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Commence Commencement

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In just a couple of weeks we’ll say goodbye to the Class of 2016. But before they walk the walk, we’ve got a few more details about dates, award ceremonies, speakers, and more to share.

We know, we know. You're ready to turn the tassel and say "Goodbye" to us. But we've still got some info and events for you!

Who, what, where, when? All signs point to your Commencement ceremony.

Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony
Friday, May 13
11:00 a.m.
Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
Speaker and honorary degree recipient (Doctor of Humane Letters): Leonard S. Schleifer, MD, PhD, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Regeneron

New York Undergraduate Ceremony
Thursday, May 19
10:30 a.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker and honorary degree recipient (Doctor of Humane Letters): Joy Mangano ’79, President and Founder, Ingenious Designs

Combined Graduate Ceremony
Thursday, May 19
4:00 p.m.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker and honorary degree recipient (Doctor of Humane Letters): David J. Shulkin, MD, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration

Law School Ceremony
Sunday, May 15
10:00 a.m.
Law School Campus
Speaker and honorary degree recipient (Doctor of Laws):
Eric T. Schneiderman,
New York State Attorney General

To learn more about this year’s Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients, click here.


Finals are here and once they're done, it'll be time for some senior fun...

PLV Senior Send-Off
Monday, May 2 │ 10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. │ Gottesman
Seniors, it’s your time to shine! Come celebrate your accomplishments and pick up your yearbooks. Giveaways, a cap-decorating station, a photo booth, games, and—of course—food will be provided. Now’s the time to sign each others’ yearbooks, make matching caps, and get ready to say “So long” to your fellow Setters.

NYC Campus Senior Week
Thursday, May 12–Sunday, May 15
What’s more NYC than brunch with your besties, happy hour at a beer garden, and a day at the ballpark with the Yankees? Say goodbye to Pace in the Big Apple by celebrating big time with your friends at Senior Week. Tickets and details are available here.


The gift of giving to the Senior Class Gift
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. 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 $20.16 to make a huge impact for future students? Click here for more information.


Go Green
The Class of 2016 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, more than 4,000 graduating students from Pace University have signed the Graduation Pledge. Sign the pledge online at www.pace.edu/greenpledge.


Getting an award from your School or College this year? Get yourself to these award ceremonies:

>>College of Health Professions
Westchester and New York City Graduate and Undergraduate
Thursday, May 12
Award Ceremony | 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gymnasium
Reception | 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Under the tent on Miller Lawn

>>Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Westchester Undergraduate

Thursday, May 12
Award Ceremony | 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Reception | 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Fern Dining Hall
New York City Undergraduate
Wednesday, May 18
Award Ceremony | 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Schimmel Theater
Reception | 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Student Union
Westchester and New York City Graduate
Wednesday, May 18
Award Ceremony | 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
Reception | 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Bianco Room

>>Lubin School of Business
Westchester Undergraduate and Graduate

Thursday, May 12
Award Ceremony | 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Reception  | 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Fern Dining Hall
New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Tuesday, May 17
Award Ceremony | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Schimmel Theater
Reception | 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Student Union                                                                                                      

>>School of Education
Westchester Undergraduate and Graduate

Tuesday, May 10
Award Ceremony | 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Reception | 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Fern Dining Hall
New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Tuesday, May 17
Award Ceremony | 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
Reception | 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Bianco Room

>>Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Westchester Undergraduate and Graduate

Thursday, May 12
Award Ceremony | 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Reception | 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Boudreau Lounge
New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Tuesday, May 17
Award Ceremony | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Reception | 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Bianco Room

>>Pforzheimer Honors College
Westchester

Monday, May 9
Award Ceremony and Reception | 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Gottesman Room
New York City
Tuesday, May 17
Award Ceremony and Reception | 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Student Union

>>NACTEL/iPace
Westchester and New York City Undergraduate and Graduate

Wednesday, May 18
Award Ceremony and Reception | 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Student Union

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