Commencement 2014

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For Graduates
Law School
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
4:00 PM
White Plains Law School
New York Undergraduate
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
10:30 AM
The Theater at Madison
Square Garden
Graduate Level
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
4:00 PM
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Friday, May 23,  2014
11:00 AM
Goldstein Fitness Center


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Graduating in 2015? Nominate an Honorary Degree Recipient here!

An honorary doctorate is one of the highest honors Pace can bestow on an individual. Please consider nominating a candidate!

View Highlights from the 2014 Commencement Ceremonies!

Click on the links below to watch highlights from commencement:

New York Undergraduate Ceremony; Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:30AM

Graduate-level Ceremony; Wednesday, May 21, 2014; 4:00PM

Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony; Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:00AM

View the 2014 Commencement Ceremonies LIVE!!!

A live webcast of each commencement ceremony will be available for those guests who are unable to attend in person. Please click on the appropriate link to view the 2014 commencement ceremonies live!

New York Undergraduate Ceremony; Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:30AM
Graduate-level Ceremony; Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 4:00PM
Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony, Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:00AM

NYC - Share in the Commencement Experience at 1 Pace Plaza!

Family and guests of the Pace University Undergraduate Commencement ceremony who do not have tickets to the Theater at Madison Square Garden can still enjoy commencement at our alternate viewing site at One Pace Plaza. You will be able to watch the live video web cast beginning at approximately 10:25am at the Student Union at One Pace Plaza.  Please arrive no earlier than 9:30am and enter through the Spruce Street Courtyard entrance.  There will be a check-in table upon entry and you will be required to present a government approved picture identification upon signing in. For those who were not able to get tickets to the Theater, this is a great opportunity to experience this exciting event, and the entire ceremony will be broadcasted live.

Additional Ticket Process

We are now taking additional ticket requests for the 2014 commencement ceremonies. In order to try to assist as many students as possible, we are holding a lottery for those student who are requesting additional tickets. If you have ordered your cap and gown and are requesting additional tickets please fill out all the form here.

PLV - Share in the Commencement Experience!

Although there is limited capacity in the Goldstein Fitness Center, PLV guests can still enjoy commencement at our alternate viewing site. Enjoy the processional beginning at approximately 10:45am at the circle by Shirley Beth Way and watch the Graduates, Faculty and Administration as they process to the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center for the Commencement Ceremony. Then you’ll be able to watch the live video web cast beginning at 11:00am at the Kessel Student Center in the Gottesman Room.  You will be able to see the complete ceremony.  Please make arrangements for a meeting location so that once the ceremony is over, you can join your graduate and enjoy the reception under the tent!

Honorary Degree Recipients!

We are pleased to annouce our 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients! Find out more here!

Save Time at Cap & Gown Distribution!

Save time at Cap & Gown Distribution by taking the Career Services survey in advance! Follow this link to take the survey:

Cap & Gown Distribution

Cap, gown, and tickets will be distributed at the following locations, dates, and times:

New York City:

  • Tuesday, April 22, 12-7pm (Student Union, One Pace Plaza)
  • Wednesday, April 23, 3-9pm, (Student Union, One Pace Plaza)

White Plains:

  • Wednesday, April 23, 4:30-6:30pm, (Graduate Center, Room 206, 1 Martine Avenue)


  • Monday, April 28, 12-5pm (Gottesman, Kessel Student Center)
  • Tuesday, April 29, 4-7pm (Gottesman, Kessel Student Center)


We will be ordering a small quantity of extra Pace custom gown rentals for those who did not order their cap and gown by the March 16th deadline. If you did not order by that deadline, you will have the opportunity to purchase a cap and gown at the distribution. Pricing for on-site order is below, and you must bring cash only. Correct cap and gown size and hood colors cannot be guaranteed for on-site orders, and tickets may be available but not guaranteed for on-site orders. 

On-Site Order Pricing:

  • Associate: $88.55 plus tax
  • Bachelor: $95.25 plus tax
  • Master: $99.40 plus tax
  • Doctor: $134.25 plus tax

Due to the high commencement participation numbers and limited seating, we will not have any information on whether or not we are able to accommodate additional ticket requests until after the cap and gown distribution dates.

Check out your student instructions here.

Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility

The Class of 2014 is invited to take the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility. The Pledge is purely voluntary, and the only commitment is the commitment you make to yourself based on your view of what it means to be socially and environmentally responsible.  Since 2009, nearly 3,400 graduating students from Pace University have signed the Graduation Pledge.  Sign the Pledge online at

NYC Students! Yearbook Information!

Legend Yearbook is hosting its ultimate opportunity for you to take your senior portraits! To take advantage of this opportunity, please bring in a printed confirmation of your sitting fee purchase. Sitting fees AND yearbooks may be purchased at

PHOTO TIMES & LOCATIONS: 41 Park Row, 8th Floor; New York, NY 10038

  • Monday, March 24th: 10am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 25th: 10am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 5pm
  •  Wednesday, March 26th:10am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 5pm
  • Thursday, March 27th: 10am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Note: If you wish to only purchase the sitting fee and not the yearbook, visit > Select "2014 Yearbook" > Select "accessories" at the bottom > Complete checkout.

Please email with any questions or concerns.

Commencement Guides

The 2014 commencement guides are now available! Commencement guides contain important information to help you prepare for the big day. Click here to view and download your guide. 

Award Ceremonies

Join your school/college, your friends, your favorite professors, and academic Deans to commemorate the class of 2014! Click here for more information.

Did you miss a commencement email?

No worries! Click here to find an archive of all commencement-related email messages that have been sent out during this year.

Order Your Cap & Gown!

Graduates may now order their academic regalia for commencement! You must order your cap and gown by Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Graduating students must place their orders by the deadline in order to participate in commencement and to be guaranteed guest tickets.  The gown and hood are rental items and must be returned.  However, your cap and tassel are yours to keep as a memento of your special day!

Follow the link below to order your cap and gown (select “order a cap and gown”).  Be sure to click on the appropriate link based on the campus at which you are registered.  Westchester students should use “Pace University Westchester Campus Students” and New York students should use “Pace University New York Campus Students.”  This will ensure your regalia are delivered to the correct campus for distribution.

Commencement Eligibility

Please be aware, only students with 12 or less credits to take in the summer will be eligible to participate to Commencement in May 2014. Students who are completing their remaining requirements in the fall will be considered December 2014 graduates and will be eligible to walk at Commencement in May 2015.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please get in touch with you academic advisor.

Spring Ring Dates!


Herff Jones will have a representative for Senior Class Rings on the NYC Campus in 1 Pace Plaza, front lobby on:

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014; 11am-2pm
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014; 3pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014; 3pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014; 3pm-6pm

Ask a Herff Jones Representative for further details at 516-223-2572 or YOU CAN NOW ORDER ONLINE AT:


Herff Jones will have a representative for Senior Class Rings on the Pleasantville Campus in the Kessel Student Center on:

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014; 11am-3pm
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014; 11am-3pm

Ask a Herff Jones Representative for further details at 516-223-2572 or YOU CAN NOW ORDER ONLINE AT:

Previous Commencements

Select one of the yearly commencement sites to view photos and highlights from from all five ceremonies, read profiles of our student award recipients, and learn more about our distinguished honorary degree recipients.