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New York City Campus Transfer Orientation

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Get ahead of the pack and start your college experience right now by registering for Orientation. It’s a vital rite of passage for all students, and where your journey at Pace will begin—even before the semester starts.

This year, due to COVID-19, Orientation will be held virtually with additional portions that will require online completion before your registered Orientation date. All new students are required to attend the virtual Orientation program. Additional events may offer students the opportunity to come to campus for shorter programs.

New Student Orientation Program

Pre-Orientation Online Modules

You’ll learn about various resources, campus expectations, and our dynamic Pace Community. Complete the Pre-Orientation Modules. Pre-Orientation Modules are available now.

Virtual 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.

Summer Setter Days

Join our engaging in-person opportunities for students and parents that will likely be 1/2 day programs aimed at those individuals within driving distance. Participants will have an opportunity to schedule a campus tour, connect with current students, learn about our thriving Pace community, and get excited about starting in the fall. We encourage transfer students to register for our August 3 date, allowing you the chance to meet and interact in person with your fellow transfer students! However, you can register for any of our Summer Setter days. Register Today.

Virtual Orientation Dates

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021

Orientation Checklist

  • Register for Orientation and complete the questionnaire.

  • If required, take the online placement test(s) in English and math immediately after registering for Orientation. You will receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admission if you need to take any of these tests.

  • 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
  • Submit an appointment request to speak with a Financial Aid Counselor during Orientation, if interested (for Domestic Students only).

    Questions about billing and payments or payment options and arrangements?

    If you have any questions pertaining to billing and payments or payment options and arrangements , you may register online for a virtual appointment with the Student Accounts office. The link to register for an appointment can be found in your confirmation email.

    Questions about your financial aid package?

    If you have any questions pertaining to your financial aid package, you may register online for a virtual appointment time slot with the Financial Aid Office. The link to register for an appointment can be found in your reminder or confirmation email.

  • Submit your photo for your Pace University student ID card.

  • Access your Pace email account and check it regularly.

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 your student's transition to Pace. 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!

Mandatory F-1 Visa Status Maintenance 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 Engagement at

Questions regarding placement testing?

Contntact or

Questions regarding official documents for Undergraduate Admission?

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (212) 346-1323 or email