Residence halls on the Pleasantville campus

New Students

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Application Dashboard

For students who are newly accepted to Pace, applying for housing starts with a visit to the Application Dashboard. Log-in using your Application Dashboard credentials to submit your housing deposit. After doing so, the housing operations staff will be in touch by email with directions for how to complete the online housing application. Please note that the deadline by which to submit a deposit in order to be guaranteed fall housing is May 1 (by midnight this day, Eastern Standard Time).

If you have difficulty accessing the Application Dashboard, please contact the Admissions Office at (212) 346-1323 or by email at undergradadmission@pace.edu.

In the second week of March, the University Housing Operations team will begin reaching out to students who have made their deposits by that date. Housing Operations will email students with directions for completing the online housing application through MyHousing (a separate portal used by students in university housing). Students applying well before March who do not receive the application instructions email from Housing Operations by the end of March should email us at housing@pace.edu. After March 30, students who do not receive the email within 5 business days of submitting your deposit, or you have difficulty accessing the online housing application, please email University Housing Operations.

Housing Options

New York City

All four of our residence halls in NYC accommodate first year students, as well as transfer, graduate and returning students, although the proportions of each vary by building. Newly applying students will be able to preference their choices in their application, and we will make assignments based on those preferences. Newly applying students will be assigned to a room based on their building preferences, housing deposit date and any roommate requests (requesting specific roommates is optional).

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Pleasantville

Incoming first-year students are housed in Alumni Hall. Each first-year student will be assigned to a room in an area based on their First Year Interest Group preference, housing deposit date and any roommate requests (not required). Graduate Housing are primarily assigned to North Hall and the Townhouses, while most transfer students are assigned to in North Hall.

First Year Interest Groups are how we place first-year residents together in the residence halls on the Westchester Campus. Each community is built around a common interest, some of which are academically based. Our staff in communities program around this common interest. There is a full-time faculty or staff member connected to these First Year Interest Groups.

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Roommate Selection and Matching

All students applying for Fall Housing will have the opportunity to search for and link with one or more roommates. The roommate selection process will open on May 1 and will close on July 1. Students will be placed in one of two roommate selection processes: one for those seeking roommate placement according to binary gender, and one for those seeking All Gender Housing roommate placement (see below, and reference link below for more information). Within these selection processes, students may search for roommates on an number of criteria, may reach out to one another by email, and may request and/or agree to requests to be roommates. Roommate selection is OPTIONAL and is not required for placement. Roommate requests must be made and confirmed in order to be guaranteed.

Students who do not select and confirm one or more roommates will be assigned roommates by Housing Operations. Students who do not select and confirm with one or more roommates AND who do not indicate a desire for All Gender Housing will be assigned roommates based on binary gender. Students who do not match with one or more roommates AND who DO SELECT All Gender Housing will be assigned to roommates who have also requested All Gender Housing.

While students may select roommates to create groups of 2, 3 or more students, it is important to remember that the size of your group does not determine the size of your room (e.g. 2 students who chose to be roommates may still be placed with a third student in a triple).

All Gender Housing

In keeping with the mission of Pace University to promote and support inclusion, the Office of Residential Life and University Housing Operations offers All Gender Housing options to students who desire housing placement that is based on a more inclusive definition of gender and gender identity. Students seeking All Gender Housing my SELECT IN to this option. Students who do not specifically choose All Gender Housing will be assigned housing based on their binary gender.

What If I Need Specific Housing Accommodations?

Student Accessibility Services must approve all Housing Accommodations. Please visit Student Accessibility Services to learn about the process, deadlines, and other information.

When Are Housing Assignments Released?

For students admitted for fall, housing assignments will be finalized and emailed to students by late July. They will be sent to Spring admits approximately 2 weeks prior to the date that the residence halls reopen for the spring term. Assignment emails will include room assignment, First Year Interest Group (Pleasantville only), and roommate(s)/suitemate(s) name(s) and contact information.

What Happens Next?

Through the housing application and on-boarding process, students will be directed to log into MyHousing for all of their housing on-boarding needs. Here, students will complete not only their Application, but also their Housing Agreement and an additional required Pre-Arrival Form. Each of these steps must be taken before students will be permitted to move into the residence halls, although the timing of these steps varies based on the semester for which the student is applying.

Starting on May 1, each fall housing applicant's MyHousing home page will feature an Arrival Checklist that will keep track of all steps students need take to be ready for Fall move in. If you have met all requirements for being guaranteed fall housing and your MyHousing homepage does not show an Arrival Checklist, please contact Housing Operations at housing@pace.edu. Note that waitlisted students will not see an Arrival Checklist, but will instead see a confirmation of their waitlist status, as well as any related updates.

As we approach the start of the semester, MyHousing will provide updates regarding account issues that may delay one's ability to select a move in time. We advise that students regularly check (once every week or two) MyHousing between May 1 and September 1 to monitor their Checklist and stay aware of any other updates posted there.

Fall admits

  • Through May, students who submit a housing deposit will be sent directions for completing the online Housing Application, along with an outline of the housing communications we will send, along with an outline of the additional steps resident students must take, throughout the summer.
  • In May, students will also receive information about how to search for and request to be roommates with other students using MyHousing
  • In late May and early June, early depositing students (those who deposited for housing by March 15), and Honors students, will receive information about room selection and placement. Other students will receive their room assignment information later in the summer.
  • In June, students who have completed their Housing Application will receive directions for logging in to MyHousing to complete the Housing Agreement.
  • In late July, students who have completed the Housing Application will receive their housing assignment. After room assignments are sent out, we suggest that students communicate with their roommate(s)/suitemate(s) to talk about living expectations and what you are planning on bringing for the room/suite to share. In July, students will also receive directions for logging in to MyHousing to complete the Pre-Arrival Form, as long as they have completed their Housing Agreement .
  • In early August, students who have been issued a housing assignment, and who have completed both the Housing Agreement and Pre-Arrival Form, will receive directions for logging in to MyHousing to select a move-in appointment. Also in August, if there are any outstanding account issues or other concerns that need to be completed before moving in, we will email the student.

Spring Admits

For Spring 2022 admits, the assignment email will contain directions for completing the Housing Agreement and Pre-Arrival Form, as well as all move in information.

Other Questions?

If you have any other questions that we did not answer on this page, please email University Housing Operations at housing@pace.edu.