You may volunteer to host a reception (called Summer Send-offs) to welcome newly accepted students who live in your community. These receptions take place during July or August and are usually attended by accepted students, their parents, other alumni and current students from your area. Your ASPIRE liaison will provide you with a list of accepted students in your local area, send invitations to the students, and provide support and assistance in organizing the event.
A reception should be an informal affair conducive to mingling and socializing. It could be a picnic, a cook-out, an ice cream party, or an invitation to a local alumni chapter event. You may host receptions in your home, place of business, or at a social club. All of these locations add personal dimensions to the recruitment process and display Pace graduates as leaders in the hometown communities of prospective students and their families.