50 Years, 50 Faces

If you thought the 50 Years, 50 Faces reception and dinner couldn’t get any bigger, you were wrong. We have a Giant surprise that will make you want to register, and by Giant, we mean an actual New York Giant.


As we celebrate Homecoming on the Westchester Campus, we also continue to celebrate Pleasantville’s 50th Anniversary.

On Saturday, October 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center, join President Stephen J. Friedman, host David Pecker ’72, and the Gold Ribbon Committee at the 50 Years, 50 Faces reception and dinner catered by Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations, with tables hosted by members of the Pace Community. Table hosts include some of your favorite professors like John Agnelli, Barbara Farrell, Joseph Pastore, Robert Klaeger, Joseph DiBenedetto, and many more, plus deans, athletic coaches, staff, and alumni.

And this just in: New York Giant and Super Bowl XXV MVP running back Ottis Anderson will be a special guest at the event.

Students can purchase discounted tickets for just $15 by registering here. You can also register your family members for $25. Faculty and staff can also purchase a $50 ticket, 50% off the discounted price here. Attire is business casual.

50 Years, 50,000 Stories: Pace in Pleasantville is made up of its people and their stories. Everyone who has studied, worked, or played at Pace in Pleasantville has a story to tell about how Pace has affected their lives. From spring fling to football games to Townhouse Day, internships to job offers, we’re not exaggerating when we say Pace Pleasantville–50 Years, 50,000 stories.

Whether it was a life-changing moment or moment of life, students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and community members are invited to share your story at http://pleasantville50th.pace.edu/ or simply by posting your story to Twitter, Instagram, or Vine with #PLV50.

50 Years, 50,000 Stories

In case you missed the bus with the PLV 50th anniversary signage, let us tell you what’s happening. The PLV Campus is celebrating its 50th birthday. And with that day, we know there are thousands of stories and photos to be shared. >>Read More

Pace in Pleasantville is made up of its people and their stories. Everyone who has studied, worked, or played at Pace in Pleasantville has a story to tell about how Pace has affected their lives. From spring fling to football games to Townhouse Day, internships to job offers, we’re not exaggerating when we say Pace Pleasantville–50 Years, 50,000 stories.

Whether it was a life-changing moment or moment of life, students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and community members are invited to share your story at http://pleasantville50th.pace.edu/ or simply by posting your story to Twitter, Instagram, or Vine with #PLV50.

50 and Fabulous

Go PLV, it’s your birthday. We’re gonna hula hoop cuz it’s your birthday. We’re gonna listen to a Beatles tribute band cuz it’s your birthday. And you know we will give you food cuz it’s your birthday! >>Read More

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.

Get the Dirt on the PLV Campus Reno

The Pleasantville Campus is turning 50 and getting a major facelift. From groundbreaking and construction to parking, find out how the PLV Master Plan and renovations will affect you! >>Read More

This fall, we’re breaking ground on the official Pleasantville Campus master plan—unveiled in June 2011—which seeks to improve the overall atmosphere of the 200-acre campus by creating more outdoor spaces, adding architecturally attractive new and upgraded buildings, boosting circulation and connections between buildings, and reducing the campus’ vehicle-centric nature.

“Today, the Pleasantville Campus does not have landscaped quads, a good system of pedestrian pathways, or enough outdoor open space. That will all change,” says Bill McGrath, Pace’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “We will transform the Pleasantville location into a state-of-the-art 21st Century residential campus that reflects the core values of our institution.”

Converting to a single campus in Pleasantville has been the main impetus for the multi-phase master plan. Pace’s nearby 35-acre Briarcliff Campus currently houses 590 students in residence halls, as well as some athletic facilities and faculty offices—capacity that will all be moved to the Pleasantville Campus.

What does this mean for you?

The first new residence hall will be located on the site that is currently Parking Lot K, the lot next to Goldstein Athletic Center. As we move to a greener campus, with more pedestrian pathways and open spaces, we hope to decrease our dependence on cars and encourage more walking throughout campus. For some of us, that may mean that our typical parking location has changed. Please refer to the chart below.

If you are visiting these buildings: Here’s where we recommend you park:
Goldstein Athletic Center Lot F (behind Lienhard Hall)
Administration Center (OSA, Admissions, etc.) Lot P (no change)
The townhouses Lot R (no change)
Martin Hall Lot R (Behind townhouses), Lot O (North Hall), or behind Martin Hall
Choate Lot ? (no change)
Paton Hall Lot P (no change)
Kessel Student Center Lots F and M

 

Please note, in the first phase of construction, the west side of campus will be relatively unaffected so parking recommendations will not change.

The Importance of Parking Stickers
All cars parked on campus must have an official Pace parking sticker—all others will be ticketed or towed.  To get your sticker, bring your Pace ID, license, and registration to the security booth in Goldstein Academic center.

New Directions
Keep your eyes out for new pedestrian pathways and vehicular routes. To aid students, Shirley Beth’s Way, which runs along Choate Pond, will be open to vehicular traffic from 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. once a new pathway is paved. Other traffic changes will be indicated throughout campus.

For up-to-date construction schedule and announcements, visit our website at www.paceplvmasterplan.com.