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Orientation

Welcome to Pace!

We are excited that you have joined our Pace Community. It all starts with Orientation.

This year, out of an abundance of caution and the University’s desire to maintain a safe and healthy environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orientation will be held virtually with additional portions that will require online completion before your registered Orientation date.

All new transfer students are required to attend the Orientation program, which will give you the tools to succeed during your first year at Pace and the opportunity to learn more about the place you will call home.

The Transfer Student Orientation program includes:

  • Pre-Orientation Online Modules
    You’ll learn about various resources, campus expectations, and our dynamic Pace Community.

*Pre-Orientation modules will be available by late June and must be completed before your registered Orientation date.

  • Live Orientation Sessions
    You’ll have an opportunity to meet (albeit virtually) with academic advisors, participate in small and large group sessions with current and new students, and learn more about the University.

Live Orientation Date

  • Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. ET

Take these four steps to get started on your pace path right away.

Step 1:Register for Orientation and complete the questionnaire.

Register for orientation

Step 2: Contact your advisor by email before Orientation to set up a time to connect in order to select and register for courses and determine which placement tests you need to take, if any. Please refer to the advisor list below to determine who to contact. If you are uncertain about who to contact, please call (914) 773-3510.

Step 3: Based on your consultation with your advisor, take the online placement test(s), if needed.

Step 4: Submit the following official documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, prior to attending Orientation and no later than August 1.

  • Official copies of transcripts, with grades from all colleges previously attended
  • Syllabi of any courses for which this has been requested on your transfer credit evaluation
  • Official Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores
  • Official final high school transcript with graduation date or proof of high school graduation

After these four steps, be sure to:

In addition to the steps above, there are some other things you’ll need to do this summer to make sure you’re ready for a great start this fall. To keep track of your progress, we’ve created a checklist for you in your Status Portal. Be sure to check it often as additional items may be added throughout the summer.


Family Orientation

Parents and Family Members: We will be offering on-line modules and live sessions for you as well! These will help guide you through the transition to college. When your student registers for Orientation, they will be asked to provide your email address so that we can be in direct contact with you regarding these resources and opportunities. Be sure to check out all that we have planned for you and register for the Live Parent and Family Orientation session now!


Westchester Campus Schools and Advisors

It is important that you connect with your advisor before Orientation so that you can select and register for courses and take the online placement test(s) if needed. Your advisor is looking forward to hearing from you and helping you begin your academic career at Pace University.

College of Health Professions
Elizabeth Colon

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Ann Marie McGlynn or Seanna Wright

Lubin School of Business
Eileen Murphy or Jeanette Kaczmarkiewicz

School of Education
Linda Guyette

Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Danielle Moccia

Undecided/Exploring Students
Lesa Rader

Unsure about who to contact?
Ross Christofferson


Mandatory F-1 Visa Information Session for New International Students

All undergraduate international students on an F-1 visa who are first-time students at Pace must also attend a mandatory F-1 Visa Status Maintenance Information Session for new international student Orientation.

This information session will focus on immigration regulations pertaining to international students on an F-1 visa, visa applicable benefits, restrictions, and will include a mandatory check-in procedure for activating an F-1 student's SEVIS record. Learn more about preparing to enter the US on an F-1 visa.


Contact Us

Questions regarding the Orientation program? Contact the Center for Student Development and Campus Activities at ​sdca@pace.edu.

Questions regarding the placement testing? Contact the Center for Academic Excellence at rchristofferson@pace.edu.

Questions regarding official documents for Undergraduate Admission? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (914) 773-3746 or plvug@pace.edu.