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2019 Guide to Your First Semester at Pace

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Welcome, #PaceU Class of 2023! If you’re stressing about your first semester, never fear—check out our quick guide with info on how to find campus events, what student clubs and orgs to join, and more.

Welcome, Class of 2023! You’re about to embark on an exciting new chapter in your life, and we’re here to make sure you have all the resources you need to make the most of your first semester here at Pace. Whether you’re looking for a club to join or just feel like swinging by one of our many pop-up events, you’re in luck: this handy guide should be able to help.

If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email. We’ll be sure to point you in the right direction!

Social Media

The best way to find out what’s happening at Pace? Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Not only do we post all the latest Pace news, but students are constantly running Insta takeovers to show off some of the cool things they’re up to—and how to get involved. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #PaceU.

Campus Events

From talent shows to movie nights to panel discussions to pizza parties, so much is happening at Pace! A great way to stay in the know is to keep your eye out for The Pulse. We post on the Pace website and send out an email about events happening on both campuses every Monday morning. You can also sign up for OrgSync (on the PLV Campus or NYC Campus, respectively) for info on all upcoming events.

There’s also Common Hour! At these times during the week, no classes are scheduled, which means most events are happening then:

  • >> 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • >> 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Tuesdays and Thursdays

Swing by the Kessel Student Center on the PLV Campus or the Student Center on the NYC Campus to see what cool things are going on!

Student Clubs and Organizations

Did you know there are 100+ student clubs and organizations at Pace? Whether you’re looking to get your hands on research with the Chemistry Club, show off your vocal prowess with our choir and a cappella groups, or brush up on your marketing know-how with the Lubin Business Association, there’s something for everyone here.

Our confirmed list of available student clubs and organizations for Fall 2019 will be available soon on OrgSync, but for an idea of what we had last year, check out the 2018 list. Can’t find what you’re looking for there? You can always create your own club. The possibilities are endless. 

Dates to Remember

New Student Move-in
Begins on Saturday, August 31 | All day
Your new digs are ready for you! Be sure to bring water and snacks, since this will likely be a long day of unpacking and meeting the people you’ll be sharing a floor with. 

Tuesday, September 3 | 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. | Gym (Dyson) (NYC Campus)
Tuesday, September 3 | 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. | Gym (CHP, Lubin, SOE, and Seidenberg) (NYC Campus)
Tuesday, September 3 | 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center (PLV Campus)
Convocation, the Latin word for “calling together,” brings together first-year students on each campus to introduce them to the Pace Community. Join us for this very special occasion!

First Day of Classes
Wednesday, September 4 | All day
Grab a coffee and start your engines, Setters, because this is when you’ll truly embark on your Pace journey—during your first class! Best of luck.

42nd Street
Friday, September 6 | 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way (PLV Campus)
Join your fellow Setters for an evening of entertainment, food, and more. This is the kick-off event of the fall semester, and one you won’t want to miss!

Circle of Greeks
Wednesday, September 18 | Various locations and times (PLV Campus)
Interested in going Greek? This is the night to meet all the Greek organizations on campus in one convenient location.

Communiversity Day
Saturday, September 28 | Various locations and times (PLV Campus)
Enjoy a day of fun and discovery for all ages! You’ll find the Harris Project’s Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness(CODA) Walk, football and soccer games, food trucks, birds of prey demonstrations, and much more!

Family Weekend
Saturday, October 5 | Various locations and times (PLV Campus)
Friday, October 18–Sunday, October 20 | Various locations and times (NYC Campus)
Bring your family and friends together for a weekend of entertainment—just for them! Check out all the events scheduled. It’s going to be two days of jam-packed activities.

Thursday, October 24Saturday, October 26 | Various locations and times (PLV Campus)
This is the weekend for the ultimate Pace pride. Join us for the parade and bonfire, grab a bite from our food trucks, catch all the action from Pace Stadium, and much more. Transportation will be available from the NYC Campus, so no dreaded FOMO.

For more, check out the official Pace academic calendar.


PLV Campus

Advising Center for Exploring Majors
Mortola Library, Room 305
(914) 773-3847

Athletics and Recreation Department
Goldstein Fitness Center
(914) 773-3411

Career Services Department
Paton House
(914) 773-3415

Counseling and Personal Development Center
Administrative Building, Second Floor
(914) 773-3710

Education Abroad (Study Abroad)
Kessel Student Center, Room 212
(914) 773-3425

Edward and Doris Mortola Library
Circulation Desk: (914) 773-3380
Reference Desk: (914) 773-3505

Financial Aid Office
Administrative Building, Student Solution Center
1 (877) 672-1830, option 1

Information Technology Services (ITS)
Willcox Hall, Computer Resource Center
(914) 773-3333

Learning Assistance Center (Tutoring)
Mortola Library, Third Floor
(914) 773-3721

Office of First-Year Experience
Mortola Library, Third Floor
(914) 773-3756

Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs (MADP)
Kessel Student Center, Room 213 and 214
(914) 773-3775

Office of Residential Life and Housing (ORLH)
Elm Hall, Suite 132
(914) 597-8777

Office of Safety and Security
Gannett House and Alumni Hall
(914) 773-3400

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Education
Elm Hall, Suite 321
(914) 597-8783

Office of Student Assistance (OSA)
Administrative Building
1 (877) 672-1830, option 3

Student Development and Campus Activities (SDCA)
Kessel Student Center
(914) 773-3767

University Health Care
Paton House
(914) 773-3760

Writing Center
(914) 773-3942
Miller Hall, Room 158

NYC Campus

Advising Center for Exploring Majors
163 William Street, 17th Floor
(212) 346-1386

Athletics and Recreation Department
One Pace Plaza, C-Level West
(212) 346-1670

Career Services Department
41 Park Row, 14th Floor
(212) 346-1950

Counseling Center
156 William Street, 8th Floor
(212) 346-1526

Education Abroad (Study Abroad)
163 William Street, 16 Floor
(212) 346-1368

Financial Aid Office
156 William Street, 5th Floor
1 (877) 672-1830, option 1

Henry Birnbaum Library
One Pace Plaza, 1st Floor East
Reference Desk: (212) 346-1331
Circulation Desk: (212) 346-1332

Information Technology Services (ITS)
One Pace Plaza, Room W202
(914) 773-3333

Learning Center (Tutoring)
163 William Street, 17th Floor
(212) 346-1386

LGBTQA and Social Justice Center
41 Park Row, Room 902
(212) 346-1952

Office of First-Year Experience (FYE)
163 William St, 17th Floor
(212) 346-1346

Office of Housing and Residential Life (OHRL)
One Pace Plaza, 6th Floor East
(212) 346-1295

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
41 Park Row, Room 910
(212) 346-1546

Office of Safety and Security
One Pace Plaza, G-Level East
(212) 346-1800

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Education
41 Park Row, Room 905
(212) 346-1931

Office of Student Assistance (OSA)
156 William Street, 5th Floor
1 (877) 627-1830, option 3

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
156 William Street, 8th Floor
(212) 346-1526

Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA)
41 Park Row, 8th Floor
(212) 346-1590

University Health Care
One Pace Plaza, 6th Floor East
(212) 346-1600

Writing Center
One Pace Plaza, Room Y25
(212) 346-1085