PhotoLounge has built the University Program as a way to give back to the community and support university students and faculty. This program offers all students and faculty a free annual membership to the Film Photography Club. The club organizes member shows throughout the year, and it provides substantial everyday discounts on film processing, printing, and supplies like film. Students who are enrolled in this program are also eligible to participate in our annual University Student Show. The show gives students the opportunity for their work to be seen by the community and also gives them a chance to receive PhotoLounge's Student Award in memory of Jerry Brown. The award is given to the three top entries from the Student Show. The winners receive gift cards for processing and printing at PhotoLounge valued at $500, $400, and $300 respectively.

Benefits include:

  • Free annual membership to the Film Club which includes free upgraded scanning and discounts on film processing, printing and supplies like film.
  • Participation in annual University Student Show.
  • Chance to receive PhotoLounge's Student Award in memory of Jerry Brown.
  • Free courier pick up of film processing from your school department office.
  • Centralized billing and custom programs when your department head signs off.


Is the University Program only for serious film shooters?

University Program members range from occasional users to photographers who process film in bulk. You do not need to be a studio art or photography major to sign up.

Why us getting free upgrades to high resolution scanning a key benefit?

Normal resolution scanning is perfect for sharing, viewing, and posting images online. But high resolution scanning offers more options for printing and cropping.

What make the program a good deal?

It gives students and instuctors access to the benefits of a yearly Film Club membership (worth $80) for free. Benefits include: free upgraded high resolution scanning that saves $7 on each roll. On-going 10% discount on film rolls, disposable cameras and batteries. And access to make a free 5x7 print each month.

Could I get additional saving if I have even more film to process?

Yes. University Program members can receive an additional discount on top of our lowest bulk pricing.

What is the Student Award?

PhotoLounge's Student Award is a photo lab gift card worth $500, $400, and $300 respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the annual University Student Show.

What is the University student show?

This is an exhibition that we put up every year in our PL130 Gallery that highlights photographs taken by students. This year the show is themed, Photography in the Time of Covid. It will be on view from March 14 - April 24, 2022.

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