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Home Sweet Homecoming (PLV)

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Football and food trucks. A bonfire and BBQ. Casino night and chili cook-off. And that’s just the beginning. Westchester Homecoming is where the heart is.

Thursday, October 15

Step and Stroll Show

9:30 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center
Stop by to see students steppin’ and strollin’ to take home a $1,000 first-place prize and bragging rights. Plus, Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.  

Friday, October 16

Women’s Soccer vs. Stonehill | 6:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Field

Volleyball vs. College of Saint Rose | 7:00 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center

Homecoming Parade | 8:30 p.m.
It wouldn't be Homecoming without this tradition. The parade route will lead you right to the pep rally.

Celebrate! Pep Rally | 9:00 p.m.
If Thursday night’s Step and Stroll didn’t put some pep in your step, we’re thinking a bonfire, music, and food trucks will.

Saturday, October 17

Tailgating | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Lot F
The early bird gets the warm chili, inflatables, and other tailgating fun. Wanted: The best bowl of chili on Bedford Road. Reward: $100. Does your chili have what it takes? Register to participate in the annual chili cook-off before 5:00 p.m. on October 9. Prizes will be awarded in a series of categories including fan favorite—spectators, prepare your taste buds.

Football vs. LIU Post | 12:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
Put on your blue and gold and head to the new Pace Stadium to cheer on the Setters as they take on the Pioneers. Pre-registration required.

Campus highlights tour | 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Zeke and Elliot the prairie dogs, Leroy and Rosie the pigs, Elvis the gyrfalcon, and the rest of the gang, shame on you! Take a tour of some of the new spaces including the Dyson College Nature Center.

Post-football activities | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Football may be over, but the fun is just getting started. Enjoy a post-game BBQ and some friendly competition: a pumpkin painting contest and watermelon eating contest.

Alumni Hall grand opening and toast | 4:30 p.m. | Alumni Hall
Be a part of Pace Pleasantville history! Join us for the grand opening and toast of our newest Westchester residence, Alumni Hall.

Third Annual Faces of Pace Celebration | 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center
An annual Pace Pleasantville tradition, the Faces of Pace dinner brings alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff together to celebrate Pace PLV. Food catered by Caperberry Events (Sam’s of Gedney Way).

Trip to Blaze | 7:30 p.m.
See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through a historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display–all made of jack o’ lanterns. Stroll through the Tunnel O’ Pumpkin Love and emerge to the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Box springing up and bouncing around.

Casino Night | 8:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center
Shake, rattle, and roll those dice! Enjoy the excitement and the feel of a real casino without the worries of losing your shirt! Gaming tables include Blackjack, Roulette, Caribbean Poker, and Texas Hold ‘Em.

Sunday, October 18

Pumpkin picking trip | 11:00 a.m. | Meet at North Hall parking lot
Can you tell Pace loves its pumpkins? The annual pumpkin picking trip has become a Homecoming tradition. Cap off your pumpkin picking with a donut and cider.

Broadway show | 11:30 a.m. | Meet at North Hall parking lot (transportation provided)
Lace up your shoes and come see the six time Tony Award-winning Broadway show Kinky Boots. Transportation provided.

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Looking for NYC Homecoming? Check back next week for Oktoberfest, a pep rally, concert, and much more happening October 21–24.