Residence halls on the Pleasantville campus

Virtual Welcome Packet (NYC Campus)

Early Arrival

Although Pace has traditionally offered an early arrival option in prior years, due to COVID19 social distancing guidance, we no longer offer a separate early arrival request process. Instead, we now offer an extended move in period, for which students will be able to choose their own move in time through MyHousing. That option will go "live" by August 1, 2021. Directions for this process will be included in an email that will be sent in early August to all students with a fall housing assignment.

Housing Agreement

In June, directions for completing this online form will be sent to all students who are guaranteed fall housing. The Housing Agreement is the formal agreement the student must sign to adhere to all the financial and behavioral responsibilities associated with being a resident student. Students may not move in to housing if they have not yet completed a Housing Agreement. Students will receive an email confirming that they have completed this form. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent of guardian available at the time of check in to sign the form on their behalf.

Pre-Arrival Check List

In July, directions for completing this online form will be sent to all students who are guaranteed fall housing. The Pre-Arrival Checklist will allow students to complete and submit several online forms necessary for checking-in to the residence halls. Students will receive an email confirming that they have completed this process, and are asked to please bring a copy of that email when they check in. Completing the Pre-Arrival Checklist before arriving, and bringing a copy of the confirmation email, will expedite the check-in.


Directions to our residence halls

Move-in Process

In August, students will send an email directing them to select a move in appointment. Move in days will begin August 30 and run through the start of classes (and beyond, for those who wish to move in later). Two-hour appointment windows will run from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Move-in will be socially distanced, so at any given three-hour window, an average of no more than about 30 students will be scheduled to move into the same building.

Unloading at the Curb

Please note that, when moving in, students and their families should be ready to move your car as quickly as possible. Pace University is not responsible for your car, your belongings, or any traffic or parking citations you may receive. We strongly advise that you always leave at least one person with your car, and that person be ready and able to move the car if directed to do so by NYPD. NYPD may still issue tickets for cars that are left too long, go the wrong way down a street, hop a curb, or other traffic or parking violations. If you arrive by car, you may wish to post this sign (Check-in Unloading Sign (PDF)) on your dash to alert police that you are unloading. The August email will provide a high level of details regarding how to approach buildings, how to unload, what on-site steps are necessary for check in, etc.

Quarantining and Pre-Arrival Testing

Our July email will include any quarantine and testing requirements we may need to impose in order to be compliant with NY State government and Department of Health requirements. Requirements are subject to change over time. We encourage everyone to frequently check the NY State travel advisory website to help identify what quarantine and testing may apply to them.

Parking Garages

Map of nearby parking garages

Pace University does not have parking for students or parents in its New York City Campus. There is very limited free parking in our part of the city. The parking garages noted on this map have hourly and daily rates.

What Not To bring

List of items students may and may not bring (PDF) (please note - this list is subject to amendment through August; we ask that you check back before finalizing your packing)

Mandatory Floor and Security Meetings

In order to build community with your fellow floor mates, and to ensure that you receive critical information related to health and safety in the residence halls, mandatory meetings will be held during the move in week (times will be communicated by your RA). These meetings will likely be held via Zoom conference call. We ask that students plan to attend these meetings as scheduled by their building staff.

Your Campus Address

For students living in Maria's Tower

Your Name
One Pace Plaza
Maria's Tower, room XXXX (enter your room number here)
New York, NY 10038

For students living in 55 John Street

Your Name
55  John Street, room XXXX (enter your room number here)
New York, NY 10038

For students living in 182 Broadway

Your Name
182 Broadway, room XXXX (enter your room number here)
New York, NY 10038

For students living in 33 Beekman

Your Name
33 Beekman, room XXXX (enter your room number here)
New York, NY 10038

Shipping Items to Campus

As our ability to manage and store large quantities of shipped items is limited, we ask that students unable to drive their belongings into the city, ship items to the university after they move-in. Access to mail storage may be limited during weekends. If you require delivery of large items prior to your move or storage at any point throughout the year, you may want to consider one of the following services that Pace students often use: Stashable, (877) 825-8661, or Collegiate Storage and Rental, (800) 883-8281.

Bedding, Sheets and Linen

Pace University residence mattresses are slightly longer (78”) than standard, so they usually fit both extra-long twin and regular twin sheets. You are welcome to bring your own bedding and linen, but the Residence Hall Association (RHA, a resident student leadership organization) would like to introduce you to Residence Hall Linens–a convenient source for ordering all of your campus living needs. RHA has partnered with Residence Hall Linens for several years to provide Pace University resident students and families with a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have everything you need for life in our residence halls. The Residence Hall Linens program has it all, from sheets and comforters, to matching towels and storage items. Proceeds from this program are used by the RHA to support programming and activities in the residence halls. There’s free shipping on all Value Pak orders, and there are more than 40 color combinations available. Plus, linens are delivered to your home during the summer so you don’t have to venture out to the retail stores. Please note that, if you choose to have your linens delivered directly to the university, we cannot guarantee their availability on move in day. Students and families ordering their linens in advance are strongly encouraged to have their linens delivered at home prior to departing for college.

Collegiate Storage and Rental

Students wishing to rent a microwave/refrigerator combination for the academic year (Maria’s Tower residents only) can utilize this service to do so. To do so, please visit Collegiate Storage and Rental. We recommend discussing this with your roommate first, as only one unit is permitted per residence hall room. Students who do not rent from Collegiate Storage and Rental may bring a small refrigerator, but are not permitted to bring a microwave.

Personal Preference Questionnaire

This document is a useful tool for residents to utilize before they arrive and meet their new roommate. Your RA will be able to assist you with a roommate agreement after you move in.

Personal Preference Questionnaire (PDF)