20 Years: Remembering 9/11

September 1, 2021
tribute in light over a dark manhattan skyline

The events of 9/11 have had a profound effect on a generation of people around the world, but our University, located mere blocks away from the World Trade Center, felt the impact first-hand. Twenty years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni alike—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery.


Join the Pace Community in observance of the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11 as we commemorate the lives lost and honor the bravery and resilience of our community.

New York City Campus
Thursday, September 9, at 5:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza Lobby, 1st Floor West

Hosted by Veterans Services and Public Affairs

Westchester Campus
Saturday, September 11, at 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Student Center Lobby

Hosted by Alpha Phi Delta


As part of the 20th anniversary of that tragic day, we want to hear from our community. Whether you were a student at the time, a recent graduate, a faculty or staff member, we want to hear from you. For our current students and recent alumni, we want to hear your experiences, too! Perhaps you had a parent or family member working downtown or perhaps you just remember watching it on the news; your experience of an event that shaped a generation is just as valid. Please consider sharing your memories and experiences with us as part of story collection for the upcoming Fall 2021 issue of Pace Magazine. Use our submission form here.

Read and Listen

Explore the Pace University 9/11 Oral History Project curated by Professor Maria Iacullo-Bird, PhD, and archivist Ellen Sowcheck. Read the student newspapers from the days following September 11, listen to the interviews conducted by Pace students, and learn more about our on-campus memorials.


On the 10th anniversary of September 11, members of the Pace Community reflected on their experiences and what it meant to be a Pace Setter during that time.