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Countdown to Commencement 2015

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Ready to turn the tassel? Almost. Here are the final details on the Commencement need-to-knows: when and where, who’s talking, award ceremonies, senior weeks, and more.

It’s almost time for this year’s graduates to walk the walk, and as we bid adieu to the Class of 2015, here are a few things you need to know before the big day.

When, where, and how long? Here are the details:

Pace Law School Commencement
Sunday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Graduates must arrive by 9:00 a.m.

Westchester Undergraduate Commencement
Tuesday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Graduates must arrive by 9:30 a.m.

New York Undergraduate Commencement
Wednesday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Graduates must arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Graduate-Level Commencement
Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Graduates must arrive by 3:00 p.m.

Each ceremony is usually 2–2 1/2 hours long depending on the number of graduates per ceremony.

Look Who’s Talkin’ 2…U
In case you haven’t heard, this year’s Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients at Pace are driving forces in academia, finance, software development, and the federal bench. They are as follows:

NYC Undergraduate Commencement
Charles Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Infor®
Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)

Graduate Commencement
Charles C. Krulak, General, US Marine Corps (Retired), 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, and President, Birmingham-Southern College
Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)

Westchester Undergraduate Commencement
Barry Klarberg ’81, ’85, Founder and CEO of Monarch Business and Wealth Management
Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)

Pace Law School Commencement
Preet Bharara, United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
Degree: Doctor of Laws (LLD)

>>Read more about your HDRs and speakers

If I Had Twenty Dollars… and Fifteen Cents: Senior Class Campaign
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. This year, the Senior Campaign will support new Pace initiatives through the Annual Fund. 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 $20.15 to make a huge impact for future students? >>Read more

Go Green
The Class of 2015 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, nearly 3,700 graduating students from Pace University have signed the Graduation Pledge..

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket…
Need an extra ticket to your Commencement ceremony? They’re holding a lottery for requests to help students accommodate all their extra folks who want to be part of your special date. If you have ordered your cap and gown and are requesting additional tickets, please fill out the form. Filling out the form does NOT guarantee that you will receive additional tickets, but adds your name to the pool. Have an extra ticket? Help out a fellow student and return it to Jonelle Waldropt on the 8th floor of 41 Park Row or Jonathan Hooker on the second floor of One Pace Plaza in Y21 on the NYC Campus or Carol Turco in Suite 201 in Kessel Student Center on the Westchester Campus so they can be redistributed. >>Read more

You Are the Champions
Every year, each of the schools host award ceremonies and receptions for students.

Senior Week, Senior Week!
In case you missed the memo, Senior Week in NYC and PLV is happening. BBQs and winery tours in PLV and brunching, baseball, and big rollercoasters in NYC. >>Read more

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