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A Welcoming Month (NYC)

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Get ready to explore the Big Apple as SDACA NYC hosts Welcome Week featuring Broadway shows, ball games, museums, walking tours, festivals, and much more this month!

Tuesday, September 1

9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Gym
Your official welcome to the Pace Community. Read more about the Convocation ceremony, keynote speakers, and Communitarian Fair here.

Dude, Where's My Class?
2:00 p.m. | Welcome Center
Y24, E319, Lecture Hall North…most Setters don’t magically know where their classes are, either. Drop by the info desk for a class schedule tour, where people will be on-hand to direct you with any and all navigational assistance.

International Students Office Open House
3:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | 163 William Street, 16th floor
Pace International has a new home! Join International Students and Scholars, Study Abroad, and Global Pathways as they celebrate their new space. Check out their new website, featuring study abroad and international student resources.

Dyson House Reception
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Think Harry Potter houses, but without the Quidditch. Dyson Houses give students an opportunity to socialize with people with similar interests. Houses include ACE (Asian American Culture Enthusiasts) House, Foodies House, Cinema House, GO! (Great Outdoors) House, Gotham House, and One World House.

Wednesday, September 2

Chartwells Fall 2015 Kick Off
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Courtyard
Mix and mingle with your future best friends and roommates as we get ready to take on the year ahead. Start a conversation with a fellow Setter, and you may well have just made a friend for life.

Thursday, September 3

Neon Dance Party
8:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. | Student Union
Thursday has long been the new Friday, and we’re dead set on getting the weekend glowing with a neon party to remember.  

Friday, September 4

International Students Welcome Back Picnic
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza
Shake off that jet lag with some choice delicacies, and get back into the fold by connecting with fellow new and returning international students!

SoHo Walking Tour
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Meet at Welcome Desk, One Pace Plaza
Get the inside scoop on one of the world’s most renowned shopping districts, and maybe even catch sight of a celebrity or two! Only a 15 minute walk from your home at Pace!

Jurassic World Movie Night
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m | Courtyard
Miss the movie event of the summer? Want to catch Jurassic World again? Join us in the Courtyard for SDACA’s always successful outdoor movie night.

Saturday, September 5

Yankees Game
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Meet at Welcome Desk, One Pace Plaza
Hop on the four train, check out the state-of-the-art Yankee Stadium, and watch the Bronx Bombers as they gear up for an October playoff push. 

12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m | Meet at Welcome Desk, One Pace Plaza
As a wise prophet once said, no roommate bond is complete without an IKEA excursion. So take a ferry over to Red Hook, catch picturesque views of the Statue of Liberty, and gather everything you could possibly need for your dorm room.

Central Park Walking Tour
12:00 p.m.–2:30p.m. | Meet at Welcome Desk, One Pace Plaza
If it’s your first visit to Central Park, it probably won’t be your last. Check out a (portion) of the 843 acres of pools, fields, gardens, and so much more.

Monday, September 7

Six Flags
10:00 a.m. | Meet at Spruce Street
Conquer some of the most devilish roller coasters in America, or simply enjoy some of the lighter theme park offerings. Either way, prepare yourself for a memorable time at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Tuesday, September 8

Transfer Student Mixer
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Student Union
You know the drill when it comes to college. Meet other fellow transfers who are on the same page, and connect with departments, faculty, school advisers, and more.

Phantom of the Opera
7:00 p.m. | Meet at Welcome Desk, One Pace Plaza
Experience and enjoy one of the most notorious and essential productions in the history of theater. Maybe in a few years, one of the drama-oriented Setters in the audience will join the production!

Wednesday, September 9

Spa Day
11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Student Union
Manis, pedis, and some necessary relaxation. Get in that beauty treatment before the semester gets too hectic!

Veteran Student Mixer
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Meet and network with those who have also served. For more info about veterans resources, click here.

Study Abroad Fair
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Interested in traversing the world? Get the lowdown on the boundless study abroad opportunities offered at Pace, and begin planning what will likely prove to be an unforgettable semester.

Register for any and all events. For any questions regarding the events, contact

Looking for more? Check back next week for additional Welcome Week events.