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Come Together for Convocation

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Class of 2021: Are you ready? Save the date: September 5, 2017. Join the Pace Community in welcoming the Class of 2021 at the 10th annual Convocation held on both the NYC and PLV campuses.

On Tuesday, September 5, Pace University will hold its 10th annual Convocation on both the Pleasantville and New York City campuses. Convocation, the Latin word for “calling together,” brings together first-year students on each campus to introduce them to the Pace Community and celebrate the start of their academic journey. This kickoff to the 2017–2018 academic year also marks the very first Convocation address incoming President Marvin Krislov will give to students at Pace University. The theme, which will be discussed by our keynote speakers and woven into the first-year curriculum, is “Get Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and Motivation.”

New York City Campus
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Gymnasium and Schimmel Center
Pre-Convocation 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Convocation 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Festivities* 1:15 p.m.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., students will depart for a boat cruise with Hornblower cruises at Pier 15. The first cruise will board at 2:00 p.m. and depart at 2:30 p.m. The second cruise will board at 4:00 p.m. with a 4:30 p.m. departure time.

Convocation Speaker

Rumit Mehta ’03
Pace University alumnus

Born in Kenya, of Indian descent, and raised in Tanzania, Rumit Mehta ’03 has a unique global perspective and love for travel that is unmatched. Growing up, Mehta often led safaris for friends and colleagues while honing his wildlife-spotting skills in the African bush. Mehta eventually settled in New York City, earning his MBA from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in 2003, but his passion for travel and adventure persisted. Combining this passion, his upbringing and vast knowledge of Africa and South Asia, and the business acumen he earned at Pace, Mehta founded Immersion Journeys, a boutique travel company that has earned many awards including National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for three years.

Lunch and festivities will take place immediately following Convocation.

Pleasantville Campus
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Goldstein Health and Fitness Center
Lunch and Festivities 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Pre-Convocation 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Convocation 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Campus Involvement Fair 4:30 p.m.

Convocation Speaker

Robert Mundy, DA
Assistant Professor, English
Faculty-in-Residence, Alumni Hall

Working as Pace’s first Faculty-in-Residence for Alumni Hall, Assistant Professor of English Robert Mundy, DA, has truly made Pace University his home. As Faculty-in-Residence, Professor Mundy has actively been working to develop and improve the rapport between faculty and students in this new living-learning environment, expanding the borders of the traditional classroom and making learning more accessible, personalized, and cooperative. When it comes to the students’ feelings on Professor Mundy living alongside them in Alumni Hall, Mundy said, “Our students have been so inviting. They’ve gone out of their way to make me feel at home.”

Lunch and festivities will take place prior to Convocation, from 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m. The Campus Involvement fair will take place immediately following Convocation. 

For more information about registering to attend Convocation, visit