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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


Cap & Gown Orders and Distribution!

Commencement regalia and tickets will be distributed at the following locations, dates, and times:

Pleasantville:

  • Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., (Willcox Multipurpose Room, Willcox Hall)
  • Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., (Willcox Multipurpose Room, Willcox Hall)

New York City:

  • Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., (Gymnasium)
  • Thursday, April 27, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., (Gymnasium)
If you cannot make the distribution dates above, you may send a friend or family member to pick up your regalia and tickets in your place. They will need to come with a copy of your picture ID and a letter from yourself stating that they have permission to pick up on your behalf. 

The deadline to purchase a cap and gown rental online has now passed!

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 14th deadline. If you did not order by that deadline, you will have the opportunity to purchase a cap and gown rental at the distribution. Pricing for on-site orders is below, and you must bring cash only. If you did not order your cap and gown by the March 14th deadline, we recommend that you arrive at your campus’ distribution date as early as possible for onsite orders in order to maximize your chances of receiving correct regalia and tickets. However, please note that correct cap and gown size and hood colors cannot be guaranteed for on-site orders, and tickets may be available but are not guaranteed for on-site orders.

On-Site Order Pricing:

  • Associates: $100.55 plus tax
  • Bachelors: $107.35 plus tax
  • Masters: $111.90 plus tax
  • Doctoral: $146.45 plus tax
If you need to make an on-site order and cannot make the distribution dates above, you may send a friend or family member to purchase your rental in your place. They will need to come with information regarding your height, major/program, school, and degree, a copy of your picture ID and a letter from yourself stating that they have permission to purchase your rental on your behalf. 
 
Due to high commencement participation numbers and limited seating, we will not have any information on whether or not we are able to accomodate additional ticket requests until after cap and gown distribution dates. Information about wheter or not we can accomodate additional ticket request will be posted on the website and sent via email in early May.

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.