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Homecoming 2015

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It's that time of year again when the Setters come home for stepping and strolling, legends and leaders, a football game, a chili cook-off, and a whole lot of Pace pride.

WESTCHESTER, October 15-18

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 (SOLD OUT)
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.


NEW YORK CITY, October 15-24

Homecoming has come to the big city: celebrate being a Setter with pep rallies and parties, concerts and contests, and so much more! 

Thursday, October 15

Homecoming Student Formal
9:00 p.m.12:00 a.m. | Student Union
Dance the night away with fellow Pace students and start off Homecoming 2015 with a memorable and fun night that you won't forget!

Tuesday, October 20

Angela Davis: Reflections on Race, Class, and Privilege—A Call to Action
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m. | Schimmel Theatre
Angela Davis is one of the most iconic political activists of our time. Come to this presentation to learn more about her wealth of knowledge, research, and perspective on important topics dealing with race, class, and privilege in society today.

Wednesday, October 21

Crafting Pride at Pace
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. |Student Union, Courtyard, Frankfort Lot
Show your Pace pride and create lasting memories at this arts and crafts-inspired event! Decorate picture frames and create spirited t-shirts, bracelets, and more!

Homecoming Pep Rally and Pace Ambassador Competition
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m. | C-level Gym
Deck yourself out in blue and gold, show your Pace pride, and get amped up with fellow students to celebrate Homecoming 2015. Plus, cheer on the contestants competing in this year's Pace Ambassador Competition!

Thursday, October 22

Homecoming Concert Starring T-Pain
8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m. | C-level Gym
P.A.C.E. Board is excited to present T-Pain as this year’s Homecoming Concert headliner. Ty Dolla $ign and a surprise artist (to be revealed soon!) will be opening for T-Pain. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and close at 11:00 p.m.; no re-entry will be allowed after 11:00 p.m.

Friday, October 23

Dean’s Welcome Reception
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Kick off Homecoming and Family Weekend by mingling with the Deans from each of Pace University's schools.

RHA Haunted House
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. | C-level Gym
Please join our Residence Hall Association for a night of terror with a haunted house twist on Broadway musicals.

Saturday, October 24

Pace Family Brunch
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. | Student Union
Join Provost Uday Sukhatme for brunch, along with alumni, faculty, staff, and fellow Pace families, and hear about all the latest Pace University updates. Little brothers and sisters are totally welcome!

Pace Family Fall Festival
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Pace Courtyard and Frankfort Parking Lot
Bring the entire family to the Courtyard to enjoy some fall fun, including games, contests, entertainment, food, and much more!

Treats ‘n’ Treasures (SOLD OUT)
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. | 3 Spruce Street
Meet fellow Setters and enjoy safe trick-or-treating Pace style as you embark on a treasure hunt to win the grand prize.

Third Annual Leaders and Legends Dinner
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Celebrate your favorite student organization, meet the current faculty advisers, and reminisce with alumni at this annual dinner for student and alumni leaders.

Tuesday, October 27

Volleyball Game: Pace University vs. NYIT
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. | C-level Gym
Set, spike, dig! Come watch the Pace University Women's Volleyball Team take on New York Institute of Technology and cheer the Setters on to victory!

Register for Homecoming events at and don’t forget to share your Homecoming memories using #PaceHomecoming2015!