Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony
Student Development and
Kessel Student Center
Dear Members of the Class of 2010,
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You have worked hard for this achievement, and we want to help you plan for its celebration. You will be joining a distinguished group of individuals–more than 100,000 Pace alumni–and you should look forward to your continued relationship with Pace as one of them.
Your Pace degree prepares you well to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead and to deal confidently with a world of rapid and constant change. We at Pace have sought to provide you with the foundation for sound decision making, great success, and a love for continuous learning. We are here for you with additional education opportunities through our academic schools and our Office of Adult and Continuing Education. We are here for you with our resume referral program in Co-op and Career Services. We are here for you as mentors, teachers, scholars, and celebrants of your success.
We have prepared this guide in order to assist you with important information about the graduation process. Please familiarize yourself with this material so that your commencement ceremony is everything you and we want it to be.
Geoffrey L. Brackett, DPhil (Oxon.)
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
TIME AND LOCATION
Commencement for Westchester undergraduate candidates is scheduled for Monday, May 24. The ceremony will take place in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center on the Westchester campus in Pleasantville. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. Graduates must report for robing and formation of the processional line by 9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Each graduate will receive four tickets for guest admission. You do not need a ticket for yourself. Graduates who do not order their cap and gown online by the March 16 deadline will NOT be guaranteed four tickets.
Diploma distribution for May 2010 graduates who have completed all academic requirements and have no outstanding University holds will begin Monday, June 14, and continue through Friday, June 25. Diplomas will be available on each candidate’s home campus during regular office hours at the Office of Student Assistance. Diplomas not picked up by Friday, June 25 will be mailed beginning Monday, June 28.
Westchester - The 2010 Westchester Commencement Ceremony will be webcast live and can be viewed through the webcast link on the Commencement Web site. Video of the ceremony will be posted on the Commencement Web site the following day: www.pace.edu/commencement.
A professional photographer will take individual pictures of each graduate during the commencement ceremony. Proofs will be mailed to you with an order form and pricing information.
STUDENT SPEAKER AND SINGER
A student speaker will be chosen from the undergraduate candidates who apply for this honor. Speeches run approximately three to four minutes in length (400 to 750 words, depending on rate of speaking). If you are interested in applying to be the commencement speaker, please contact Diane Cypkin, PhD, at (914) 773-3529 by Friday, March 12.
Buses are available from parking lots F, R, and T to the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center. Follow signs to bus stops.
It is a violation of University policy for anyone to possess or consume any alcoholic beverage during any part of the commencement program. Pace University also stipulates that alcoholic beverages of any kind are not allowed to be carried onto campus. Any violation of this policy may disqualify a graduate from participation in the commencement program.
Out of respect for our graduating students, guests, and commencement speakers, all graduates are required to stay for the entire ceremony. The ceremony should not exceed three hours. Please plan accordingly.
A postcard will be sent to you in April reminding you of the cap and gown distribution dates. Tickets and instructions for the ceremony will be given to you at cap and gown distribution.
Westchester 2010 School Award Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2010.
|Seidenberg||Butcher Suite||2:45 p.m.|
|Education||Setter’s Cafe’||2:30 p.m.|
|Lienhard||Willcox Gym||1:30 p.m.|
|Dyson||Dining Room A||2:30 p.m.|
|Lubin||Gottesman Room||2:30 p.m.|
|Dean’s Reception||Tent, Miller Lawn||3:30 – 5:00 p.m.|
Visit the Graduation Pledge table at any cap and gown distribution location to sign your Pledge card and receive a pin. Students who are graduating, but not walking in the ceremony, are also invited to participate in the Pledge.
Order your cap and gown online by midnight on March 16, 2010.
Cap, gown, and ticket distribution:
Kessel Campus Center
Conference Room A and B
Tuesday, April 27, 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.