Residential Life Office

Philosophy

Community living is a valuable experience which provides opportunities and rewards that will last a lifetime. Exposure to new people, ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking create an environment ripe for growth and learning.

At Pace, our residential life program is centered in the belief that community living is an integral part of the total educational experience. Community living provides essential opportunities for students to develop autonomy, interdependence, problem-solving skills and critical thinking. While the staff is committed to providing facilities, programs, and services that complement your academic development and promote your personal and social development, we cultivate the expectation that students will take a lead role in developing personal responsibility and accountability to themselves and their community. Our programs, rules, and guidelines are designed with your safety and welfare in mind. Your involvement in the community, as self-regulating adults, is the key to making the residence halls places where students:

* live together successfully and meet others through peer interaction and learning opportunities complementing their academic program

* assume responsibility and accountability for their own lives and living environments

* develop friendships and relationships which are respectful, civil, and mutually satisfying

* participate in educational, social and cultural programs

* develop skills through participation in extra and co-curricular activities that will enhance their Pace experience and prepare them to contribute as members of outside communities.

Campus Housing

The University offers a wide variety of residential living options for both graduate and undergraduate students: New York City

Traditional age, first-year undergraduate resident students are primarily assigned to Maria's Tower, which is located in our main academic building. First year students may also be assigned to 55 John Street, a building located four blocks from our main academic building. As additional space is required, we reserve the right to assign first year students to those spaces traditionally reserved for upper-class students.

Upper-class students may be assigned to 55 John Street, 106 Fulton Street (three blocks from main academic building), 100 Clark Streeet (in Brooklyn Heights) and the St. George Hotel (also located in Brooklyn Heights). Our upper-class facilities offer a range of occupancy types from doubles (two persons) to six-person suites with only a limited number of singles.

Westchester

Graduate students enrolled for classes at the Lubin Graduate Center in the city of White Plains and students enrolled in the School of Law live in Dannat Hall, located at the 78 North Broadway. There are nine on-campus residence halls in Westchester.

Undergraduate students are housed primarily in the seven residence halls on the Westchester campus in a variety of occupancy styles ranging from a limited number of single rooms to apartment style, in the Townhouses and New Dorm. Graduate students enrolled at the Westchester campus are housed in Howard Johnson Hall at Briarcliff.

An annual room selection process allows returning residents to select rooms using a point system which may include , but is not limited to, demerits for judicial violations, consideration for community involvement, QPA, and class year. Some spaces are reserved for incoming first year students, and new transfer students are assigned to remaining vacancies. Priority is given to students enrolled for 12 credits or more. When available, on-campus housing is allocated to matriculated new students who are taking at least nine-credits per semester. Housing information is forwarded to accepted students who have paid their tuition deposit. On-campus housing is not a condition of acceptance, and is not guaranteed to any student. Meal plan participation is a condition of most on-campus residence placements. Please refer to the Dining Services section for more information. There is a live-in professional staff member in each on-campus and off-campus building which is augmented by Resident Assistants who are students selected for their maturity, responsibility, and commitment to enhancing student life. These RAs live in each section or floor and in addition to helping with hall governance; they advise and assist their fellow students with a variety of issues.

For more information on campus housing, conditions of residence, cost, meal plan, terms, and periods of occupancy, contact your campus Residential Life Office at:

New York City Fulton Hall, 2nd floor, One Pace Plaza (212) 346–1295
White Plains Student Life Building, 78 North Broadway (914) 422–4149
Pleasantville/Briarcliff 235 Elm Road, Briarcliff Manor (914) 923–2791