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Residential Life and Housing, NYC

Virtual Welcome Packet

Early Arrival
Although Pace has traditionally offered an early arrival option in prior years, due to COVID19 social distancing guidance, we will change this year's move-in process.  We will extend the move in process for a week to 10 days prior to the start  of classes.  Students will be able to choose their own move in time through MyHousing.  That option will go "live" by January 10th. Directions for  this process will be included in the room assignment emails that go out in early January.

Pre-Arrival Check List
In early January, a link for this online process will be sent to the Pace email address of 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.

Housing Agreement
In January, a link for this online form will be sent to the Pace email address of all students who are assigned to a room for 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.

Directions to our residence halls

Move-in Process
We are still  finalizing the details of our move in process for this year.  We will extend the move in process for a week to 10 days prior to the start  of classes.  Students will be able to choose their own move in time through MyHousing.  That option will go "live" by January 10th. Directions for  this process will be included in the room assignment emails that go out in early January.

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.

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.

List of items students may and may not bring (PDF)

Mandatory Floor and Security Meetings
In order to build community with your fellow floor mates, mandatory security meetings will be held during the move in week (times will be communicated by your RA).  These meetings will be held via Zoom conference call. We ask that students plan to attend these meetings soon after they move in.

Your Campus Address for NYC

Shipping items to Campus
As our ability to manage and store large quantities of shipped items is limited, we encourage students not to ship items ahead of their arrival, but rather to bring their items to campus when they arrive. Students who live at a distance that prevents them from being able to drive into the city may need to ship items to the university. Our recommendation to these students is to have anything that needs to be shipped arranged to arrive to Pace University after their arrival. These students are strongly advised to travel with everything they will need for the first few days of living in the residence halls, until they will have access to their mailed items. Other options for shipping before official move in weekend are listed on our Your Campus Address for NYC page.

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 (PDF)
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.