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

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

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

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.
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.
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!