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First year as a Pace PLV student? Get introduced to the campus with Week of Welcome, four full days of events including free food, games, and more!

Created specifically for first-year students, Week of Welcome (WOW) is a combination of fun, excitement, learning, and new experiences to introduce you to the campus and community. Events range from food sampling at some of the local eateries in Pleasantville, classroom tours, lip syncing and live entertainment, bingo, and so much more.

A trained staff of Pace University students will guide you during your first few days at the University, helping all new students to get acquainted with the campus and meet the entire class. Plus, families and guests will have the opportunity to get to know your new home, too.

Here’s the schedule of the 2017 WOW events:

Saturday, September 2

Check-in Day for First-Year and Transfer Students | 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Residence Halls

Ice Cream Social | 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | The Circle on the Quad

Setters Kick-Off | 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
Pre-football festivities including temporary tattoos, photo booth with T-Bone, mocktails, barbecue, Stuff a Setter, bouncy house, ball pit, tarp-toss, cornhole, and more!

Pace Football | 6:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
Football season kicks off under the lights as the Setters take on the Millersville Marauders. The first 500 Setter fans to arrive at Pace Stadium will receive a special edition Setter t-shirt.

Alumni Hall Section Meetings | 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | Alumni Hall

Martin Hall Section Meetings | 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | Martin Hall

RHA Movie Night: Baywatch | 9:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
Spend your Saturday night under the stars kicking back with your new friends, catching a campy summer flick, and snacking on some popcorn. 

Sunday, September 3

Sunday Service with Sister Susan | 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Kessel Student Center, Conference Room AB

N.A.T.U.R.E. Fit Trail | 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Alumni Quad
Enjoy a guided hike with Pace's N.A.T.U.R.E. club.

Check-In Day for Returning Students | 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. 

Sunday Funday | 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
Brunch, Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs banner and diversity cupcakes, human foosball, tug-of-war, and more. The Center for Community Action and Research will be having a service project and will be meeting in the Boudreau Lounge in the Kessel Student Center.       

First-Generation Social | 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Gottesman Room
First in the family to go to college? Meet other first-gens at this social.

StrengthsQuest Tie-Dye Social | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Shirley Beth's Way

Taste of Pleasantville | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center
Local vendors bring their food to you for free.

FIG Programming | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Various locations
Get to know your First-Year Interest Groups: Setters Leadership and Service House (SLH), Extreme Sports and Pace Nation (ESPN), Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO), Body and Mind (BAM), Nursing, Honors, and Pop Culture and Media.

WPAW Karaoke Night | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Setters Lounge
Just a small town girl livin' in a lonely world. Took the midnight training going...anywhere. Campus radio station WPAW provides the music and the mic. You bring the voice (or noise).

Monday, September 4

Check-in Day for Returning Students | 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Bookstore's Class of 2021 VIP Event | 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Bookstore
Breakfast and books. Pick up your textbook orders and enjoy a breakfast and giveaways to get your Monday going.

Lunch | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Boudreau Lounge 

Fight for Your FIG | 1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Alumni Quad
Kickball, Post-It note decorating, chalk drawing, and design your own pillowcase. You've gotta fight for your FIG.

Beach Party | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Martin Lawn

Michael Dean Ester | 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Comedian and speaker Michael Dean Ester brings the laughs and the inspiration.

Pace Drama Alliance Presents A Good Kind of Drama | 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room

Silent Disco | 9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Mortola Library
Also known as quiet clubbing, put on your headphones and move your feet to your favorite beat. 

Tuesday, September 5

Yoga | 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. | Alumni Quad

Take Care of Business | 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Various locations
All Pace offices are open. Stop by and take care of any unfinished business.

Lunch with Faculty | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
            College of Health Professions: Willcox Multipurpose Room
            Dyson College of Arts and Sciences: Goldstein Fitness Center Gym
            Lubin School of Business: Gottesman Room
            Seidenberg: Kessel Multipurpose Room
            School of Education: Goldstein Fitness Center VIP Room 

Pre-Convocation: UNV101 Class Meetings | 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | UNV101 Classroom

Convocation | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Goldstein Gym

Campus Involvement Fair | 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Meet the student orgs on campus.

Campus-Wide Manhunt | 8:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 
You can run...but you can also hide.