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Commencement 2019

News Story

The Commencement speakers have been posted, caps and gowns were distributed, and we’re prepping for the award ceremonies and receptions. You worked hard for this, Setters. The big day is almost here!

>> Commencement Details
>> Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients
>> Award Ceremonies and Receptions
>> Cap and Gown
>> Senior Testimonials
>> Senior Sendoff
>> Degree Verification
>> ADA Accommodations

Commencement Details

Elisabeth Haub Law School Ceremony
Monday, May 13 | 1:00 p.m. | Law School Campus

Pleasantville Undergraduate Ceremony
Monday, May 20 | 11:00 a.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center

New York City Undergraduate Ceremony
Thursday, May 23 | 10:30 a.m. | Radio City Music Hall

Graduate Ceremony
Thursday, May 23 | 4:00 p.m. | Radio City Music Hall


Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

Influential leaders in government, media, philanthropy, and law enforcement will address graduates and receive honorary degrees at 2019 Commencement ceremonies. More than 2,400 students will walk at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels this year.

In New York City, Richard Plepler, former chairman and CEO of Home Box Office (HBO), will address undergraduates. Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick will address graduates.

In Westchester, New York Police Department (NYPD) first deputy commissioner Benjamin B. Tucker and philanthropist and environmental advocate Liliane Haub will address Law School graduates in White Plains, and Secretary of State of New York Rossana Rosado will address graduates at Pace’s Pleasantville campus.


Award Ceremonies and Receptions

College of Health Professions

Pleasantville Undergraduate and Graduate
Sunday, May 19 | 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center (Award Ceremony and Reception)

New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Tuesday, May 21 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | 163 William Street, 18th Floor (Award Ceremony and Reception)

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Pleasantville Undergraduate and Graduate
Sunday, May 19 | 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Gottesman Room (Award Ceremony)
Sunday, May 19 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Fern Dining Hall (Reception)

New York City Undergraduate
Wednesday, May 22 | 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Schimmel Center (Award Ceremony)
Wednesday, May 22 | 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Student Center (Reception)

New York City Graduate
Wednesday, May 22 | 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Schimmel Center (Award Ceremony)
Wednesday, May 22 | 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Schimmel Lobby (Reception)

Lubin School of Business

Pleasantville Undergraduate and Graduate
Friday, May 17 | 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Gottesman Room (Award Ceremony)
Friday, May 17 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Fern Dining Hall (Reception)

New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Tuesday, May 21 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Schimmel Center (Award Ceremony)
Tuesday, May 21 | 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Bianco Room (Reception)

School of Education

Pleasantville Undergraduate and Graduate
Friday, May 17 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room (Award Ceremony and Reception)

New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Tuesday, May 21 | 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Student Center (Award Ceremony and Reception)

Seidenberg School of Computer Science

Pleasantville Undergraduate and Graduate
Friday, May 17 | 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Butcher Suite (Award Ceremony)
Friday, May 17 \ 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Bourdeau Lounge (Reception)

New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Wednesday, May 22 | 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Bianco Room (Award Ceremony and Reception)

Pforzheimer Honors College

Pleasantville Undergraduate and Graduate
Friday, May 17 | 6:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Willcox Multi-Purpose Room (Award Ceremony and Reception)

New York City Undergraduate and Graduate
Tuesday, May 21 | 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Student Center (Award Ceremony and Reception)

Pace Online (NACTEL/iPace)

Pleasantville and New York Undergraduate and Graduate
Wednesday, May 22 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Student Center (Award Ceremony and Reception)


Cap and Gown

The cap and gown order website is now closed! A small quantity of extra Pace custom gown rentals will be ordered for those who did not submit by the deadline. You will have the opportunity to purchase a cap and gown rental at the following dates and times. You must bring cash!

Pleasantville
Monday, April 29 | 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Tuesday, April 30 | 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room

New York City
Wednesday, May 1 | 1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Gym
Thursday, May 2 | 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Gym

The prices are as follows: $110.00 plus tax (associates and bachelor’s), $117.00 plus tax (master’s), and $151.00 plus tax (doctoral).


Senior Testimonials

College can be a whirlwind. Just think: only a little while ago, you stepped foot on campus for the first time, ready to take Pace by storm. You’ve worked hard for this moment, and we’re excited to celebrate all your achievements at the coming 2019 Commencement ceremonies. While you’re prepping for your big day, why not share your story?

Take our quick survey to impart your wisdom upon the incoming Class of 2023. What’s something you wished someone had told you during your first week at Pace? Where do you wish you’d spent more time? Tell us! We’ll include your testimonials right here in The Pulse as well as across our social media channels. You can also email us or tweet/Insta your story using #SeniorSetters.


Senior Sendoff (NYC)

Raise a glass to toast your fellow senior Setters before you officially become alumni! With Commencement around the corner, enjoy a last hurrah and hang out while you prep for the big day. Please note that you must provide a valid ID in order to obtain a wristband for alcohol. Other than that, we’ll see you there:

Saturday, May 11
6:00 p.m.
Student Center
NYC Campus


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 27.


ADA Accommodations

Students requesting accommodations related to a disability for the Pleasantville Undergraduate ceremony, please email Elisse Geberth or call at (914) 773-3710 by Thursday, April 25. For the New York City Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, please email Kate Torres or call at (212) 346-1526 by Tuesday, April 30.

Students requesting reasonable accommodations related to a disability for their guests for the Graduate Commencement ceremony should fill out the NYC ADA for guests request form.

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