Pace students at their commencement ceremony, smiling at the camera.

Commencement Ceremony

Schedule of Events

The main Commencement ceremony is the celebration of the entire Class of 2023 and an opportunity for graduates and their guests to hear from our keynote speaker, our student speakers, President Krislov, and other dignitaries. At college and school ceremonies, graduates will have the opportunity to hear their names called and cross the stage. We encourage graduating students and their guests to attend both the main ceremony and their college or school ceremonies.

Monday, May 15, 2023 at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center:

  • 9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.: Elisabeth Haub School of Law | Louis Armstrong Stadium
  • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Lubin School of Business | Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.: Main Ceremony | Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • 2:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.: College of Health Professions and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems | Louis Armstrong Stadium
  • 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.: Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education | Arthur Ashe Stadium

Graduating students should plan to arrive one hour before their scheduled start time. Graduating students and their guests will be able to enjoy music, photo opportunities, concessions, and a chance to gather with classmates, friends, and family throughout the USTA South Plaza.

Map

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Map of the USTA grounds for the Pace University commencement.

Commencement Program

Read the Commencement Program (PDF)

Is your name missing from the program or did you find an error? Submit a helpdesk ticket to let us know. A new version of the program will be developed over the summer.

Watch the Livestream

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Ceremonies Order of Exercises

  • Monday, May 15, at 12:15 p.m. Arthur Ashe Stadium

    Processional

    “Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar

    Color Guard, Grand Marshall, Deans for Students, Student Honorees, Alumni Association Leaders, Faculty Leaders, Faculty Honorees, University Deans, Trustees, Honored Guests, Chair of the Board, President of the University

    Presiding

    Marvin Krislov, JD
    President, Pace University

    National Anthem And Alma Mater

    Samantha Dorsi ’23
    Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

    Alma Mater written by Ivan Fox ’54 (1932–2006)
    Professor of Legal Studies
    Lubin School of Business

    Faculty Honors And Awards

    Marvin Krislov, JD

    Student Honors And Awards

    Marvin Krislov, JD

    Valedictorian Student Address

    Cameron Maruszewski ’23
    Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

    Conferral Of Honorary Degrees

    Rob Sands, JD ’84
    Chair, Board of Trustees

    Marvin Krislov, JD

    Doctor of Humane Letters
    Telfar Clemens ’08
    Liberian-American Fashion Designer

    Commencement Address

    Telfar Clemens ‘08

    Conferral Of Opportunitas In Action Award

    Marvin Krislov, JD

    Aldrin Enis
    President, One Hundred Black Men of New York

    Opportunitas Student Address

    Tianna Orwig ’23
    Lubin School of Business

    President’s Message

    Marvin Krislov, JD

    Introduction Of Candidates By Class

    Joseph R. Franco, PhD
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

    Conferral Of Degrees In Course

    Rob Sands, JD ’84

    Closing

    Marvin Krislov, JD

    Recessional

    Grand Marshall

    Joseph R. Franco, PhD
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

    Pipe Band

    Members of the New York City Police Department Pipe Band

  • Monday, May 15, at 9:45 a.m. Louis Armstrong Stadium

    Processional

    “Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar
    Triumphal March, Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

    Welcome

    Horace E. Anderson Jr.
    Dean, Elisabeth Haub School of Law

    National Anthem

    Rebecca Jo Angel ’23

    Remarks

    Marvin Krislov
    President, Pace University

    Horace E. Anderson Jr.

    Sabrina Alexis Bellantoni ’23
    Francine Rose Michel ’23
    Christina Nicole Avery ’23
    Kaitlin Marie Campanini ’23

    Conferral Of Honorary Degree

    Liliane A. Haub
    Trustee, Pace University

    Doctor of Laws
    Bruce H. Mann, MPhil, JD, PhD
    Legal Scholar and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

    Senator Elizabeth Warren, JD
    US Senator from Massachusetts

    Presented by Horace E. Anderson Jr. and Professor Bridget J. Crawford, JD, PhD

    Commencement Address

    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Presentation Of Dean’s Award

    Kaitlin Lauren Flores ‘23
    Chad J. Weiss ‘23

    Presented by Horace E. Anderson Jr

    Outstanding Professor Award

    Bridget J. Crawford
    Distinguished Professor

    Robin Frankel
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Presentation Of The Class Of 2023

    S.J.D./LL.M. Degrees

    Diana Ramirez
    Associate Director of International Affairs and Graduate Programs

    J.D. Degrees

    Jill Gross
    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Law Operations

    Closing Remarks

    Horace E. Anderson Jr.

    Samantha Nicole Buan Ladines ’23
    Student Bar Association President, 2022-2023

    Recessional

    “Two Voluntaries” by Henry Purcell

  • Monday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. Arthur Ashe Stadium

    Processional

    “Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar

    Opening Remarks

    Joseph R. Franco
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

    Dean’s Message

    Lawrence G. Singleton
    Dean, Lubin School of Business

    Guest Speaker Remarks

    Aldrin Enis
    President, One Hundred Black Men of New York
    Opportunitas in Action Award Recipient

    Student Remarks

    Aissatou Gningue ‘23

    Presidential Remarks

    Marvin Krislov
    President, Pace University

    Introduction Of Degrees

    Lawrence G. Singleton

    Closing Remarks

    Lawrence G. Singleton

    Recessional

  • Monday, May 15, at 2:15 p.m. Louis Armstrong Stadium

    Processional

    “Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar

    Opening Remarks

    Marvin Krislov
    President, Pace University

    Dean’s Message

    Marcus C. Tye
    Dean, College of Health Professions

    Jonathan H. Hill
    Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

    Guest Speaker Remarks

    Ivan G. Seidenberg, MBA ’81 H ’00
    Retired chairman and CEO, Verizon

    Students Remarks For College Of Health Professions

    Introduction by Dean Marcus C. Tye

    Rachele Balbuena ’23
    Regina Corelli ’23

    Student Remarks For Seidenberg School Of Computer Science And Information Systems

    Introduction by Dean Jonathan H. Hill

    Annabel Keppel-Palmer ’21 ’23

    Introduction Of Degrees

    Marcus C. Tye

    Jonathan H. Hill

    Closing Remarks

    Marcus C. Tye

    Jonathan H. Hill

    Recessional

  • Monday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. Arthur Ashe Stadium

    Processional

    “Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar

    Opening Remarks

    Joseph R. Franco
    Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

    Dean’s Message

    Tresmaine R. Grimes
    Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Scieces and School of Education
    Interim Dean, Sands College of Performing Arts

    Students Remarks

    Olivia Astrologo ’23
    School of Education

    Jeremiah Williams ’23
    Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

    Presidential Remarks

    Marvin Krislov
    President, Pace University

    Introduction Of Degrees

    Tresmaine R. Grimes

    Closing Remarks

    Tresmaine R. Grimes

    Recessional

Tickets

You should have received an email from Pace University (commencement2023@pace.edu) with information about accessing your tickets via USTA’s NTC Ticketmaster Account Manager and instructions on how to save them. Remember that you must sign into the NTC Ticketmaster Account Manager using your Pace University email address. If you use a different email address, your tickets will not appear in your account. Read more about getting your Commencement Tickets.

Accessibility

Commencement will feature live transcription and American Sign Language interpretation. Learn more about event accommodations.