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Westchester Campus Transfer Orientation

You're In! Let's Get Started

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.

Register for Orientation

New Student Orientation Program

Pre-Orientation Online Modules

You’ll learn about how your first semester schedule is created, various resources, campus expectations, and our dynamic Pace Community. Be sure to complete the mandatory Pre-Orientation Modules - available now.

In-Person Orientation Session

You’ll have an opportunity to meet with academic advisors, review your first semester schedule, participate in small and large group sessions with fellow new students, and learn more about the University.

  • Monday, July 22, 2024

Student Orientation Program (PDF)

Virtual Orientation Session

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024

* To those who attend a virtual orientation event, please note that there is an in person session mentioned below that you must attend.

Virtual Orientation Program (PDF)

In-Person Session for Virtual Attendees

This session is designed only for students that attend the Virtual orientation session to provide them with the opportunity to have an in-person experience, participate in small and large group sessions and meet fellow students before the semester begins.

  • Friday, August 30, 2024

Parent, Guest and Family Orientation

Parents and Family Members, we will be offering online modules and in-person sessions for you as well! These informative opportunities will help guide you through your student's transition to college. New students are allowed to invite two guests to their orientation session. When your student registers for orientation, they will be asked to submit your information. Check out our parent and family modules for an overview of services and information – Visit the Parent Lingo website​.

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.

    • 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
  • If you are interested in meeting with a Financial Aid Counselor, please schedule an appointment. You can schedule an appointment up to two weeks in advance, and it must be in the student's name. Once you have scheduled your appointment, you will receive any updates via text to the phone number used to schedule the appointment. If you are unable to schedule an appointment, you may contact the Financial Aid Office directly at (877) 672-1830 and speak with a Financial Aid representative.

  • It is mandatory to submit your photo for your Pace University ID card before you attend orientation. This is how you access campus, your meal plan, and various on-campus buildings and amenities.

    Submit your photo for your Pace University student ID card.

    • The Transfer program begins at 9:15 a.m. and the will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
    • The Virtual program starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
    • The In-Person Session for Virtual Attendees begins at 1:00 p.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
  • Access your Pace email account and check it regularly.

  • Pace University Center for Student Engagement offers you the opportunity to take the Clifton Strengths Assessment and receive your top 5 strengths for free! You are required to take the assessment prior to coming to orientation. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the assessment prior to your orientation session, so be sure to check your email frequently to ensure you complete this assessment on time!

Application Dashboard

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 Application Dashboard. Be sure to check it often as additional items may be added throughout the summer.

Westchester Campus Schools and Advisors

It is important that you connect with an Advisor before attending 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

Dana Anstett-Castro

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Seanna Wright

Lubin School of Business

Jolina Halloran

School of Education

Ann Marie McGlynn

Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Harriet Fenner

Katherine Crisostomo

Undecided/Exploring Students

Shannon Haick
Associate Director, Advising Center for Exploring Majors

Mandatory F-1 Visa Information Session for New International Students

Orientation is an important first step towards your successful transition to life at Pace. All international students are required to attend one of our Orientation sessions.

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 students. 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.

The Mandatory F-1 Virtual Information Session for New International Students will be held on August 20, 2024. Please visit the International website for more information.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the Orientation program?

Contact the Center for Student Engagement at ​

​Questions regarding the placement testing?

Questions regarding official documents for Undergraduate Admission?

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (914) 773-3746 or