Welcome Week Crosses the Finish Line

Spectacular views. Bountiful Broadway. Fall Fest. SDACA’s Welcome Week closes strong.

Monday, September 23

Body Worlds: Pulse
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
The human body comes to life…well, not really… at this body exhibit. Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, where body donors who willed their bodies, after death, are preserved for the education of future generations, and act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery. See the mystery beneath your skull and learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century at this inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city.

Empire State Building
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 7:15 p.m.
Prefer breathtaking views to bodies? Us, too. The Empire State Building’s Observation Deck, 86 and 102 floors up, offers up 360-degree views of skyscrapers, parks, and the beauty that is NYC. You can’t live in NYC and not see it from a quarter mile up in the sky.

Tuesday, September 24

Museum of Sex
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
Tuesdays are for… talking about a trip to the Museum of Sex, where you’ll be presented with the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Looking for a better description? Panda porn. You’re welcome.

Shades: A Black and Latina Women’s Collective Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Mix and mingle with the women of Shades, the sister to the Urban Male Initiative, which was born last semester. Throughout the year, this group of emerging scholars will participate in workshops, including one with the Provost on the importance of undergraduate research, another on table service and etiquette, and even self-defense classes for women. Also including a civic engagement component, Shades mentors and mentees can participate in community service on urban farms in the South Bronx. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, no matter what race or ethnicity.

Wednesday, September 25

Queer Students of Color Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a reception for Queer People of Color and our allies. Meet, greet, and eat! Learn about each department’s services, meet student group leaders, and get connected to academic and internship opportunities.

Top of the Rock
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:45 p.m.
Also with 360 degree views of NYC but just 70 floors high is the exhilarating Top of the Rock observation deck. See Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and even the Empire State Building, which you wouldn’t get if you were on their deck.

Cinderella: The Musical
6:45 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:30 p.m.
Make your Wednesday a magical one by salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-booing over to see Cinderella’s sassier side in the new Broadway musical. And not to worry, you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight.

Thursday, September 26

Fall Fest
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
You know the semester has really kicked off when P.A.C.E Board hosts their annual Fall Fest with games, food, music, prizes, and more.

Search for the Next T-Bone
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Who let the dogs out? Join the viewing audience as we pick the person inside Pace’s official mascot, the T-Bone Setter.

Friday, September 27

Thrift Store Tour
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 12:45 p.m.
Only got $20 in your pocket? Looks like you’re ready for a thrift shop stop. If you love to shop but on a budget, join SDACA on this trendy tour.

Coney Island Trip
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Beach and Boardwalk. Nathan’s hot dogs. The Cyclone. Luna Park. All this and much more at the one and only Coney Island.

Saturday, September 28

The Trip to Bountiful
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:00 p.m.
How to end Welcome Week(s)? Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Sound good? A woman’s determination to go home one last time restores home and faith to her family in this Broadway show. Book the bus to Bountiful before it closes on October 9.

And that wraps up SDACA’s Welcome Week(s)! But the fun’s not over—plenty of events are still planned, so stay tuned for more. Register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017.

Feel Welcome Yet?

Amateur Night at the Apollo, Broadway shows, and Coney Island. These are just the ABCs of SDACA’s Welcome Week.

Tuesday, September 17

LGBTQA Reception

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union
The Dean for Students and Office of Multicultural Affairs host a welcome reception for all students, where you can hear about resources available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, and questioning students.

Chelsea Walking Tour

3:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:10 p.m.
Explore one of NYC’s most fun neighborhoods with a  walking tour that includes a trip to the High Line, a one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which runs alongside the lower west side of Manhattan. Plus, Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network and delicious foods of their own.

Wednesday, September 18

Amateur Night at the Apollo

6:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater, the legendary venue that has launched the careers of icons like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin. Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, and spoken word artists will try their best to please the audience as you cheer or jeer to decide who stays and who goes. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone.

West Village Walking Tour

1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Join the LGBTQA Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs for a walking tour through the historic West Village.  BYO MetroCard.

Thursday, September 19

9/11 Memorial Visit
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:30 p.m.
Visit the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute to the nearly 3,000 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
5:30 p.m.–9:15 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:15 p.m.
From One Direction to President Obama, Marilyn Monroe to Nelson Mandela, the Biebs to the Beatles, meet your favorite celebrities…in wax. And snap some photos to try to fool your friends.

Statue of Liberty

2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:15 p.m.
You’re not a true New Yorker until you’ve visited two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Friday, September 20

San Gennaro Festival

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Delicious food and free entertainment that reflects the Italian-American culture and heritage and attracts more than a million people to Little Italy each year.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:45 p.m.
A two-headed calf and albino giraffe. The head of a tourist pickled and various other things that will leave you tickled..or not. Check out more than 500 outrageous exhibits at this Times Square odditorium.

Safe(r) Sex in the City

7:00 p.m. 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a real conversation about safe(r) sex—consent, risk assessment, the use of inclusive language, and barriers that can be used.

Saturday, September 21

Guggenheim Visit
1:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Head on over to the Upper East Side to check out the cylindrical masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Inside the museum you’ll find internationally-renowned modern and contemporary art, including a tribute to the architect himself and Kandinsky’s last works.

Pippin
1:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Meet at the info desk at 1:15 p.m.
The Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, Diane Paulus’ Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. With thrilling choreography and breathtaking acrobatics, prepare for a high-flying fun ride.

Monday, September 23

Body Worlds: Pulse
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
The human body comes to life…well, not really… at this body exhibit. Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, where body donors who willed their bodies, after death, are preserved for the education of future generations, and act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery. See the mystery beneath your skull and learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century at this inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city.

Empire State Building
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 7:15 p.m.
Prefer breathtaking views to bodies? Us, too. The Empire State Building’s Observation Deck, 86 and 102 floors up, offers up 360-degree views of skyscrapers, parks, and the beauty that is NYC. You can’t live in NYC and not see it from a quarter mile up in the sky.

Tuesday, September 24

Museum of Sex
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
Tuesdays are for… talking about a trip to the Museum of Sex, where you’ll be presented with the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Looking for a better description? Panda porn. You’re welcome.

Shades: A Black and Latina Women’s Collective Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Mix and mingle with the women of Shades, the sister to the Urban Male Initiative, which was born last semester. Throughout the year, this group of emerging scholars will participate in workshops, including one with the Provost on the importance of undergraduate research, another on table service and etiquette, and even self-defense classes for women. Also including a civic engagement component, Shades mentors and mentees can participate in community service on urban farms in the South Bronx. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, no matter what race or ethnicity.

Wednesday, September 25

Queer Students of Color Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a reception for Queer People of Color and our allies. Meet, greet, and eat! Learn about each department’s services, meet student group leaders, and get connected to academic and internship opportunities.

Top of the Rock
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:45 p.m.
Also with 360 degree views of NYC but just 70 floors high is the exhilarating Top of the Rock observation deck. See Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and even the Empire State Building, which you wouldn’t get if you were on their deck.

Cinderella: The Musical
6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:30 p.m.
Make your Wednesday a magical one by salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-booing over to see Cinderella’s sassier side in the new Broadway musical. And not to worry, you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight.

Thursday, September 26

Fall Fest
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
You know the semester has really kicked off when P.A.C.E Board hosts their annual Fall Fest with games, food, music, prizes, and more.

Search for the Next T-Bone
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Who let the dogs out? Join the viewing audience as we pick the person inside Pace’s official mascot, the T-Bone Setter.

Friday, September 27

Thrift Store Tour
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 12:45 p.m.
Only got $20 in your pocket? Looks like you’re ready for a thrift shop stop. If you love to shop but on a budget, join SDACA on this trendy tour.

Coney Island Trip
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Beach and Boardwalk. Nathan’s hot dogs. The Cyclone. Luna Park. All this and much more at the one and only Coney Island.

Saturday, September 28

The Trip to Bountiful
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:00 p.m.
How to end Welcome Week(s)? Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Sound good? A woman’s determination to go home one last time restores home and faith to her family in this Broadway. Book the bus to Bountiful before it closes on October 9.

And that wraps up SDACA’s Welcome Week(s)! But the fun’s not over—plenty of events are still planned, so stay tuned for more. Register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017.

Welcome Week: Part Deux

Six Flags and Spiderman, chalking Pace and walking Chelsea—SDACA’s Welcome Week keeps on.

Monday, September 9

Meet the Greeks
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Courtyard
From the Alpha to the Omega, learn all about sororities and fraternities and what it’s like to be part of Greek Life at Pace.

Tuesday, September 10

Piragua Stand
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza
Ice, ice baby. Vanilla Piña ice, ice baby. Whether you call it a kakigori, gola, piragua, or snow cone, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has plenty to help you take a cool break from the unpredictable heat.

Wednesday, September 11

Transfer Student Mixer
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reading Room
So you’re college savvy but are you Pace savvy? Come and meet with departments, faculty, school advisors, and other transfer students.

Pace’s Got Talent
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Are you a poet? Aspiring rapper?  Masterful guitarist? Have a voice that would make Adele set fire to the rain? Or, simply, just don’t embarrass easily?  Come on down to one the first Pace parties of the school year—the mic is yours! and DJ Spynfo will be there.

9/11 Vigil
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (meet at 8:45 p.m.)
One Pace Plaza
Twelve years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. Please join us to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a vigil, which will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero.  Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.  For more information, contact (212) 346-1295.

Thursday, September 12

Chalk Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza entrance
Using the sidewalk as your canvas, leave your mark on Pace as the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts their annual Chalk Festival. Draw your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world. First prize = $100 gift card; Second prize = $50 gift card; Third prize = $50 gift card.

Fall Activities Fair
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Courtyard
Come down and get your chance to meet all of our clubs and organizations in person all at once!  You can chat with organization representatives, pick up info, and join. The next chance won’t be until spring, so make sure you do not miss this one.

Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Flapjack fundae time! Hang out with students at this pancake and ice cream party.

Friday, September 13

Elevated Acre Trip
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life with a secluded spot 30 feet above street-level. An acre of paths, gardens, and a fake grassy field, Elevated Acre provides sweeping views of the East River and Brooklyn and a great spot to picnic with your welcome event leaders.

Mets Game
6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:50 p.m.
The Amazin’s are taking on the Marlins at Citi Field. Enjoy a night of baseball in Queens for $10. Visit the SDACA Office to pick up your tickets after you sign up online.

MoMA Trip
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:45 p.m.
Free on Fridays after 4:00 p.m., the Museum of Modern Art ignites creativity, creates imagination, and has some of the most unique art featured in NYC.

Saturday, September 14

Six Flags
9:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Meet at Spruce and Gold Street at 9:30 a.m.
Are you ready to shoot through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster, experience world-record-breaking height and speeds of 128MPH on Kingda Ka, or one of many other adrenaline-pumping thrill rides for $30? Just take a deep breath.

Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 12:50 p.m.
Prefer someone else to be propelled into the sky? Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is the right pick for your Saturday afternoon. Enjoy high-flying stunts and adventures performed by someone that’s not you.

Monday, September 16

Veteran Student Reception
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Meet the Dean for Students Marijo Russell O’Grady and mingle with our veteran students at a reception.

Cupcake Crawl
1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, lemon meringue—just a few of the flavors of cupcakes you will experience as you go from one cupcake stop to another. Have your cupcake and eat it too.

Tuesday, September 17

LGBTQA Reception
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union
The Dean for Students and Office of Multicultural Affairs host a welcome reception for all students, where you can hear about resources available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, and questioning students.

Chelsea Walking Tour
3:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:10 p.m.
Explore one of NYC’s most fun neighborhoods with a  walking tour that includes a trip to the High Line, a one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which runs alongside the lower west side of Manhattan. Plus, Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network and delicious foods of their own.

Wednesday, September 18

Amateur Night at the Apollo
6:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater, the legendary venue that has launched the careers of icons like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin. Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, and spoken word artists will try their best to please the audience as you cheer or jeer to decide who stays and who goes. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone.

West Village Walking Tour
1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Join the LGBTQA Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs for a walking tour through the historic West Village.  BYO MetroCard.

Thursday, September 19

9/11 Memorial Visit
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:30 p.m.
Visit the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute to the nearly 3,000 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
5:30 p.m.–9:15 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:15 p.m. From One Direction to President Obama, Marilyn Monroe to Nelson Mandela, the Biebs to the Beatles, meet your favorite celebrities…in wax. And snap some photos to try to fool your friends.

Statue of Liberty
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:15 p.m.
You’re not a true New Yorker until you’ve visited two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Friday, September 20

San Gennaro Festival
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Delicious food and free entertainment that reflects the Italian-American culture and heritage and attracts more than a million people to Little Italy each year.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:45 p.m.
A two-headed calf and albino giraffe. The head of a tourist pickled and various other things that will leave you tickled..or not. Check out more than 500 outrageous exhibits at this Times Square odditorium.

Safe(r) Sex in the City
7:00 p.m. 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a real conversation about safe(r) sex—consent, risk assessment, the use of inclusive language, and barriers that can be used.

You can register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017. For more on SDACA’s plans for you for the last weeks of welcoming, including trips to Coney Island, the Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, the Museum of Sex, and much more, check back next week!

Best (Welcome) Week Ever

VH1’s Best Week Ever may have been picked up after a three year hiatus, but Pace’s NYC students are the ones having the best weeks ever with Broadway shows, cupcake crawls, and much more.

Get ready for not one, not two, not three, but four great weeks of exploring all NYC has to offer—we’re talking baseball, Broadway, and Beyonce…in wax.

Monday, September 2

Welcome BBQ, Food Truck Festival, and Dance Off
5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Don’t spend your Labor Day hard at work unpacking. Take a break to reconnect with your friends from orientation and meet some new ones at a food truck fest and BBQ. Plus, watch your summer orientation dance teams twerk like Miley in the annual dance off championships from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3

Convocation
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of the academic year with food, festivities, and keynote speaker Susan Herman on the Westchester Campus. Buses will be provided from NYC. For more info, visit http://www.pace.edu/convocation/.

Wednesday, September 4

Dude, Where’s My Class?
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Info Desk (One Pace Plaza main entrance lobby)
Y24, E319, Lecture Hall North…where the heck are your classes? Stop by the info desk any time during the day for a class schedule tour, where people will be on-hand to guide you in the right direction.

Yankees vs. White Sox
7:05 p.m. (meet at 6:00 p.m.)
See the Bronx Bombers take on Chicago’s Sox at Yankee Stadium for just $15, plus a $5+ hot dog, if you fancy one. Stop by the SDACA office on the 8th floor for tickets after you sign up online.

Avenue Q
8:00 p.m. (meet at 7:00 p.m.)
Prefer Broadway to ball games and puppets to pinstripes? Then Avenue Q, the hilarious and raunchy Tony Award-winning musical about a bright-eyed college graduate who comes to the big city with big dreams but no money, is right up your alley. Tickets will set you back $45, but you’ll get your ROI from LOL.

Thursday, September 5

Video Game Tournament
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Got game? Whether your guy is Mario, Pac-Man, or Master Chief, bring your mastery and control to a video game tournament.

MP3 Experiment
6:15 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (meet at 6:00 p.m.)
Student Union and Courtyard
Cause a scene with Improv Everywhere, where you’ll download an original MP3 to your phone, synchronize your watch, head out to the determined location, and blend in with others. Then, everyone presses play, and hilarity ensues as participants carry out ridiculous, coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones via narrator “Steve” and everyone else tries to figure out what is going on.

Neon Dance Party
9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Here we glow again! Put on your hot pink headband and white jumpsuit and be the bright light in this big city as SDACA hosts a neon dance party with black lights featuring College Club King DK Zeke.

Friday, September 6

Guided Walking Tour
11:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (meet at 11:30 a.m.)
Meet at Info Desk
Grand Central—it’s grand, it’s centrally-located between the NYC and PLV campuses, and it’s your time to explore it and the surrounding area including the Chrysler Building, Pershing Square, and more.

Pixar Movie Screening
6:00 p.m
Student Union
After a hectic week, spend the night kicking back with a Pixar/Disney double feature: Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. No toy (or monster) gets left behind.

Saturday, September 7

IKEA Trip
1:30 p.m.
Meet at Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Mid-move in and realize those bed sheets don’t fit…or you forgot a lamp? Don’t stress. If you’re in need of some cool dorm decorations, furniture, or even some Swedish meatballs and cinnamon buns, join SDACA as they hop on the water taxi for a trip over to the Scandinavian ready-to-assemble furniture giant, IKEA, in Brooklyn.

An Afternoon at the MET
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Meet at Info Desk
Fabergé. A vintage baseball card collection. Byzantine art. Chinese snuff bottles. You won’t find it all at IKEA—explore the vast collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art along Manhattan’s Museum Mile.

Shop ’Til You Drop
10:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Meet at Spruce and Gold Street at 10:30 a.m.
Get more Banana for your buck at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, NY. Check out their website for coupons and promos.

Monday, September 9

Meet the Greeks
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Courtyard
From the Alpha to the Omega, learn all about sororities and fraternities and what it’s like to be part of Greek Life at Pace.

Tuesday, September 10

Piragua Stand
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza
Ice, ice baby. Vanilla Piña ice, ice baby. Whether you call it a kakigori, gola, piragua, or snow cone, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has plenty to help you take a cool break from the unpredictable heat.

Wednesday, September 11

Transfer Student Mixer
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reading Room
So you’re college savvy but are you Pace savvy? Come and meet with departments, faculty, school advisors, and other transfer students.

Pace’s Got Talent
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Are you a poet? Aspiring rapper?  Masterful guitarist? Have a voice that would make Adele set fire to the rain? Or, simply, just don’t embarrass easily?  Come on down to one the first Pace parties of the school year—the mic is yours! and DJ Spynfo will be there.

9/11 Vigil
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (meet at 8:45 p.m.)
One Pace Plaza
Twelve years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. Please join us to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a vigil, which will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero.  Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.  For more information, contact (212) 346-1295.

Thursday, September 12

Chalk Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza entrance
Using the sidewalk as your canvas, leave your mark on Pace as the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts their annual Chalk Festival. Draw your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world. First prize = $100 gift card; Second prize = $50 gift card; Third prize = $50 gift card.

Fall Activities Fair
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Courtyard
Come down and get your chance to meet all of our clubs and organizations in person all at once!  You can chat with organization representatives, pick up info, and join. The next chance won’t be until spring, so make sure you do not miss this one.

Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Flapjack fundae time! Hang out with students at this pancake and ice cream party.

You can register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017. For more on SDACA’s plans for you September 13 and beyond, including Amateur Night at the Apollo, a cupcake crawl, musicals and museums, and much more, check back next week!

A Welcoming Winter Week

Brooklyn Nets and ice skating outings, Pitch Perfect PJ movie night, carnivals and campus activity fairs. SDCA hosts seven days of fun and games in PLV.

Classes begin on Wednesday, January 23, but SDCA is making sure they’re filling the day with fun. Drop by the Kessel Well beginning at 12:25 p.m. to stuff a bear. Then at 5:30 p.m., head over to the Goldstein Gym to watch the Setters light up the scoreboard as the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on Southern New Hampshire. More info about that game here.

Step right up and enjoy a night of funnel cake, caricature artists, photo booths, and Asian Name Art as the Setter’s Lounge hosts a Night at the Carnival, minus the creepy clowns, on Thursday, January 24 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.

On Friday, January 25, S.O.C.A. invites you to Rep Yuh Flag at their annual party in the Gym.

If you’re in a New York skate of mind, then join SDCA on an ice skating trip to Bryant Park on Saturday, January 26. The bus leaves Briarcliff at 12:00 p.m. and leaves the Kessel Student Center at 12:15 p.m. Buses head back to the PLV Campus from Bryant Park at 4:30 p.m. The event costs $5 and you can register here.

Spend your Sunday getting Pitch-slapped at pajama movie night, featuring the a cappella music mega-hit Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks. It’s aca-awesome!

For $15, go inside the famous new Barclays Center to watch the Brooklyn Nets take on the Orlando Magic (and snack on one of the 37 unique local vendors including Calexico taco, Fatty Cue BBQ, and Blue Marble’s concretes) on Monday, January 28. The bus will leave the Briarcliff Campus at 5:45 p.m., and will then leave from outside the Kessel Student Center at 6:00 p.m. The bus returns to campus at around 10:15 p.m.  Space is limited so sign up today.

Make sure you kick of the semester refreshed and relaxed as SDACA hosts Winter Wellness, featuring massages and paraffin wax hands on Tuesday, January 29, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight in the Setter’s Lounge.

Finally, on Wednesday, January 30, from 12:25 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. dozens of the PLV Campus’ student clubs and orgs will be recruiting new members all over the Kessel Student Center as SDACA hosts the bi-annual Campus Involvement Fair. From BSU to CRU to OLAS to WPAW and so much more, get connected with Pace’s student orgs and clubs. For more info on some of these clubs, check out The Pulse’s handy Pace-O-Poly board.

Welcome Week Crosses the Finish Line

We knew this time would come, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less sad about it. SDACA’s Welcome Week (really, month) comes to an end this weekend.

Monday, September 24
Spy: The Exhibit-Discovery Times Square
5:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Forget what you think you know about spies from movies and novels. This interactive new exhibit will take you beyond the Hollywood fiction and put you face to face with the secret truth that goes on behind the scenes. Encounter real declassified gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the world’s leading intelligence agencies. Experience what it’s like to be a spy firsthand: test your spy skills by navigating your way through an actual laser field. Create your own disguise and alter your voice—even your family and friends won’t recognize you! You’ve always wondered; now you no longer have to. Discover the never-before-seen tools and ideas that have shaped the course of history as we know it. No fiction can compare.

Madame Tussauds
6:30 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
There’s only one way to get Barack Obama, Spider-Man, Rob Pattinson, Carmelo Anthony, Marilyn Monroe, and hundreds of the world’s most fascinating historical, political, and iconic figures in one place. Wax on at Madame Tussauds!  Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square with more than 200 celebrities from film, TV, history, politics, music, and sports, all lined up to provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Don’t forget your camera!

Tuesday, September 25
Budgetnista Seminar

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Student Union
Hate paying bills? So did she, and that’s why she stopped. With the help of Bella the Budgetnista, Tiffany will teach you what how to manage your day-to-day budget without the day-to-day hassle. Time to turn that $700 pair of shoes into a 700 credit score.

Empire State Building Trip
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
What better way to be in the Empire State of Mind than to head 86 flights up to the observation deck for one of the most tremendous open-air 360-degree views of NYC? Or go just a little bit higher, a quarter mile up in the sky to be precise, for an indoor view at the 102nd floor Observatory, the highest public point in New York City.

Wednesday, September 26
Yoga Class
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Meeting Room A in Student Union
Plank. Cobra. Warrior. Sun salutation. Strike a pose! Meet us in the Meeting Room A for a morning yoga session.

Cupcake Crawl
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, lemon meringue—just a few of the flavors of cupcakes you will experience as you go from one cupcake stop to another.  You can have your cake and eat it too at the Third Annual Cupcake Crawl.

Chelsea Market Tour
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Wash down a famous Fat Witch brownie with a glass of delicious Ronnybrook chocolate milk as you tour the popular indoor marketplace and home to the Food Network. You’ll also explore the neighborhood with a walking tour of the Chelsea area, which concludes at the High Line, a one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan, and one of the city’s greatest new treasures.

Friday, September 28
Statue of Liberty Trip
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
No visit to the New York City area is complete without a trip to two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Statue Cruises offers departures throughout the day from both New York and New Jersey for the convenience of out-of-town visitors and local residents alike.

Dumbo Arts Festival
6:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
Right over the Brooklyn Bridge you’ll find a three-day celebration of art, music, and performance. The Dumbo Arts Festival highlights Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art. Check out outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections, visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street, musicians, dancers, poets, performance and circus artists throughout the neighborhood, on street corners, and in the park. The event, which runs from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, attracts 200,000 visitors over three days, more than 500 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages, and 100 programming partners. For more info, click here.

Chaplin: The Musical
7:15 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza (Meeting Place)
From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, Chaplin: The Musical tells the story of film icon Charlie Chaplin, the man who forever changed the way America went to the movies.

For more info on Welcome Week events, check out their blog at http://pacewelcomesnyc.wordpress.com/. To register for events, click here.

Pace’s Best Welcome Week Ever Continues

This week, SDACA puts the “weeeeeee” in Welcome Week with rollercoasters at Great Adventure, Bring it On: The Musical on Broadway, a pancake and ice cream bonanza, and much more! >>Read More

Wednesday, September 12
Transfer student? Well, we’ve got a mixer for you! Meet, mix, and mingle with other transfer students new to Pace at a Transfer Student event from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. the Student Union.

Thursday, September 13
Want to meet all of the NYC Campus’ clubs and organizations? Stop by the Fall Activities Fair, which you can learn more about here. Later that evening, it’s a flapjack fundae as Residence Hall Association hosts the pancake and ice cream bonanza from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

Friday, September 14
SDACA wants to take you out to the ball game, so grab your Metrocard and head to the Bronx to see the Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays for $15.

Prefer cheerleading to baseball? Bring It On: The Musical is a better option for you. Check out this brand new Broadway show, which tells the story of rival high school cheer squads and the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition, for just $30.

Saturday, September 15
A musical or amusement park? Spend your Saturday one of two great ways: shooting through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster, experiencing world-record-breaking height and speeds of 128MPH on Kingda Ka, or one of many other adrenaline-pumping thrill rides  for $30; OR find out what happens to a small town boy living in a lonely world as you rock out to some of the 80s greatest hits from Journey, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Joan Jett, and more in Broadway’s Rock of Ages for $60.

Monday, September 17
Got the 90s nostalgia? Come watch the most memorable episodes of the 90s Nickelodeon era at a throwback marathon in the Student Union at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18
If you want to know who the kings of New York are, head on over to the Nederlander Theatre to see Broadway’s hit show Newsies for $50.

For more info, visit the Welcome Week blog, and check back next week for the latest in Welcome Week events including Amateur Night at the Apollo, shopping trips and food festivals, and more!

Best. Weeks. Ever.

Get ready for not one, not two, not three, but almost four great weeks of everything from tropical island cookouts to dance competitions to Fashion’s Night Out on the NYC Campus. Even McKayla Maroney is impressed. >>Read More

In August, first-year students should have received an email from SDACA asking you to register for Welcome Week. If you haven’t already registered, get to it! Registration is $16 and includes free access to many of the more than 60 events being held on the NYC Campus. All events that have additional cost will be listed. For more info, visit the Welcome Week blog.

Monday, September 3
Pace offices may be closed on Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean SDACA is taking any time off! Enjoy the holiday with a plate of island fare and new friends at the Tropical Island Cookout from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Later that evening, the best of the best dancers from your Orientation sessions go head-to-head for cash prizes and bragging rights at the 2nd Annual Dance Competition hosted by the OLs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union.

Tuesday, September 4
You may still be waiting for classes to start, but your academic experience begins at Convocation on the PLV Campus, featuring festivities and a keynote address on justice from Harvard professor and bestselling author, Michael Sandel. You can read more about what’s in store at the event here. Remember, transportation will be provided for all NYC students (and the event is mandatory for first-year students), so all you have to do is get on a bus and enjoy some snacks as we head north to PLV.

Once the bus gets you back to the NYC Campus, it’s all about the Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and more at the Super Hero Movie Marathon from 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the Student Union.

Wednesday, September 5
Y24, E319, Lecture Hall North. Dude, where are my classes? We know how hard it to navigate the building, so stop by the Pace Info Desk at the main entrance to One Pace Plaza any time from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to guide you in the right direction. From 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Dean for Students Marijo Russell O’Grady, PhD, hosts a Student Veterans reception in the Student Union Meeting Room A to honor those who have served our country. That night, head to the Student Union from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to sing, dance, juggle, or show your fellow Setter one of your many talents at the Talent Showcase.

Thursday, September 6
Stop by the Student Union from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. as Dean O’Grady welcomes incoming LGBTQA students! Come enjoy fun, food, and games and meet LGBTQA and Social Justice Center staff and student leaders. Your Spidey-senses will start to tingle that night at the high-flying adventure that is Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Tickets are $50. Also that night, if Spiderman isn’t your style, are sample sales and fashion shows? If so, join SDCA on a little field trip for Fashion’s Night Out, featuring editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers flooding stores for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza.

Friday, September 7
The fun continues at the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center as they host a special welcome at the Center at noon in 41 Park Row Room 903. Learn about upcoming events, volunteer and internship opportunities, and other dynamic program, as you mingle, eat, and play games. Contact lgbtqacenter@pace.edu for more information. Later that afternoon, let’s talk about the trip to the Museum of Sex, where you’ll be presented with the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality for $18. (What, you were expecting a more controversial description?) At 6:25 p.m., let SDACA take you to the ball game (peanuts and crackerjacks on you), as they head to Queens to see the Mets in action at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves for $15. Don’t forget to bring your Metrocard!

Saturday, September 8
Mid-move in and realize those bedsheets don’t fit…or you forgot a lamp? Don’t stress. If you’re in need of some cool dorm decorations, furniture, or even some Swedish meatballs, join SDACA as they hop on the ferry for a trip over to the Scandinavian ready-to-assemble furniture giant IKEA in Brooklyn from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10
It’s time for some salsa with the Senators. Meet your class and school representatives and learn more about who will be representing you for the 2012-2013 school year over some salsa at 12:20 p.m. in the Student Union. Sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Tuesday, September 11
Pace commemorated the 11th anniversary of September 11 with a 9/11 Vigil. Please join us to remember and honor those we lost on September 11, 2001 and show your support for our downtown community at a 9:00 p.m. vigil sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

Welcome Week continues next week with a chalk festival and fall activities fair, Six Flags and speedboats, flapjacks and football, and much more. Stay tuned.

Pace’s Best (Welcome) Week Ever Comes to an End

The curtain’s ready to close on SDACA’s best weeks ever. Well, almost. Broadway shows, a scavenger hunt, field trips to Great Adventure, laser tag, and much more round out Welcome Week(s) in NYC!

September 15
Escape to Tibet…a ferry ride away on Staten Island. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in a guided tour of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.

Let’s talk about sex from 3:30 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. at a sexual health session in the Student Union’s Meeting Room.

STOMP on over to off-Broadway’s high-energy, percussive symphony, coupled with dance, played entirely on unconventional instruments–garbage can lids, buckets, brooms, and sticks.

Finally, Roberto Vanderpool brings the funny at Comedy Night from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Student Union.

September 16 
About-face, head out your door, and get over to a Boot Camp Class with a guest personal trainer who will give you that intense work out you need to make the RHA’s Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room feel well-deserved.

Then, work it all off again at the NYC Scavenger Hunt where you’ll venture around some of the city’s famous spots. From Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, Battery Park to Central Park—you are sure make some new friends and learn the city in the fastest two hours of your life. 

September 17
Spend your Saturday one of three great ways: shooting through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s new Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster; participating in a community service project at Seward Park in Chinatown; or checking out Harry Potter phenom Daniel Radcliffe in his Broadway hit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

September 18 
If you’re looking for an all-day shopping spree, then join your friends at a trip to Tanger Outlets, with more than 85 stores to choose from.

If not, there are plenty of other Welcome Week events happening: Join SDCA in a trip to the Museum of Sex (hey, Maggie Gyllenhaal was there just a few weeks ago!); give back to the community at a Food Bank Community Service event; or put down the cheesy plastic gun and pick up a paintball gun and enjoy a “friendly” game of laser tag unlike any you’ve ever played before.

September 19

Unemployed? Have work study and looking for a job on campus? Stop by the Student Aide Fair and meet with prospective on-campus employers. Dress for success (keep the flip flops in your closet, please.)

Looking for the latest trends but don’t have the cash for Fashion Week’s collections? Take the Thrift Store Tour for the cheapest stores around the city.

Finally, climb the 30’ tall rock climbing wall at the Field House at Chelsea Piers. Climbers of all skill levels will be challenged as experienced instructors teach you all of the necessary safety techniques, communication commands, belaying, and climbing skills.

September 20
Got the 90s nostalgia? Count down the 10 most memorable episodes of the 90s Nickelodeon era at the Nickelodeon Throwback Marathon in the Student Union from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ever wondered where you can purchase a gluten-free meal that’s tasty and healthy? Take the Vegan Tour and walk to the top spots that prepare vegan meals, ingredients to cook vegan meals, and more!

September 21 

Parks, Broadway, and zoos: your perfect NYC Wednesday.

Kick off your morning with the leaping lemurs, hissing cockroaches, and cave-dwelling crocs at the Bronx Zoo (Wednesday is suggested donation day); spend your afternoon with your orientation leaders outdoors playing games in Central Park; find out how a group of struggling East Village friends and artists spend their 525,600 minutes in Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical, Rent, back on Broadway!

To register for any of these events, click here!

Pace’s Best (Welcome) Week Ever

VH1’s Best Week Ever may have been cancelled, but Pace’s is just a few days from premiering. Get ready for not one, not two, but almost three great weeks of everything from tropical island cookouts to dance competitions to scavenger hunts on the NYC Campus.

Over the next week, while students are getting ready to move in and gearing up for classes, NYC’s Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA) is bringing you these events to help you get settled and stuffed:

September 3

You’re mid-move in and realized you forgot a lamp…or some cool wall art? Don’t freak out. If you’re in need of some cool dorm decorations, furniture, or even some Swedish meatballs, join SDACA as they hop on the ferry for a trip over to the Scandinavian ready-to-assemble furniture giant IKEA in Brooklyn. Rather go a few blocks from campus to neighboring TriBeCa? SDACA will make like Buzz Lightyear and head to Bed, Bath, and Beyond!

September 4

Enjoy a little field trip to meet some beat boxing extra terrestrials. Experience for yourself the international, intergalactic musical explosion from the Voca People of the planet Voca, located somewhere behind the sun. Live on stage they combine acapella and beat box to create a musical experience that’s truly out of this world and a comic close encounter of the absolutely hilarious kind.

Less into singing aliens and more into eating and exploring? Take SDACA’s Chelsea Tour. Grab a Fat Witch brownie, wash it down with some Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate, and browse the more than 30 other markets, bakeries, and shops located in Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network. While you’re there, head right over to the High Line, NYC’s one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which has spots to sunbathe and people watch, food vendors, public art installations, one-of-a-kind horticulture and architecture, and more!

September 5

Pace offices may be closed on Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean SDACA is off! Three events will have you feeling like you’re sailing, dancing, and enjoying some tropical island food as if you were on the beach with your families. Plus, pirates.

Relive Captain Jack Sparrow’s adventures on the high seas with a Pirates of the Caribbean movie marathon, including the latest installment of the blockbuster film series; then, take a step outside to the courtyard and grab a plate of island fare at the Tropical Island Cookout; and cap off the night watching your summer orientation dance teams bust a move in a dance competition for bragging rights and cash prizes.

September 6

You may still be waiting for classes to start, but your academic experience begins at Convocation on the PLV Campus, featuring festivities and a keynote address from Chris Cleave, best-selling author of this year’s Common Reading, Little Bee. You can read more about what’s in store at the event (maybe some inflatable velcro walls?) here. Remember, transportation will be provided for all NYC students (and the event is mandatory for first-year students), so all you have to do is get on a bus and enjoy some snacks as we head north to PLV.

Once the bus gets you back to the NYC Campus, Hot 97’s DJ Spynfo will be waiting with an open mic night, so if you’re a poet who knows it, a rapper who can give Jay-Z a run for his money, looking to set fire to the rain like Adele, or you just don’t embarrass easily, head on down to the Student Union and bring your A-minor game.

September 7

Y24, E319…where the heck are your classes? Need help? Stop by the Welcome Center (one Pace Plaza main entrance lobby) any time during the day for a Class Schedule Tour, where your orientation leaders, peer leaders, and ASPIRE volunteers will be on-hand to guide you in the right direction in the event you may need assistance.

But just because the learning is starting doesn’t mean the fun and food are over. The Dean for Students has some fresh fruit to get you going in the morning, SGA is bringing you the Cupcake Stop at noon, and the Honors College is treating its students to a welcome picnic, and if you were lucky enough to score some of those $10 tickets to watch the Yankees take on the Orioles, you’ll be heading to the Bronx. If not, you won’t have to head all the way to Coney Island for the Coney Island Boardwalk Bash, where you can meet students from different classes; reunite with your friends from your Orientation session; enjoy live music from the Benjamins, and games and prizes (from iPads to TVs to Mountain Bikes). There will also be a Dunk Tank and Coney Island-style treats such as cotton candy, salt water taffy, and snow cones.

September 8

Get your shopping on in one of the shopping capitals of the world SoHo as you venture on a SoHo/Canal Street Walking Tour. And make sure to stop by the Welcome Center to get info on all the events and star sightings going around the city for Fashion’s Night Out!

To register  for any or all of these events, click here.

Next week, we’ll give you the scoop on what’s going on September 9 through 16, so stay tuned!