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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


Live-Streaming of the New York Commencement Ceremonies!

New York Undergraduate Ceremony:

For those unable to attend in-person, we will be live-streaming the New York Undergraduate (students earning Bachelor's degrees) Commencement ceremony. The live-stream link is: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/483/21199.
 
Additionally, we have set up an alternate viewing site where your guests can come to watch the live-stream of commencement. The alternate viewing location will be in the Bianco Room in 1 Pace Plaza. For those attening the live-stream at the Bianco room, please enter through 3 Spruce Street.

Combined Graduate Ceremony:

For those unable to attend in-person, we will be live-streaming the Combined Graduate (students earning Master's and Doctorate degrees) Commencement ceremony. The live-stream link is: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/483/21200.

Additional Ticket Update!

New York Undergraduate Ceremony:

Due to an unprecedented number of undergraduate students participating in commencement and a limited capacity for seating, unfortunately we do not have any additional tickets for the New York Undergraduate ceremony.

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. We would like tickets to be returned by Friday, May 12th so we can redistribute as soon as possible. However, we will continue to receive returned tickets after May 12th. You may return them to room Y21 on the second floor of One Pace Plaza on the NYC campus. 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.

Although unlikely, in the event that are able to secure any additional tickets, we will send out an email.

For those unable to attend in-person, we will be live-streaming the commencement ceremony. The live-stream link will be available on the commencement website as it gets closer to the date of the ceremony. Additionally, we have set up an alternate viewing site where your guests can come to watch the live stream of commencement. The alternate viewing location will be in the Bianco Room in 1 Pace Plaza.

Combined Graduate Ceremony:

The lottery for additional tickets to the Combined Graduate Ceremony (students earning Masters and Doctorate degrees) is now closed. 

Pleasantville Undergraduate Ceremony:

There are no longer any additional tickets for the Pleasantville Undergraduate ceremony.
 
For those unable to attend in-person, we will be live-streaming the commencement ceremony. The live-stream link is: https://pace.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a44b0489-b636-44fd-b27b-d529aef386d2.
 
Additionally, we have set up an alternate viewing site where your guests can come to watch the live stream of commencement. The alternate viewing location will be in the Pecker Lecture Hall, in Willcox Hall, via Entrance 1.  Friends and family can rejoin you under the tent on the Miller Lawn after the ceremony.

Selling Pace University Commencement Tickets is Strictly Prohibited!

Pace University’s commencement ceremonies are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for graduating students. Tickets to commencement events are distributed by the University and provided free of charge.

Please be aware that all available tickets for 2017 New York Undergraduate commencement ceremony have been issued.

BUYING AND SELLING COMMENCEMENT TICKETS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED!

Given unusually high demand, the University has been informed that some students have attempted to sell their unused tickets. Selling tickets with the intent to profit is unethical and violates the spirit of Pace and the purpose of family-focused commencement events. For these reasons, the sale of commencement tickets is strictly prohibited.

ONLY TICKETS ISSUED BY THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE HONORED

To protect students and families from costly scalping and the potential for counterfeit tickets, the University has asked online resellers, auction sites and social media outlets to block the listing and sale of tickets to Pace University Commencement ceremonies. Tickets listed online may not be authentic. In addition, the University reserves the right to invalidate any ticket found listed for auction or sale. Pace University is not responsible for tickets that have been purchased, obtained through third parties, or acquired through unauthorized means.  In addition, anyone presenting an invalid or counterfeit ticket will NOT be admitted to Madison Square Garden.

RETURN UNUSED TICKETS & REGISTER FOR STANDBY ADMISSION

Students with unused tickets are encouraged to return them so they can be provided to family members of graduating students who wish attend. To return unused tickets or register for tickets that may become available, please contact PLVcommencement@pace.edu or NYCcommencement@pace.edu

*There is no guarantee that additional tickets will become available.


Commencement Guides

Commencement guides are here! Get your ceremony-specific commencement guide that contains important information to help you prepare for the big day.


Commencement FAQ

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


Awards Ceremonies

Dates, times, and locations of your school's award ceremony.


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.