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.
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.

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!