This year we have an unprecedented number of undergraduate students participating in commencement and a limited capacity for seating in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. In fact, we have reached the full venue seating capacity for the Pace University New York Undergraduate ceremony. Please note that every student who ordered their cap and gown on time received the four tickets they were promised. There are no additional tickets available this year.
For those unable to attend in-person, we will be live-streaming the commencement ceremony. The live-stream link will be available on the commencement website closer to May 23. Additionally, we have set up an alternate viewing site in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza where your guests can come to watch the live stream of commencement.
We understand that students and their families are frustrated as they wish to celebrate this momentous occasion with their loved ones. Unfortunately, we are limited by the seating capacity of the Theater at Madison Square Garden which seats just over 5,000 total people. There are over 1,000 students participating in the New York Undergraduate ceremony this year leaving 4,000 seats available to family and guests. This increase in graduates attending the ceremony has a significant impact on the availability tickets. We have been encouraging students who are not using all 4 of their tickets to return their extra tickets so that we might offer them to students in need. We do not, under any circumstances, condone the selling of tickets.
For more information, visit our Commencement website at www.pace.edu/Commencement.