College Fairs are held in high schools throughout the country during the school year. The university will often sponsor an information table, usually set up in a high school’s gym, cafeteria, classroom, or reception hall. Prospective students and their parents are invited to browse the tables, pick up promotional materials, and ask questions about the various colleges that are represented. Alumni are asked to volunteer at local fairs, serve as an official university representative, and introduce prospective students to Pace.
Regional receptions are held in hotels in major cities throughout the country. Prospective students and their parents from the area are invited to meet with admission staff members traveling in the region. Local alumni are warmly invited to assist in meeting interested students and answering their questions about Pace.
During the fall semester, regional receptions are introductions to the university and are geared toward high school juniors and seniors. Regional receptions held in the spring are specifically for admitted students who are considering attending Pace the following September.
Congratulating Admitted Students
The University supplies alumni volunteers with a list of accepted student names and mailing addresses. As an official representative of the university, ASPIRE members contact prospective students to answer their questions, share experiences, and encourage them to enroll.
Once students have been accepted and decide they want to attend Pace University, alumni help in the transition from high school to college by hosting receptions at their homes for new students who live locally.
Pace alumni identify outstanding and successful students in their neighborhoods who have been recognized in the local newspaper for various achievements (academics, sports, community service, performance, leadership, etc.) Alumni volunteers send the students special notes of congratulations and introduce themselves as Pace graduates, pointing out that Pace is looking for talented students.