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The Westchester Experience

Welcome to Pace Pleasantville!

The Pace Pleasantville First Year Experience

Life on campus for Residents and Commuters

Alumni Hall

First-Year Interest Group
As a first-year student, you will be placed in a First-Year Interest Group based on your interests. In Alumni Hall, each section of the residence hall and each floor has a designed FIG. All FIGs have a specific studying room and FIG themed lounges (i.e. Body and Mind FIG has an aerobics/ yoga room). There are seven FIGs: Setters Leadership House, Body and Mind, Honors, Extreme Sports and Pace Nation (ESPN), Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO), Pop Culture and Media, and Nursing.

UNV 101 Classrooms
For the first year student’s convenience, some classes are taught in Alumni Hall on the first floor.

Martin Hall

First year students
Martin Hall is a traditional residence hall that houses a mixture of returning and first year students.

Pace Perk Café
The Pace Perk Café is a student-run business, established by the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs in 2010. It is Pace students' “late night option." The Perk is open every night from 9PM-1AM downstairs in Martin Hall’s basement. Meal Cards are accepted.

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) consists of the four Hall Council executive board members from Pleasantville's housing facilities. Each Hall has a Hall Council that includes a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. To apply, speak to your Resident Assistant (RA). RHA plans and discusses hall issues and programming.


First-Year Interest Groups
All first-year commuters are also part of a First-Year Interest Group on campus. Commuters are welcome to join programming on campus, as well as the trips off campus.

Commuter Advisory Board (CAB)
Information about how students can get involved on campus and where they can hangout, study, and get parking permits can be found by visiting the Commuter Life website.

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Main Buildings

Kessel Student Center

The Kessel Student Center houses the book store, the dining hall, lounges, meetings spaces, Student Government, and many offices. The student center is the home of numerous resources on campus.

Student Engagement
Visit Student Engagement to learn more about joining and starting clubs, developing as a leader, staying involved and so much more!

Career Services
Where you can build your resume, look for jobs and/or internships, prepare for interviews, etc. Visit the Career Services website.

Study Abroad
Learn about the many opportunities to learn and travel abroad. Visit the Study Abroad website.

Dean for Students
The Dean for Students, Assistant Deans, and the Dean for Students office and lounge is located on the main floor in the Kessel Student Center.

Student Government Association
The Student Government Association has offices on the second floor. Visit them and learn about leadership opportunities.

Campus Bookstore
Visit the campus bookstore website.

Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides high quality programs and a safe haven for many first-year students.

First-year students will also find the following rooms and services in Kessel:

Goldstein Fitness Center

Varsity Athletics
Pace University is a Division II school. We are in the North-East 10 Conference along with fifteen other colleges. For more information on game schedules, Visit the Pace Athletics website.

New facilities
Pace has built two new turf fields (Peter X. Finnerty Field and Pace Stadium) along with the new Ianniello Field House that was completed in early 2016.

Pace has tons of intramural sports for students who are interested in playing soccer, volleyball, flag football, basketball, etc. Visit the Pace Athletics website to sign up for Intramurals.

Mortola Library

Explore the Mortola Library.

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Academic Buildings used often by First Year Students

  • Miller/Lienhard
  • Willcox
  • Dyson Science Building
  • Goldstein Academic Center
  • Art Barns

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Living in Pleasantville on a Budget

Flex Dollars and Dawg Dollars can be used at local stores in Pleasantville.

It is advisable that you create a budget before starting college. Stick to your plan and set boundaries on social expenses.

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Staying Safe

Tips for Being Safe on campus

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Put the number for security and the RA on duty in your cell phone
  • If you see someone in danger, report it to the RA on duty and Security immediately
  • If you see a dangerous situation, report it to the RA on Duty or Security immediately
  • If you are traveling in darkness, wear visible clothing, use the buddy system, and let your friends know where you are going and when you will return
  • If you leave campus for an emergency, let all your faculty know. The Dean for Students Office should also be notified
  • We are a campus community. Look out for one another. If someone is struggling or in a situation that does not seem right, get them help immediately.
  • Be an extremely alert and cautious driver on campus and in Pleasantville
  • Stay on sidewalks, cross walks, and appropriate areas when walking on campus
  • Report any situations that appear unsafe to Security

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*Disclaimer: The Office of the First-Year Experience has compiled these resources for your convenience. Pace University does not have an affiliation with any of the companies identified here. Representation on this list does not endorse a recommendation. If you have recommendations or suggestions about the information listed, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience.