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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
4:00pm
Alumni Lawn

Residential Life Section Meetings
8:00pm
Your Residence Hall

Movie on the Quad
9:30pm
Alumni Lawn


Sunday, September 1st: Pace Spirit Day

(WOW Leader wearing yellow Shirt)

Sunday Service with Sister Susan
10:30am
Kessel, Butcher Suite

Check-in for Commuters
11:00am
Kessel, Dean’s Lounge

Commuter Social
11:00 am
Kessel, MPR

First-Year Free for All!
1:00pm
DIY Canvas Painting - Kessel MPR
Video Games - Boudreau
Community Service - Dean's Suite

Free Money Game Show
3:00pm
Gottesman

First Gen Student Social
5:00pm
Kessel MPR

WOW Leader Meet-Up/Dinner
5:00pm
Fern Dining Hall

WPAW Karaoke
8:30pm
Setters Lounge

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
11:00am
Alumni Quad

CliftonStrengths Tie Dye Social
2:00pm
Miller Lawn/ Shirley Beths Way (rain location is Setters Lounge in Kessel)

WOW Leader meet-up
4:00pm
Setter’s Lounge

Beach Party
6:00pm
Wilcox MPR

Magician Norman Ng
8:00pm
Gottesman

Silent Dance Party
9:00pm
Mortola Library


Tuesday, September 3rd

(WOW Leader wearing light blue shirt)

Yoga
10:00am
Alumni Quad

Meet with your WOW Group and Take Care of Business?
11:00am
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
1:00pm
Check email for location

Convocation
2:30pm
Goldstein Gym

Campus Involvement Fair
3:30pm
Alumni Quad

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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.