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Homecoming Weekend: 50 Years Of Football

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It’s finally fall, which means bonfires, tailgating, spirit parades, and the moment we’ve all been waiting for—homecoming! Ready to celebrate 50 years of Pace football?

Homecoming is a huge deal, but you know what’s even more exciting about the big weekend? It’s the 50th anniversary of Pace football! That’s right: faculty, staff, students, and alumni will be flocking to the Westchester Campus to show off their Setter pride and commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Be part of the festivities by enjoying the annual step and stroll performance, snagging a beer and artisanal snacks at the alumni reunion, getting decked out for the pep rally, rooting for the women’s soccer and volleyball teams, and much more. There will even be a special ceremony honoring the Pace football anniversary. Purchase your tickets here to attend this event.


Thursday, October 19

Step and Stroll Show
9:30 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
Come join us for the one and only Step and Stroll Show in Westchester County! Watch as members of Pace organizations and the local area step their way to earning top honors.


Friday, October 20

Womens Volleyball vs Franklin Pierce
6:00 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center
Watch the ladies of Volleyball defend their turf against the Franklin Pierce Ravens! This match will be sure to pack a punch—and ruffle a few feathers.

Women’s Soccer Game vs Assumption
7:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
Kick off the weekend by supporting the Women’s Soccer Team as they dodge and weave around the Assumption Greyhounds. Whose bark is worse than their bite?

Pace Spirit Parade
8:30 p.m. | Leave from Goldstein Fitness Center
Join Pace University faculty, staff, and our very own Student Organizations in a Pace Pride Parade. If you would like to participate, register on OrgSync here.

Celebrate! Pep Rally and Bonfire
8:45 p.m. | Lot D
Enjoy music, performances, and food trucks galore as the Pace Pep Rally gets underway. You’ll have a chance to don the blue and yellow and celebrate with your fellow Setters.


Saturday, October 21

Tailgating Opens
11:00 a.m. | Lot F
Start your engines! Actually, don’t—because it’s time to park your ride and pop the trunk for the annual tailgating event. Can you smell the snacks? We’re salivating already!

Womens Volleyball vs Southern New Hampshire
12:00 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center
It’s time for another round of volleyball, and this time our intrepid team faces off with the New Hampshire Penmen. Don’t miss the throw down!

Alumni Homecoming Celebration
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Lot F
We’re starting a new tradition in the Alumni Tent! Join us for a clambake, barbecue, and libations as well as a chance to reminisce about your Pace days. We’ll also be livestreaming the big game. Your registration fee includes steamed clams and mussels, BBQ chicken, cheeseburgers, boiled potatoes, local corn on the cob, macaroni salad, coleslaw, fruit salad, fresh-baked cookies, soft drinks, coffee/tea, and three glasses of beer or wine per registrant 21 years or older. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase onsite.

Please note: this event is for Pace alumni. Any guests under 21 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. No alcohol is allowed outside of the Alumni Tent or inside Pace Stadium.

Tickets are $25 for ’12–’17 graduates, $35 for all others, and $40 at the door. Children under 12 enter free, and tickets for anyone between the ages of 13–21 are $20.

Football vs Saint Anselm
1:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Football Program at Pace Pleasantville! The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at Halftime. Please note: you must purchase a ticket for the football game in order to enter Pace Stadium. Purchase football tickets here.

Tickets are $5 for seniors and $10 for all others.

Viewing Party for Students
1:00 p.m. | Boudreau Lounge/Multi-Purpose Room
Didn’t get tickets to the football game? No worries! You can keep warm and catch all the action at the same time from the comfort of the Kessel Student Center.

Baseball Alumni Days
4:00 p.m. | Finnerty Field
Baseball alumni are invited to warm up, take extended batting practice on Finnerty Field, and play an alumni game. Stick around after for a post-game meal! Please provide an option for t-shirt size and uniform number.

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Day
4:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
Alums of the men’s Lacrosse will be going head-to-head against each other before they take on current students. Registered participants will receive a tank top scrimmage jersey and post-game meal. Proceeds will support the Men’s Lacrosse Program.

Tickets are $50 for ’12–’17 graduates and $100 for everyone else.

Student Willcox Party
10:00 p.m. | Willcox Multi-Purpose Room
Thought the party was over? Think again! Festivities will continue at Willcox Hall for all the Pace student night owls out there.


Sunday, October 22

Bubble Soccer
12:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Ever wanted to squeeze yourself into a giant inflatable ball and fling yourself at others while playing soccer? Now’s your chance! Join fellow Pace participants in a lighthearted end to an action-packed weekend.

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