New York Undergraduate Ceremony
Please read all the enclosed materials carefully. This pamphlet will guide you through the steps leading to commencement. If you require more information, please feel free to contact your student commencement coordinator:
|New York City Campus
Student Development and
Campus Activities–New York City
41 Park Row, 8th floor
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Dear Members of the Class of 2010,
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You have worked hard for this achievement, and we want to help you plan for its celebration. You will be joining a distinguished group of individuals–more than 100,000 Pace alumni–and you should look forward to your continued relationship with Pace as one of them.
Your Pace degree prepares you well to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead and to deal confidently with a world of rapid and constant change. We at Pace have sought to provide you with the foundation for sound decision making, great success, and a love for continuous learning. We are here for you with additional education opportunities through our academic schools and our Office of Adult and Continuing Education. We are here for you with our resume referral program in Co-op and Career Services. We are here for you as mentors, teachers, scholars, and celebrants of your success.
We have prepared this guide in order to assist you with important information about the graduation process. Please familiarize yourself with this material so that your commencement ceremony is everything you and we want it to be.
Geoffrey L. Brackett, DPhil (Oxon.)
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
TIME AND LOCATION
Commencement for New York undergraduate candidates is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26 at Radio City Music Hall (50th Street and Sixth Avenue) in New York City. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Graduates must report for robing and formation of the processional line by 9:30 a.m.
Students who expect to receive degrees in January, May, or September 2010 are welcome to participate in the May 2010 ceremony. Students in five-year programs are welcome to participate as undergraduate candidates at the May undergraduate ceremony.
DISTRIBUTION DATES AND LOCATIONS
Caps, gowns, and tickets will be distributed in the Student Union, Level B of One Pace Plaza on the New York City campus on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 20
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Each graduate will receive four tickets for guest admission. You do not need a ticket for yourself. Graduates who do not order their cap and gown online by the March 16 deadline will NOT be guaranteed four tickets.
If you are unable to pick up your tickets on the distribution dates, we ask that you have a family member or a friend pick them up for you. Your representative must present your Pace ID and a letter of authorization signed by you. If your ticket packet is not picked up by the final distribution date, you forfeit your entitlement to all tickets.
Tickets will be distributed on the same days as caps and gowns (see Distribution Dates and Locations).
Diploma distribution for May 2010 graduates who have completed all academic requirements and have no outstanding University holds will begin Monday, June 14 and continue through Friday, June 25. Diplomas will be available on each candidate’s home campus during regular office hours at the Office of Student Assistance. Diplomas not picked up by Friday, June 25 will be mailed beginning Monday, June 28.
The New York City 2010 School Award Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.
|Seidenberg||163 William Street/Dining Hall||6:15 p.m.|
|Education||Multipurpose Room||5:00 p.m.|
|Lienhard||Ceremony in Westchester Only||n/a|
|Dyson||Student Union||5:30 p.m.|
|Lubin||Schimmel Theater||5:00 p.m.|
|Dean’s Reception||City Hall Park||7:00 – 8:30 p.m.|
New York - For those unable to attend, the 2010 Commencement ceremony can be viewed the following day through the Commencement Web site video link: www.pace.edu/commencement.
A professional photographer will take individual pictures of each graduate during the commencement ceremony. Proofs will be mailed to you with an order form and pricing information.
STUDENT SPEAKER AND SINGER
A student speaker will be chosen from the undergraduate candidates who apply for this honor. Speeches run approximately three to four minutes in length (400 to 750 words, depending on rate of speaking). If you are interested in applying to be the commencement speaker, please contact Mary Stambaugh in the Communication Studies Department at (212) 346-1510 by Friday, March 5.
If you are interested in auditioning to sing the National Anthem at commencement, please submit an audiotape of your rendition to the Office of the Dean for Students (212) 346-1306 by Friday, March 5.
If you or any of your guests are disabled and will need special accommodations before, during, or after the ceremony, please notify your student commencement coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to cap and gown distribution.
It is a violation of University policy for anyone to possess or consume any alcoholic beverage during any part of the commencement program. It is also the policy of Radio City Music Hall that alcoholic beverages of any kind are not allowed to be carried into the facility. Any violation of this policy may disqualify a graduate from participation in the commencement program.
Out of respect for our graduating students, guests, and commencement speakers, all graduates are required to stay for the entire ceremony. The ceremony should not exceed three hours. Please plan accordingly.
A postcard will be sent to you in April reminding you of the cap and gown distribution dates. Tickets and instructions for the ceremony will be given to you at cap and gown distribution.
Complete the Graduation Survey. The university asks all Bachelor and Master degree candidates to complete this brief questionnaire to learn your after-graduation plans, even if they are not firm yet. This information is extremely valuable to academic departments, and helps us advise current and future students.
2010 is the 2nd year students will have the opportunity to take part in the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility at Pace University. Individuals wearing the commemorative pin at Commencement will have voluntarily pledged to make a commitment to be socially and environmentally aware of the decisions and choices they make in their lives. The Pledge reads, "I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of the choices I make in my daily life as well as in any job I consider. I will try to improve these aspects at home and with any organization for which I work."
Students who pledge take part in a global effort to actively pursue solutions for a sustainable world -- meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future. Administrators, faculty and staff wearing the pin will have also taken the pledge in support of its principles.
Visit the Graduation Pledge table at any cap and gown distribution location to sign your Pledge card and receive a pin. Students who are graduating, but not walking in the ceremony, are also invited to participate in the Pledge.
More details are online at www.pace.edu/greenpledge.
Order your cap and gown online by midnight on March 16, 2010.
Cap, gown, and ticket distribution:
New York City
Student Union, Level B
One Pace Plaza
Tuesday, April 20
3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.