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2017 Commencement Ceremonies

We are happy to announce the 2017 Commencement Ceremony dates!

Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony - Thursday, May 18, 2017; 11:00AM
Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
Pleasantville, NY

New York Undergraduate Ceremony - Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 10:30AM
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

Combined Graduate Ceremony - Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 4:00PM
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

Commencement FAQ

Find the answers to all your commencement-related questions with the Commencement FAQ page.

Student Singer and Speaker!

An undergraduate student speaker will be chosen from among the candidates for undergraduate degrees who apply for this honor, and student singers will be chosen to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater at each commencement ceremony. For more information, click on the ceremony below:

Awards Ceremonies

For dates, times, and locations of your school's award ceremony, click here

Cap & Gown Orders!

Please visit the link below to order your cap and gown by Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Graduating students must place their orders by the deadline in order to participate in commencement and to be guaranteed guest tickets. Please note that the gown and hood are rentals and must be returned after the commencement ceremony. However, your cap and tassel are yours to keep as a memento of your special day!

When ordering your 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.

The “Order Your Graduation Package!” choice on the site includes additional products such as announcements, thank you notes, souvenir tassels, and stoles of gratitude. If all you’d like to order is just a cap & gown, you can do this by clicking on the green "Cap & Gown" tab at the top of the page.

Order your cap and gown here.

You may also order invitations, class rings, and other commencement-related products at the same link.

Senior Portraits & Ring Sales for NYC/ PLV Graduates

Portraits for NYC Grads: Register online to schedule an appointment at and the school code is 695. To pay the sitting fee and purchase the yearbook, go to

Dates: March 6, 2017; March 7, 2017; and March 8, 2017
Times: 12pm-8pm
Location: Student Development and Campus Activities, 41 Park Row, Room 813

Ring Sales for NYC Grads 2017:

Dates: February 22 (Wed.) & 23 (Thurs.), March 29 (Wed.) & 30 (Thurs.).
Times: 11am-3pm opn the Wednesday Dates and 3-6pm on the Thursday Dates
Location: Left Lobby of 1 Pace Plaza

Ring Sales for PLV Grads 2017:

Dates: February 21 (Tue.) and March 28 (Tue.)
Times: 11am-3pm on all dates
Location: Kessel Student Center

Commencement Eligibility

Students who received degrees in December 2016 or are expecting to receive degrees in May 2017 or September 2017 are welcome to participate in the May 2017 commencement ceremony. You must have 12 or fewer credity left by the end of Spring 2017 and complete those credits by the end of Summber 2017 in order to walk this year. If you have credits left to complete in Fall 2017, you are NOT eligible to walk in the May 2017 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.