Clamoring For Commencement

Before the well of tears and Vitamin C songs commence, we’ve got some important information to let you know about your impending graduation.


New York City–SOE Undergraduate and Graduate
Monday, May 22, 2017
Award Ceremony: Student Union, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Reception: Student Union, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


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

Pace University Combined Graduate Ceremony: Tuesday, May 23
4:00 p.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker and honorary degree recipient: Doctor of Humane Letters Deirdre Bair

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

Any Last Words?
Graduation is just around the corner, but before you go, we want you to leave a bit of your legacy behind for the incoming Class of 2021. Share your favorite memories at Pace and some of your parting words of wisdom for the Setters you are leaving behind! Fill out our survey at

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket…
Due to high commencement participation numbers and limited seating, we will not have any information on whether or not we are able to accommodate additional ticket requests until after cap and gown distribution dates. Information about whether or not we can accommodate additional ticket request will be posted on the website and sent via e-mail in early May.

The gift of giving to the Senior Class Gift
My gift won’t make a difference. Pace doesn’t need the money. Someone else will do it. Wrong, wrong, and we’re not talking about someone else. We’re talking about you! Since 1993, the Senior Gift campaign at Pace University has been a student-led initiative that raises funds in support of Pace. The Senior Campaign gives seniors the opportunity to make your first contribution to assist current and future Pace students; an expression of solidarity with fellow Setters, gratitude to the faculty, and pride in your alma mater. Can you spare $20.17 to make a huge impact for future students? Click here for more information.

Go Green
The Class of 2017 is invited to take the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility. The Pledge is purely voluntary, and the only commitment is the commitment you make to yourself based on your view of what it means to be socially and environmentally responsible. Since 2009, more than 4,100 graduating students from Pace University have signed the Graduation Pledge. Sign the pledge online at

A Little Fun Before You Go…
SGA has collaborated with SDACA to bring the senior class together one final time before graduation! The Senior Toast, on May 16, will feature hors d’oeurves, champagne, wine, beer, and so much more. Get your FREE ticket at