Virtual Family Weekend 2021

September 23, 2021

Parents and families, get excited because you are invited! Join your student on Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9, for a family-friendly weekend of virtual events and activities.

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Friday, October 8

Virtual Blue and Gold Day
Show your school spirit on social media by donning your favorite Pace gear and snapping a selfie. Put on your best blue and gold apparel and tag @paceuniversity on Instagram for a chance to be featured in the Pace University Story.

2021 Race for Pace: Setter Virtual 5K and Fun Run
October 8–17
You're invited! Join us for the 2nd annual Race for Pace: Setter Virtual 5K and Fun Run. Whether you run, walk, or roll, we invite you to turn on your treadmill or visit your favorite neighborhood path as we unite the Pace Community for this special event. Learn more and register today.

Pace Field Hockey
4:00 p.m. | Watch the field hockey game.
Cheer on your favorite Setters as they hit the field to take on the Bentley University Falcons.

Coffee Conversations
4:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Meet other Pace families and get connected in our Zoom breakout rooms. This event is BYOC (you know, bring your own coffee).

  • Out-of-State/Residential Students Family Chat
    Meeting ID: 955 9782 8796 | Password: Family2021
    Join the Office of Residential Life to discuss living on campus and updates and engagement opportunities for your students in NYC and Pleasantville. There will also be plenty of time to answer any questions you may have.
  • First Generation Family Chat
    Meeting ID: 957 8480 2118 | Password: 277802
    Is your student the first in the family to go to college? This chat’s for you! Meet Pace staff and students from the First Generation Mentoring Program for tips and insight on how best to support your first-gen student.
  • LGBTQA+ Family Chat
    Meeting ID: 996 6819 7268 | Password: Family2021
    We’re here to affirm, support, and love our students. Get connected with other LGBTQA+ families in the Pace Community.
  • Student Athlete Family Chat
    Meeting ID: 972 9251 0561 | Password: Family2021
    Meet other Setter families, get updates from Pace’s Athletics and Campus Recreation departments and learn more about club and intramural offerings. There will be a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session hosted by Pace staff.
  • Veteran and Military Dependents Family Chat
    Meeting ID: 990 3796 0153 | Password: 999999
    Join us for a highly interactive virtual session covering the GI Bill and military education benefits, academic advising, counseling, and Career Services resources available to Pace students.

Welcome from University Leadership
6:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 941 4667 6636
| Password: 046542
Join Pace University President Marvin Krislov, Provost Vanya Quiñones, PhD, and Dean for Students Rachel Carpenter for a warm Family Weekend Welcome.

Adjusting to College Life
6:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 999 2119 4594 | Password: Family2021

This interactive workshop held by the Counseling Center will help families identify the key milestones that college students encounter as they make their way through their fall semester. Dr. Richard Shadick, the director of the Counseling Center and parent of a college student, will share insights and resources to help your student manage the stresses of the fall semester so that they can succeed at Pace.

Pace Family Feud
7:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 882 5250 1658 | Password: N/A
Survey says…you’re joining us for an evening of Pace Family Feud. Teams can play as a group or as individuals, just log onto Zoom and get ready to play!

Saturday, October 9

Take a (Virtual) Tour
10:00 a.m.
You may not be able to join us in-person, but we’d still love to show you around. Check out our new spaces, see our labs and classrooms, and get an inside look at your student’s campus.

  • New York City Campus
    Meeting ID: 921 3452 1954 | Password: Family2021
  • Westchester Campus
    Meeting ID: 961 0857 9029 | Password: Family2021

Coffee Conversation with Student Affairs
10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 918 2093 0862 | Password: Family2021

Join Student Affairs and get answers to questions you have about life on campus including student activities, residence life, or counseling services. The Student Affairs team focuses on the student experience outside of the classroom and we work to support students and connect them to the campus community in a variety of ways. We’re here to answer your questions or connect you with those who can!

Career Readiness
11:00 a.m.
Meeting ID: 947 8249 9015 | Password: Career21

Join us to find out how we will help your student find a great job and build the foundation of a successful career—no matter who they are, who they know, or what their major is. We will be talking about getting started with our office, internships, post-graduate employment trends and much more, so don’t miss it!

Student Success Resources at Pace
11:45 a.m.
Meeting ID: 687 856 3656| Password: 784321

Learn how Pace supports students in and outside of the classroom.

Lunch and Roundtable Socials
12:30 p.m.
Grab a snack and make sure you aren’t on mute—you’ll definitely want to be part of these conversations.

  • Go Greek!
    Meeting ID: 915 2391 6806 | Password: 253994
    Join members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life support team to learn about the benefits and value of joining a fraternity/sorority in 2021! Going Greek is a great way to get connected on campus, meet new people, engage with a wide variety of students and staff, and network with a base of over 9 million Greek members nationally. Joining a fraternity/sorority on Pace’s Pleasantville Campus also provides essential leadership development skills to ensure success both in college, and beyond! We look forward to meeting you!
  • Center for Student Enterprise
    Meeting ID: 977 2443 1550 | Password: Family2021
    Learn about amazing opportunities for business majors on the Pleasantville Campus. Talk with managers of the five student-run businesses on the Pleasantville Campus and learn how you can get a paying job on campus while also practicing the things you learn in your business classes and building your resume. The businesses hire freshmen and many even get promoted very quickly into management positions while never having to leave campus.
  • SetterStrengths: Helping Your Student Leverage Their Talents
    Meeting ID: 922 9458 2152 | Password: Family2021
    CliftonStrengths for Students helps students grow confident in who they are and how they can contribute to the world. Attend this workshop to learn about how Pace University is utilizing this educational program to measure 34 research-validated talent themes that then guides the development of those talents into strengths with resources tailored for your students.
    Meeting ID: 939 2804 1626 | Password: 986315
    Learn more about this special event series hosted by the Office of Student Engagement in collaboration with student organizations. Mosaic raises cultural awareness within our campus communities and celebrates the diverse views, experiences, and identities represented at Pace.

Pace Football
1:00 p.m. | Watch the football game.
Cheer on your favorite Setters as they hit the field to take on the Bentley University Falcons.

Pace Volleyball
1:00 p.m. | Watch the volleyball game.
Cheer on your favorite Setters as they hit the court to take on the American International College Yellow Jackets. Want to attend in-person? Reserve your tickets for the volleyball game.

2:45 p.m.
Meeting ID: 970 4218 3950 | Password: Family2021

Have some fun and win some prizes! Test your knowledge of Pace facts and resources. Wear your favorite piece of Pace swag and get ready to have some fun. Prizes include gift cards, swag bags, and event tickets.

Coffee with the Deans
4:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 944 9554 1353 | Password: Family2021

Meet the dean of your student’s school or college, hear what’s happening this year, and get answers to your most pressing questions.

Life After Pace
5:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 983 4811 3078 | Password: Family2021

Ever wonder what life after Pace might look like? Join our Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and a panel of incredible Pace graduates for this interactive session featuring our Alumni Affairs teams.

We Are Family: Wrap-up
6:00 p.m.
Meeting ID:
959 1318 5876 | Password: Family2021
Join members from the Center for Student Engagement for a closing celebration of our Pace Virtual Family Weekend!

Pace Women’s Soccer
7:00 p.m. | Watch the soccer game.
Cheer on your favorite Setters as they hit the field to take on the Bentley University Falcons. Want to attend in-person? Reserve your tickets for the soccer game.

After Family Weekend…

Take a moment to get in touch with your student to check-in on them and see how they’re really doing. Schedule a Zoom or FaceTime call with your student today! Midterms are happening, they are making new connections, joining campus clubs and we are a little over a month away from Thanksgiving Break! Ask them how they are feeling about their semester and ask if they need any additional support. For a full list of resources available to them (and in part, you!) check out our Student Success Tools website.