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Getting Ready to Walk

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There are only a few months left until Commencement! If you’ll be walking in May 2020, be sure to note the deadlines for registration and ordering your cap and gown. We can’t wait to celebrate you on the big day.

Commencement Details

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Ceremony
Sunday, May 17 | 10:00 a.m. | White Plains Campus

Pleasantville Undergraduate Commencement
Monday, May 18 | 11:00 a.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center

New York Undergraduate Commencement
Wednesday, May 20 | 10:30 a.m. | Radio City Music Hall

Graduate Commencement
Wednesday, May 20 | 4:00 p.m. | Radio City Music Hall

Cap and Gown

The deadline for cap and gown rental is Wednesday, March 25. Please visit the Herff Jones website for more information about what you’ll need! The prices are as follows: $87.00 plus tax (associates), $90.00 plus tax (bachelor’s), $97.00 plus tax (master’s), and $131.00 plus tax (doctoral).

Your attire includes your gown, hood, cap, and tassel. All of these items are yours to keep! Additional items, such as souvenir tassels ($13.95) and Stoles of Gratitude ($37.00), are also available for purchase but are not required. Only the purchase of commencement regalia is required.

If you miss the deadline to purchase your cap and gown, you can buy both at the following dates and times (you must pay in cash):

Pleasantville Campus Distribution
Monday, April 27 | 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room
Tuesday, April 28 | 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room

New York City Campus Distribution
Wednesday, April 29 | 1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Gym
Thursday, April 30 | 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Gym

Degree Verification

All potential candidates for graduation are required to file a Graduation Diploma Verification Form. With this paperless form, you will be able to verify how your name will be presented on the diploma, graduation date, program information, and diploma mailing address among other items. We encourage you to file the form immediately to ensure that the updates are processed in a timely manner! You must complete this form by Wednesday, March 25.


Students or guests requesting accommodations related to a disability must contact the Commencement team by Monday, May 4, in order to receive priority seating:

New York City Campus
Phone: (212) 346-1915

Pleasantville Campus
Phone: (914) 773-3033

Please be sure to indicate whether you or your guest need space for wheelchair seating, have walking/standing problems, are hard of hearing, or have difficulty with vision.

Photo Submissions

Are you interested in having your favorite college memory captured in the 2020 Commencement video? Do you have a photo of a time that inspired you at Pace or a great picture of you and all of your friends? If so, please email your photos to Nasreen Hussain no later than Wednesday, April 22. You must distinguish what ceremony you will be graduating from (NYC Campus or PLV Campus, graduate or undergraduate). The video will be played while guests are being seated and prior to the start of the ceremony. All submitted photos must be appropriate!

Senior Portraits

Say cheese! Here's your chance to be immortalized in the Pace University yearbook! Schedule your sitting now.

  • PLV Campus: Monday, February 3Friday, February 7, 2020, and Tuesday, March 10–Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | School Code: 349
  • NYC Campus: Monday, February 24, 2020, and Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | School Code: 695