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Commencement Is Here

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Commencement is a-comin'! From award ceremonies to dates and times, find out what you need to know as a faculty or staff member.

The Commencement Ceremonies

WESTCHESTER UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY

Thursday, May 18
11:00 a.m.
Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center 
Speaker and honorary degree recipients: Doctor of Humane Letters Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman and Ingrid C. Burke

NEW YORK UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONY

Tuesday, May 23
10:30 a.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker and honorary degree recipients: Doctor of Humane Letters Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman and Patricia A. Curran

COMBINED GRADUATE CEREMONY

Tuesday, May 23
4:00 p.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker and honorary degree recipients: Doctor of Humane Letters Deirdre Bair

LAW SCHOOL CEREMONY

Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Speaker and honorary degree recipients: Doctor of Laws Roberta Kaplan

To learn more about this year’s Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients, click here.


VOLUNTEERING AT COMMENCEMENT?

It is due to your commitment that we are all able to celebrate this momentous occasion. Your presence and assistance at the ceremonies truly makes a difference for our students and their families.

Here are some ways we thank you for your service:

  • >> 1/2 day flextime for those who work both NYC Ceremonies (undergraduate and graduate)
  • >> Breakfast and/or lunch will provided
  • >> $10 gift card for Barnes & Noble for every ceremony you work
  • >> Entry into a $100 raffle (5 drawn per ceremony) for every ceremony you work; and
  • >> Thank you lunch with the Provost

COMPENSATION FOR ASSISTING AT COMMENCEMENT

  • >> Everyone: Please do not edit the hours you work for Commencement in Kronos. Kronos should reflect your normal work day hours for that day.
  • >> Full-time employees who are eligible for overtime will receive payment for any additional hours worked beyond the usual weekly work schedule in their June 15, 2017 payroll check. These additional hours will be submitted directly to payroll by University Special Events, and will be paid at applicable overtime rates in their June 15, 2016 payroll check if hours worked in those weeks (May 1519, 2017 and/or May 22–25, 2017) exceeds 35. 
  • >> Part-time employees and student workers will have their total number of hours worked submitted directly to payroll by University Special Events, and will be paid at the applicable rate in their June 15, 2017 payroll check.
  • >> If you are a full-time employee and assist at both the New York Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies, you are entitled to take one-half flex day (with supervisor’s approval) from May 24–May 31, 2017.

Questions? E-mail commencement@pace.eduFor more information, visit www.pace.edu/commencement. Don’t forget to share your photos and videos on social media using #PaceGrad.