburg University each year.

These images will first be reviewed, then possibly used throughout the book... but even if they aren't chosen to be displayed in the print book they can be selected to be used as additional content to supplement the book.

It’s free and super easy...

  • First - visit https://www.ybkplus.com
  • Second - enter a BU affiliated email address (this email will be used for a one-time verification)
  • Third - confirm the email address. Once confirmed, you will be able to upload photos to TELL YOUR STORY! It's that easy!

Each year we invite you to help us make the yearbook all it can be!  Our photographers cannot be everywhere, so in addition to uploading your photos via Yearbook+, you can also submit your photos right to our inbox. 

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS here, just be sure to name your images in the following format:  Event_Date-Detail_Photographer-StudentName (example: Football_9_24_21_Sideline_YearbookAdviser).

Have a story to go with your pictures?  We'd love to hear it!  Just email your story to the Yearbook Adviser at obiteradv@bloomu.edu.  Just be sure that the subject of your email identifies your submitted images in some way (example: Story to go with Football_9_24_21_Sideline_YearbookAdviser), so we can match them up.

The staff will review all photos and stories to determine what content can be used in the book... we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used.  We look forward to seeing the campus through your eyes!

You've got them and we want them... your senior selfies!


Officially graduating seniors of Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2022 or Spring 2023 - HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY to showcase yourself in a way only you can!  Please take a few minutes to upload a few of your favorite senior selfies, that capture the B-U, YOU!

How do you and your pack show your HUSKY PRIDE? 

We want to see what you have to say.  Please take 1-3 minutes to complete this form, you will also be able to upload up to 5 pictures of you and your pack sporting your Husky Pride!

Are you involved in a fun club/organization here at BU and want to share with the group?  

GREAT, because the yearbook staff would like to hear all about it, so that we might be able to get your group featured in this year's yearbook!  

If you have 1-5 minutes to spare, please complete this form, you will also be able to upload up to 10 images of your club/organization in action!

What will huskies be doing over Winter Break 2022?

Tell us, the yearbook staff wants to hear more about you!  Let us know what you plan to do over your Winter Break (2022).

It should take 1-5 minutes to complete this form, you will be able to upload some of your Winter Break (2022) photos here too!

We would love to hear from you, please feel free to email the yearbook adviser (obiteradv@bloomu.edu) with your "big news", "something interesting/special", "exciting event", well you get the point!

The yearbook adviser will distribute your information to the yearbook staff, so be sure to include the best contact person and their contact information within your submission.  This way the yearbook staff can reach out to you if needed!

Submissions for the 2022-23 year will be accepted through 4/30/23.

Attention Seniors - Senior Portraits

Seniors who will be officially graduating during the 2022-23 year (summer 2022, fall 2022, winter 2022 or spring 2023) should schedule a portrait session, so that they can be featured in this year's yearbook.  Sessions will be available, in both the fall and spring semesters, per the schedules below.  Pictures must be taken and submitted during this time period in order to appear in the yearbook that they will receive (based on official graduation).  There are no sitting fees charged.  It is suggested that students wear casual business attire and the background used will be a neutral color.

 

NOTE:  If you are unable to schedule a session here on campus or choose to have your portraits taken elsewhere and would still like to be in the yearbook, please see the "External Senior Portrait Submission Form" option below.

Only those seniors officially graduating in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2022 or Spring 2023 should schedule and attend a session during the Fall or Spring.  Official graduation means the actual semester that a student receives a diploma, it does not necessarily correspond to when the student "walks". Yearbook eligibility is based on official graduation. 

Review the session dates available below and schedule now on-line or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR.  Be sure to use school code 166 when scheduling, so that your portraits are assigned to Bloomsburg University.

 

Session Date Session Times Session Location
Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Monday, November 7, 2022 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union

Portraits should be taken in either a fall or spring session that corresponds to when they officially graduate and receive their diploma, so that they are featured in the yearbook that they are eligible to receive.  If you have any questions, please contact the Yearbook Adviser.

Only those seniors officially graduating in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2022 or Spring 2023 should schedule and attend a session during the Fall or Spring.  Official graduation means the actual semester that a student receives a diploma, it does not necessarily correspond to when the student "walks". Yearbook eligibility is based on official graduation. 

Review the session dates available below and schedule now on-line or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR.  Be sure to use school code 166 when scheduling, so that your portraits are assigned to Bloomsburg University.

 

Session Date Session Times Session Location
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Friday, March, 3, 2023 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Saturday, March 4, 2023 12:00PM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Monday, March 6, 2023 10:00PM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:00AM - 8:30PM Fireside Lounge - Kehr Union

Portraits should be taken in either a fall or spring session that corresponds to when they officially graduate and receive their diploma, so that they are featured in the yearbook that they are eligible to receive.  If you have any questions, please contact the Yearbook Adviser.

If you were unable to have your portraits taken on campus in the Fall or Spring sessions, you may have had your portrait taken elsewhere and want to submit it in to us for use in the yearbook.  If you choose to do this, the image MUST BE in hi-res format in order for us to use it.  It should be taken from the waist up and the distance of the camera should be approximately 75 inches.  It is suggested that students wear casual business attire and the background used will be a neutral color.

To get started with this process, complete this form and upload your image within the form, it's that easy!

Attention Parents & Friends of Graduates

Information on placing a recognition ad in this year's yearbook can be found here.

If your loved one is an official graduating senior for the 2022-2023 year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2022 or Spring 2023), then why not do something special to recognize their accomplishments.  Celebrate your graduate's journey with a recognition ad in this year's Obiter yearbook.  Postcards will be mailed out in both the Fall and Spring semesters with additional details on placing an ad for your graduate... but if you can't wait to get started... start creating now!

Additional Resources

We are excited to announce that the Bloomsburg University Obiter yearbook is able to provide a special feature that allows seniors to digitally sign the yearbooks of their fellow graduates.  Jostens launched this signing platform initially, as a response to COVID, but they had such a great response that they are continuing this special feature. 

Yearbook Digital Signing Pages, will give every senior student in our school the chance to create personalized virtual signing pages, invite their friends to leave fun messages, and then print out the final pages to keep with their yearbook as a permanent keepsake. This is free for every senior student.

Create your very own digital signature pages now!

Upward and Onward through the years... 

Interested in going back in time and taking a walk down Bloomsburg University's memory lane?  Well you can reminisce Bloomsburg's history by taking a look at yearbooks dating back as far as 1915, by visiting the university's yearbook archives!   

Find your future BU yearbook, yearbook interest

Help Create the Yearbook!

If you are organized, creative and like to take pictures, maybe creating the future yearbook would be something that interests you. It would be a great way to be more involved on campus and have some fun too! If you are interested in becoming a member of the yearbook staff or would just like to find out some more information, please contact the Yearbook Adviser via email.

Yearbook Adviser