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Family Weekend

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 5

8:00pm Wayne Hoffmann, Mentalist & Illusionist
Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room


Saturday, October 6

9:30am–12:00pm Family Check-in | Kessel Student Center, Dean’s Lounge
Check in and pick up your swag while supplies last!

10:00am–11:30am Breakfast with Faculty and Staff | Kessel Student Center, Multipurpose Room/Boudreau Lounge
Enjoy a full breakfast with your student, other families, and special Pace faculty and staff guests.

11:30am–1:00pm Nature Center Tour | Dyson College Nature Center
Sheep and goats and owls, oh my! Tour the unique Dyson College Nature Center for a closer look at our wildlife and livestock.

11:30am–1:00pm LGBTQIA Open House | Kessel Student Center

12:00–6:00pm Hospitality Table

12:00pm Women’s Soccer Game vs. Saint Michael’s

12:00pm–3:00pm Fall Festivities | Alumni Lawn
Meet on Alumni Lawn for games, music from the PEP Band, and other family-friendly activities.

2:00pm Family Council Meeting | Elm Hall, Elm Hall Classroom
Members of Family Council will meet in our newest residence hall.

3:00pm–4:00pm First-Generation Family Social | Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room
First generation students and their families are invited to this special gathering to share advice and stories about the special challenges they may face and how to successfully navigate the college years.

3:00pm–5:00pm Little Pups Program: Youth Friendly | Kessel Student Center, Setters Lounge
This program for our families with younger children includes arts and crafts, entertainment, and snacks.

5:00pm Dinner on the Town | Participating Establishments
Take your student out for dinner and discover some of the great restaurants right in town. Be sure to check the Family Weekend program for special offers from our local partners.

8:00pm–11:00pm Casino Night | Kessel Student Center, Multipurpose Room/Boudreau Lounge
Bring your family and friends to enjoy the excitement and the feel of a real casino at Casino Night without the worries of losing your shirt! Sit down at one of many gaming tables, including blackjack, roulette, and Caribbean poker, or “go all in” at Texas hold ‘em. Don’t miss this opportunity to feel like a high roller, or just come and join us for an evening of fun.


Sunday, October 7

10:00am–2:00pm | Community Service
Make Dog Toys for Local SPCA


Explore the Local Area

Below are some recommended areas to visit around Pace University/Pleasantville.

Jacob Burns Trip
The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts center locatedat 364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

Union Church of Pocantico Hills
Located at 555 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. You are welcome to just gaze at the windows on your own or to take a tour. Learn more about other Historic Hudson Valley properties such as Sunnyside and Kykuit.

Fit Trail Hike
Get outside and get some exercise while enjoying the natural beauty on campus. Hiking boots or sneakers, long pants, sunscreen and drinking water are recommended.

Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Located minutes away at 12 Phelps Way, the Preserve is an idyllic spot for strolling, jogging, and horseback riding. With 180 recorded species of birds and its IBA (Important Bird Area) designation by the National Audubon Society, the Preserve is a must visit area for birders.

Fox Hills Farm
A full-service riding stable serving the local area that provides guided tours, horseback-riding lessons, and horse shows. Schedule a visit or contact them at (914) 984-9879.

Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas
This multiplex featuring popular releases is located at 320 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY. Get more information on the Greenburgh Multiplex show times.