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The No Hassle Tassel

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Oh, Commencement. “I can just show up in May, walk across the stage, and pick up my diploma, right?” Wrong. If you’re planning on walking this spring, there are a few things you’ll need to do before the tassels get turned and the confetti gets blasted.

Have you ordered your academic attire? How do you get tickets? What time do you need to be there? Where and when is Commencement this year anyway?

Caps and Gowns
In order to walk the final walk, you need to be in academic dress. The deadline to order your cap and gown is Saturday, March 15. Graduating students must place their orders by the deadline in order to participate in Commencement and to be guaranteed guest tickets. Please note that the gown and hood are rentals and must be returned after the Commencement ceremony. However, your cap and tassel are yours to keep as a memento of your special day.

When ordering your cap and gown, be sure to click on the appropriate link based on the campus at which you are registered. Westchester students should use “Pace University Westchester Campus Students” and New York City students should use “Pace University New York Campus Students.” This will ensure your regalia are delivered to the correct campus for distribution.

Caps, gowns, and tickets will be distributed on April 20 and 21 in PLV and April 22 and 23 in NYC.

Class Rings
If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it. Though you can order your class ring online, if you want to look at them in-person and get your ring-sizing done, Herff Jones representatives will be available for ring sales on the following dates:

Wednesday, March 25 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Front Lobby
Thursday, March 26 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Front Lobby

Tuesday, March 24 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center Well

Commencement 2015 Dates

Law School
Sunday, May 17, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Pace Law School

Westchester Undergraduate
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center

New York City Undergraduate
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
10:30 a.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Graduate Level (NYC and Westchester)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
4:00 p.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Award Ceremonies
Your school or college will host individual award ceremonies and receptions prior to the Commencement ceremonies. For a complete list, click here.

Commencement Guides
Have additional questions about photography, cap/gown/ticket distribution, special accommodations, or anything else we missed? View your respective Commencement Guide.

Make sure to check back at for the latest Commencement news, including upcoming honorary degree recipients announcements.