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First year as a Pace PLV student? Get introduced to the campus with Week of Welcome, four full days of events including tours, food, games, and more!

Created specifically for first-year students, Week of Welcome (WOW) is a combination of fun, excitement, learning, and new experiences to introduce you to the campus and community. Events range from food sampling at some of the local eateries in Pleasantville, classroom tours, lip syncing and live entertainment, bingo, and so much more.

A trained staff of Pace University students will guide you during your first few days at the University, helping all new students to get acquainted with the campus and meet the entire class. Plus, families and guests will have the opportunity to get to know your new home, too.

Here’s the schedule of WOW events:

Saturday, August 30 (residential students only)
Student Move-In | 10:00 a.m. | Residence Halls
Family Meeting | 3:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Dining Hall
Family Farewell BBQ | 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Valley House Lawn (Briarcliff)
Freshmen Interest Group Kick-Off | 7:00 p.m. | Residence Halls
Building Meetings | 9:00 p.m. | Residence Halls

Sunday, August 31
Sunday Service with Sister Susan (optional) | 11:00 a.m. | Kessel Student Center, Conference Room AB
Check-In and Brunch | 12:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn and Dining Areas
Welcome/Playfair | 1:15 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
WOW Group Time | 3:00 p.m. | Various locations—please see your WOW leader
Challenge Accepted: Residential Community Competition | 3:30 p.m. | Parking Lot
WOW Group Time | 5:30 p.m. | Various locations—please see your WOW leader
Taste of Pleasantville | 6:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Bingo Night | 9:30 p.m. | Pace Perk Café (Briarcliff)

Monday, September 1
WOW Group Time | 11:00 a.m. | Various locations
Staying Safe and Smart on Campus | 11:30 a.m. | Goldstein Gym
Lunch/Campus Tour | 12:30 p.m.
Portal Training | 1:30 p.m. | Various classrooms—please see your name tag
WOW Group Time | 2:30 p.m. | Various locations
Find Your Passion: Social Justice Fair | 3:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
Find Your Passion: Intramural Pick-Up Game | 4:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Lip Sync Finals | 6:30 p.m. | Goldstein Gym

Tuesday, September 2
Breakfast | 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Convocation: UNV101 Class Meetings | 10:30 a.m. | UNV101 Classroom
Convocation | 12:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
Lunch: School Meet and Greets | 1:00 p.m.
            Dyson: Goldstein Main Gym
            Lubin: Goldstein Main Gym
            College of Health Professions: Goldstein Gym, VIP Room
            Seidenberg: Choate, Faculty Dining Room
            School of Education: Choate Art Gallery
Campus Involvement Fair | 2:30 pm. | Miller Lawn
Michael Dean Ester | 8:00 p.m. | Woodward Hall 100 (Briarcliff)