Week of Welcome 2018 (PLV)
Move-in day, free local food tastings, karaoke, game shows, a late-night beach party—being a first-year Pace student never felt so good. Get hype, PLV!
Saturday, September 1
10:00 a.m. | Your Residence Hall
Moving can be a hassle. Bring plenty of water, pack snacks, and be sure to get to your new dorm on time. You’ll be glad you did!
Get the Scoop
4:00 p.m. | Alumni Hall
That’s right—it’s ice cream social time. Stop in for a sweet treat and get the low-down on your new digs.
8:00 p.m. | Your Residence Hall
You’ll be spending the rest of the year with some pretty awesome people, including your new RA. Meet them and learn more before crashing after a long and eventful first day on campus!
Sunday, September 2
10:30 a.m. | Butcher Suite
Sister Susan, Pace’s Campus Chaplain, will be leading a service in the morning for anyone who would like to attend.
10:30 a.m. | Dean’s Lounge
Sign in to sign up for a week of fun! And don’t miss out on the social in half an hour.
11:00 a.m. | Kessel Multi-Purpose Room
Meet other commuters before you cross paths with them every day in the parking lot or on the train station. Trust us, you will.
WOW Leader Welcome
11:30 a.m. | Alumni Quad
It’s time for the big event! Join T-Bone along with the Pace Pep Band and Cheerleading squad for an official welcome celebration. You’ll enjoy a free brunch, plenty of activities, and even a photo-op. This is where you’ll make new friendships to last a lifetime.
1:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center
From DIY canvas painting to a video game station to community service opportunities, there’s something for every first-year student! This is a great way to meet new people and show off your hidden talents.
3:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
You don’t have to be a Hufflepuff to be good at finding things. Join your fellow Setters on an exciting exploration of the PLV Campus and make some friends along the way! Or, you know, do it for the bragging rights. That’s totally valid.
Taste of Pleasantville
5:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center
Get acquainted with all your eatery options in the Westchester area! Whether you’re vegan, all about meat, or a foodie ready to Instagram your next meal, this is the spot for you. Come hungry! All the food is free.
7:00 p.m. | Various locations
Get to know your First-Year Interest Groups (FIG): Setters Leadership and Service House (SLH); Extreme Sports and Pace Nation (ESPN); Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO); Body and Mind (BAM); and Nursing, Honors, and Pop Culture and Media.
8:30 p.m. | Setter’s Lounge
Summer days may be drifting away, but you can let it go and sing your heart out with WPAW, Pace’s student-run radio station!
Monday, September 3
Class of 2022 VIP Event
10:00 a.m. | Campus Bookstore
Come pick up your books or get questions answered about your textbook orders. Breakfast will be served along with giveaways!
Fight for Your FIG
11:00 a.m. | Alumni Quad
Remember those First-Year Interest Groups you met before? You’ll be pairing up to throw down for this exciting activity.
12:30 p.m. | Kessel Multi-Purpose Room
Are you the first person in your immediate family to attend college? Celebrate that achievement and make new friends at this exclusive meet-up!
StrengthsQuest Tie-Dye Social
2:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth Way
Are you into Buzzfeed quizzes? Try the StrengthsQuest quiz to identify all your natural talents and find out how you can apply them while you’re at Pace. There will also be tie-dying!
Free Money Game Show
4:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Wanna win money? Ready to flex your game show prowess? This is the night for you!
6:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Chill, grill, and hang out with your fellow Setters at this outdoor evening party. The weather’s still warm, so kick back and enjoy!
A Performance by Nash Fung
8:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Seattle-based magician and talented performer Nash Fung will be visiting PLV to bring you a show lauded by the likes of Penn and Teller!
Silent Dance Party
9:00 p.m. | Mortola Library
Sounds weird, right? Wrong. All you need to do is plug in and you’ll be transported to a party you won’t soon forget. Join the crowd and dance the night away!
Tuesday, September 4
10:00 a.m. | Alumni Quad
Release your inhibitions and de-stress with a little downward dog! Yoga is a popular activity here at Pace. You’ll meet fellow yogis and find your center before embarking on your last day of celebrations.
Taking Care of Business
11:00 a.m. | Various locations
Meet your WOW Leader for a tour to find out exactly where your classes are. All Pace offices will be open. Stop by and take care of any last-minute issues before classes start, and don’t forget to grab lunch before pre-convocation!
2:00 p.m. | Check your email for assigned location
This will be your first-ever class at Pace. Come prepared to learn, but also to have fun! You’re about to embark on a very special time in your life, and we want to help you make the most of it.
3:30 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center
Convocation is one of the most important events during your first year at college. Read on for more information about this incredibly special event. We’re so excited to see you there!
Campus Involvement Fair
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
Swing by for a rundown of all the clubs and organizations you can join during your time here! From the Black Student Union to Pace Cooks and Bakes to the Pace Drama Alliance, there’s something for everyone. And if there isn’t? You can start your own group, too! For a full list of student-run organizations, check out PaceOPoly.
Meet the Author: Imbolo Mbue
6:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Along with Dean Lisa and Pace's very own VOX Arts and Literary Journal, you'll get the chance to meet Convocation speaker and New York Times best-selling author Imbolo Mbue. Her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, is about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream.
S’mores Night: Burn Your Fears
8:00 p.m. | Alumni Hall Lawn
By the light of the fire, write your fears, your doubts, or even a few secrets—then burn it all away (while enjoying a few s’mores). It can be very theraputic to literally let go of whatever might be holding you back.
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Class of 2023, put your paws up! As you head to campus, keep in mind these five ways to help make your Orientation experience as worthwhile as possible, which will help ensure that you’ll be ready and raring to go come move-in day.
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Get ready, #PaceU, because we’re gearing up for Tuesday, September 3, where we’ll be welcoming the Class of 2023! Stop by on either the PLV or NYC Campus for a fun and informative day celebrating a new class of Setters.
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