Week of Welcome
Pace's Week of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a weekend long orientation event. It is a balanced combination of fun, excitement, learning, and new experiences. As a new student to Pace University, either a first-year or transfer student, you will participate in activities, events and presentations introducing you to the campus and community!
WOW provides a thrilling environment for you to meet new people, become familiar with Pace University, and prepare to start your college career.
Week of Welcome 2019 Schedule
Saturday, August 31st
(WOW Leader wearing Teal Shirt)
Get the Scoop
Residential Life Section Meetings
Your Residence Hall
Movie on the Quad
Sunday, September 1st: Pace Spirit Day
(WOW Leader wearing yellow Shirt)
Sunday Service with Sister Susan
Kessel, Butcher Suite
Check-in for Commuters
Kessel, Dean’s Lounge
First-Year Free for All!
DIY Canvas Painting - Kessel MPR
Video Games - Boudreau
Community Service - Dean's Suite
Free Money Game Show
First Gen Student Social
WOW Leader Meet-Up/Dinner
Fern Dining Hall
Be sure to check out your RA’s FIG Programming throughout the day today!
Monday, September 2nd: Wear your FIG t-shirt day!
(WOW Leader wearing Green Tie Dye shirt)
Bookstore Hours are 9:00am-2:30pm today
Come pick up your books or get questions answered about your textbook order
Fight for your FIG
CliftonStrengths Tie Dye Social
Miller Lawn/ Shirley Beths Way (rain location is Setters Lounge in Kessel)
WOW Leader meet-up
Magician Norman Ng
Silent Dance Party
Tuesday, September 3rd
(WOW Leader wearing light blue shirt)
Meet with your WOW Group and Take Care of Business?
Meet your WOW Leader for a tour to find out exactly where your classes are. All Pace University offices are open. Stop by and take care of any last minute items before classes start. Don’t forget to grab lunch before pre-convocation!
Pre-Convocation: Your First College Class
Check email for location
Campus Involvement Fair
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I required to attend Orientation and Welcome Week programs?
Many students often wonder why they are required to attend both the Orientation and Week of Welcome programs. Extensive research shows that students who participate in programs like these are more successful during their first year of college. Orientation and Welcome events provide students with the opportunity to meet people, become familiar with their new surroundings, and learn about the academic and social norms or the University before classes even start. They are designed to complement one another and contribute to your success.
For more information, email Niki Fjeldal, Associate Director for Orientation and Transitions.