USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
We are proud to once again host our Commencement ceremonies at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, one of the world's largest public tennis facilities and home to the US Open since 1978. Pace will be hosting ceremonies in both Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Louis Armstrong Stadium. Both stadiums are covered to accommodate inclement weather.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is easily accessible by public transit or car. Visit the Tennis Center website for more information.
The 7 train provides service from Grand Central Terminal to Mets-Willets Point Station, including connections for all Metro-North Trains from Westchester and Connecticut. Service is also available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Getting to the entrance of USTA from the train station takes approximately 7 minutes, crossing the Flushing Meadows Pedestrian Bridge
Long Island Rail Road
LIRR provides easy service to Mets-Willets Point Station from Woodside, and convenient connections from Penn Station for New Jersey Transit customers. For guests with disabilities, get off the LIRR train at 61st Street-Woodside Station and transfer to the 7 train. Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point Station.Getting to the entrance of USTA from the train station takes approximately 7 minutes, crossing the Flushing Meadows Pedestrian Bridge
The MTA website provides complete schedules and information about the most convenient ways to get to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Event Parking us at Citi Field, located next to the Tennis Center. There is a parking fee determined by Citi Field, accepting credit card payments only. Stay tuned for more information.
Transportation will be provided from each campus (NYC, Pleasantville, and White Plains) for graduates who register for a seat on the shuttle. Registration will open in the new year.
Pace University and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center are committed to providing access for everyone attending Commencement. Information about accessibility initiatives and resources is below. Graduates and guests should expect to travel at least three miles around the Tennis Center grounds on Commencement day. Stay tuned for more information about how to submit accessibility resources requests to get assistance for Commencement day.
Review USTA Billie Jean King's National Tennis Center security policies and prohibited items information for details on the venue’s policies on bags and outside food. (Note: There will not be bag storage facilities at the venue or outside of the entrances.)
Photos and video are permitted and there will be several celebratory backdrops set up throughout the USTA campus.
Food will be available for purchase on the USTA South Plaza during limited hours. Stay tuned for the schedule of the day.