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Commencement Is Coming!

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It’s almost time and we’ve scored the deets on the graduation need-to-knows: look who’s talkin' 2...U; dude, where’s my cap and gown?; and what does the fox(woods) say?

In less than a month, our senior Setters will walk across the stage and pick up their diplomas.

Here are a couple of things you may need to know:

Look Who’s Talkin’ 2…U

This year’s Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients at Pace are driving forces in the arts, education, media, real estate, and U.S. federal bench.

They are as follows:

NYC Undergraduate Commencement
Wednesday, May 21
10:30 a.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Emily Kernan Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters)
Michael Dezer ’68, founder and owner of Dezer Properties, Inc. (Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science)

Graduate Commencement
Wednesday, May 21
4:00 p.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
George Rupp, former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee, and former President of Columbia and Rice (Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters)

Westchester Undergraduate Commencement
Friday, May 23
11:00 a.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center
Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq., Special Counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP (Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters)

Law School Commencement
Tuesday, May 13
4:00 p.m.
Law School Campus
Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Honorary Doctor of Laws)

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What Does the Foxwoods Say?

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding. That’s the sound that may be coming out of the slot machines for seniors who plan on taking the PLV Senior Week trip to Foxwoods Casino on May 20–21. For those of you who’d rather the chin chin sounds of a wine glass, there will also be a wine tour and tasting at Millbrook Winery, located in a renovated Dutch-hip dairy barn in the heart of rural Dutchess County. Learn more here.

For NYC graduating students, the Spring Formal at TriBeCa Rooftop is sold out, but stay tuned for more at https://twitter.com/PaceSeniorWeek.

Dude, Where’s My Cap and Gown?

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

New York City:

  • Tuesday, April 22, 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (Student Union, One Pace Plaza)
  • Wednesday, April 23, 3:00 p.m.–9: 00 p.m. (Student Union, One Pace Plaza)

White Plains:

  • Wednesday, April 23, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (Graduate Center, Room 206, 1 Martine Avenue)

Pleasantville:

  • Monday, April 28, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (Gottesman, Kessel Student Center)
  • Tuesday, April 29, 4:00 p.m.–7: 00 p.m. (Gottesman, Kessel Student Center)


In addition, for those who did order their cap and gown by the March 16 deadline, there will be a small quantity of extra Pace custom gown rentals for sale. Bachelor’s gowns cost $95.25 plus tax and master’s gowns are $99.40 plus tax. Cash only.

For more information on these and other items, including school/college award ceremonies and receptions, and more, visit www.pace.edu/commencement.