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Graduate Level Commencement

2018 Commencement Ceremony Information

Combined Pleasantville and New York Graduate Ceremony (Radio City Music Hall)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:00pm


Combined Graduate Commencement Ceremony Live Stream

We will be live-streaming the Combined Graduate commencement ceremony! 
 
The link to watch the live-stream of the Combine Graduate commencement ceremony is below:
 
 
For those without tickets, there will be an on-campus viewing of the live-streaming of the ceremony on Pace University's NYC campus at the Amphitheater on the 1st floor of 157 William Street.

Additional Tickets

The additional ticket request form is now closed. 
 
Due to an unprecedented number of students participating in commencement and a limited capacity for seating, we are doing our best to help provide an opportunity for all students and their families to experience this wonderful occasion. As good citizens of our community, we hope that you can help your fellow classmates.  We are asking you to help us by returning any commencement tickets you will not need so that we may redistribute them to others. If possible, we would like tickets to be returned by Friday, May 11, 2018 so we can redistribute as soon as possible. However, we will continue to receive returned tickets after May 11th. You may return them to room Y21 on the second floor of One Pace Plaza on the NYC campus or to the Dean’s Suite on the second floor of the Kessel Student Center on the PLV campus. We greatly appreciate your kind effort in helping to provide your classmates with the opportunity to share in this experience.  
 
*As a reminder, Commencement tickets are not allowed to be sold, and we would hope that students would not take advantage of fellow classmates by selling unneeded tickets.*

Name Pronunciation Instructions

In your ticket packet, you received one yellow 4x6 card. You must fill out your information and bring this card with you on commencement day. When you go up on stage, you will give this card to the reader for your name to be read as you cross the stage.
 
If your name is pronounced as an American English speaker would normally pronounce it (e.g., “John Smith”, “Elizabeth Long”), you may simply write your name as you would. However, if your name varies in either pronunciation or spelling from the way an American English speaker would normally pronounce it or if your name is one that may be more difficult to pronounce, please make sure to provide phonetic pronunciation of your name!
 
In order to provide the phonetic pronunciation of your name:
  1. Separate syllables by dashes
  2. Capitalize stressed syllables
 
EXAMPLES:
  • Katherine Stoneham: kat-uh-REE-nuh STOW-nuh-hahm
  • Raul Gonzalez: rah-OOL gon-SAH-les
  • Ngoc Nguyen: nahk-nuhWEN
  • Treise Bettelheim: trees BAY-tull-hime)
  • Pandit Rathmasuthragandi: PAHN-deet rath-muh-sooth-ruh-GAHN-dee
  • Tchien Tang: she-YEN TAHNG
  • Ravi Patel: RAH-vee pah-TELL
  • Myrstslv Yvtushnko: meer-ISS-ta-slahv iv-too-SHIN-kow

Student Seating at Commencement

We are happy to allow graduating students to sit with their friends, within their school/college (e.g., within Dyson, Lubin, etc.), during the commencement ceremony. However, this means that students will not be called up to the stage alphabetically. When students have processed into the ceremony, we recommend sending your family members a quick text message to let them know where within your school you are sitting (e.g., beginning of the Lubin section or middle of the Dyson section) so they can better gauge approximately when you will walk across stage. However, phones should be put away afterwards.  

Commencement Guides!

The 2018 commencement guides are now available! Download your campus-specific guide to get important information to help you prepare for the big day!


Commencement FAQ!

Get your commencement questions answered with our Commencement FAQ!


Commencement Eligibility

Students who will receive degrees in December 2017 or are expecting to receive degrees in May 2018 or September 2018 are welcome to participate in the May 2018 commencement ceremony. You must have 12 or fewer credits left by the end of Spring 2018 and complete those credits by the end of Summer 2018 in order to walk in the May 2018 ceremony. If you have credits left to complete in Fall 2019, you are NOT eligible to walk in the May 2018 commencement ceremony.


Degree Verification

All potential candidates for graduation are required to file a Graduation Diploma Verification Form, available online at the Office of Student Assistance website or at the Pace paperless website. With this paperless form, you will be able to verify how your name will be presented on the diploma, graduation date, program information, and diploma mailing address among other items. We encourage you to file the form immediately to ensure that the updates are processed in a timely manner that coincides with your expected graduating class. Additional information, including deadline dates, can be found on the OSA web page under Graduation.