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Fall Orientation

We are excited that you will be joining our community for the Fall 2016 semester. We have designed an Orientation program that will prepare you to succeed at Pace University and acquaint you with your new environment. Current students who serve as Orientation Leaders will guide you through an overnight experience that includes learning about campus resources, academic advisement, college life and expectations, receiving your class schedule, and meeting members of the campus community. You will have the opportunity to connect to the University and your fellow new students during this overnight experience whether you plan on commuting or residing on campus during the fall semester!

Steps to follow for submitting your orientation registration electronically

(preferred method of submission)

Below is all the Orientation and placement testing information you need to get started at Pace University.

The easiest way to sign-up for Orientation is through our online Orientation Registration System. This system will allow you to select an Orientation date, as well as indicate if any of your family members/guests plan to attend Orientation with you. In addition, when registering, you will be asked to complete a Course Selection Questionnaire.

1. Register for Orientation and check your personal information by clicking on the button below.

2. Please use the Pre-Registration Instruction and Advising Guide (PDF) and read the instructions on Page 2 to complete the Online Course Selection Questionnaire.
3. Review the Learning Communities Supplement to aid you in your selection in learning community choices.
4. Complete the online Course Selection Questionnaire – complete Release, Consent, and Waiver; select your Orientation date; and submit your Orientation reservation.
5. In addition, you must complete online placement testing Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (or within 10 days of receiving the Pre-Registration Instruction and Advising Guide, whichever is later).

Orientation dates for First-Year students are as follows


  • June 16-17
  • June 23-24
  • July 7-8*
  • July 14-15*
  • July 21-22
  • September 1-2**

Check-in: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Day 1 of Orientation; Enter One Pace Plaza at 9 Spruce Street

View Parent and Family Orientation


  • July 7-8
  • July 14-15
  • July 21-22*
  • July 28-29*
  • September 1-2

Check-in: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Alumni Hall

View Parent and Family Orientation
*If you have been accepted to the NYC or Westchester Pforzheimer Honors College, please attend one of the designated sessions.

**The September 1-2 session is reserved for international students holding an F-1 visa and other students who are traveling a great distance. Space is limited and overnight accommodations are available only to those students who are living in the residence halls for the fall semester.


Checklist prior to Orientation and the start of classes

Prior to Orientation:

Prior to the start of classes: