If you haven’t seen the website, posters, pop-ups, cupcakes, or even buses riding around campus, you might have missed the big news: The Pleasantville Campus is turning 50 this year.
To commemorate, we’ll have a series of events celebrating the PLV Campus’ past and looking toward its bright future.
On September 16, 1963, the first class of enrolled students made their way to Pace’s brand new Pleasantville Campus. These students—who numbered just over 400—were undaunted by the active construction that was still taking place on the grounds. Today, the total number of full-time students enrolled at Pace’s Pleasantville Campus is just over 2,300. The past 50 years has shown an incredible pattern of growth and advancement that will propel Pace forward for the next 50 years.
This September 16, 2013 the PLV Campus launches the year-long celebration with a day of food, fun, and heritage. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Miller Lawn, there will be free food, games, hula hoop and bubble gum blowing competitions, free gifts, music from Beatles tribute band, Beatles Faux Sale, and more, all featured from the 1960s.
Stay tuned this fall for the groundbreaking on the Pleasantville Campus where members of the Pace Community will help usher in the new look for Pace as part of the University’s Master Plan. Some of the changes students, faculty, and staff on the PLV Campus can expect to see over the next few years include the addition of two residence halls, an upgrade to the student center, enriched athletics facilities, and much more.
More to come on an October 26 Homecoming private reception for students and parents with Dean Lisa in Gottesman Room followed by dinner in the Gym.
For more information about these and other events planned for the PLV 50th anniversary or to share your PLV story, visit www.pace.edu/PLV50.