Pay for Your Portrait Sitting Fee

And get a FREE 2018 GWU Cherry Tree Yearbook!

The Cherry Tree Yearbook has been capturing the student experience at GW for over 100 years. The Cherry Tree captures all the biggest moments of the year, including graduation, and features hundreds of student organizations, student leaders, and faculty! 

You have the opportunity to join the thousands who have come before you to be pictured in the book. All yearbook orders come with a portrait sitting for the book, and a senior portrait for graduating seniors. The yearbook is an incredible memento of your time at GW - order yours today! 

To secure your 2018 yearbook and sit for your professional photographs follow these simple steps:

All Cherry Tree Yearbooks are FREE when you pay your Portrait Sitting Fee!

You must pay your Portrait Sitting fee online BEFORE getting your Portrait taken. Students who have not will not be permitted to take their Portraits, regardless of whether they have an appointment with Thornton Studios.

1. Visit

2. Enter, "The George Washington University" and scroll down and select Yearbook.

3. From here you have the choice to have your book delivered to your home or pick it up personally in the Fall of 2018. You must pay through the yearbook company website because you will then be included in their database for a free book, but this is the link where your Portrait Sitting Fee will be processed.

You will receive a FREE 2018 Cherry Tree Yearbook after paying your Portrait Sitting Fee!

Sit for your yearbook portrait: 

The Cherry Tree Yearbook features portraits of all undergraduates who sit during one of our portrait sitting dates. Your online order (see above) pays for your sitting AND yearbook, and can be made prior to the day you wish to take your photos, or on the day of your photo shoot. Portrait sittings will be held in the Marvin Center from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on each scheduled date - students must check in at the table in the Portrait Sitting room. Business casual attire suggested. A cap and gown will be provided for all Seniors! To guarantee no waiting time, make sure to sign up for a portraits appointment online through Thornton Photography (use school code 01444).

See the scheduled dates here.

Connect with the Cherry Tree Yearbook

The easiest way to connect with the Cherry Tree staff is to reach out via email at