There’s No Place Like Home…coming

Somewhere over the rainbow, you’ll find Oktoberfest and obstacle courses, pep rallies and parades, concerts and contests, and so much more waiting for you. We’ve got a feeling we’re not at Pace anymore. >>Read More

NYC will be the first to celebrate Homecoming this year on October 14–20. Here’s what’s happening: 

Monday, October 14

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Photo Extravaganza with T-Bone
We’ll get a picture of you my pretties…and your little dog, too. Come take pictures with thee Pace Setter himself: T-Bone. Your picture may end up being the Photo of the Moment on the Pace Portal.

Tuesday, October 15

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Obstacle Course
Put ‘em up and represent your class as you battle to the finish and win cool prizes.

Wednesday, October 16 

12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pace Courtyard Student Union Frankfort Lot and MPR
Dorothy, you’re not in NYC anymore. Willkommen in Deutschland! Join in an afternoon of authentic Oktoberfest food, activities, and games. Departments and student organizations will also be hosting carnival games during the event.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Homecoming Pep Rally
C-Level Gymnasium
If you’ve ever wanted a taste of the PLV Campus, you’ve got it. DJs, games, sport teams, cheerleaders, and the Homecoming Court will be on hand for a night.

Thursday, October 17 

8:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Homecoming Concert
C-Level Gymnasium
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Trust us when we tell you that P.A.C.E Board has got this. Last year, they brought you 2 Chainz, Dev, and Rita Ora, and Kanye West and John Legend even showed up. This year’s Homecoming concert features performances by DJ Earworm, French Montana, and a headline to be announced later this week. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and close at 11:00 p.m.; no re-entry will be allowed after that time.

Friday, October 18

5:00 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Reception

Join Dyson Dean Nira Herrmann as she kicks off Homecoming Weekend at a complimentary cocktail reception and showcase of Pace’s musical theater students as they perform a private concert just for you in the new Performing Arts building at 140 William Street!

8:00 p.m.
Broadway Shows

  • Wicked, $90: The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good… before Dorothy dropped in.
  • Motown, $45: Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, the Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, and more.
  • Annie, $49: Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. The sun will come out tomorrow.

9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
Annual Homecoming Formal
Multipurpose Room
Dress to impress in your best formal wear and enjoy a banquet to celebrate the New Year. Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the formal.

Saturday, October 19

11:00 a.m.
Pace Family Brunch
Enjoy a light brunch where President Stephen J. Friedman will give an update on the amazing things happening at Pace.

1:00 p.m.
Seminar Shorts

A variety of fun and informative programs hosted by Pace’s esteemed faculty, students, and administrators including cooking with Dean for Students Marijo, Dancing with the Pace Stars, leveraging social media in your professional life, Viva La Tortuga, and more.

3:30 p.m.
Double Decker Bus Tour ($25)
Spruce and Gold Street

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum ($25)
1 Pace Plaza (front)

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not ($25)
1 Pace Plaza (front)

7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Homecoming Dinner Celebration
Student Union
Enjoy dinner and dancing as we recognize our alumni who made significant contributions as students and continue to as alumni.

7:30 p.m.
Pace Presents: Recuerdo Tango
Schimmel Theatre
A tango tale in three parts, Recuerdo reflects on the present, past and everyday life through a series of vignettes and features nine outstanding dancers, a quartet and vocalist under the direction of renowned dancer and choreographer Mariela Franganillo and Bob McAndrew.

8:00 p.m.
Broadway Shows

  • Lion King ($99): The classic journey of young royal heir Simba—giraffes strut, birds swoop, and gazelles leap in a dazzling panorama that overwhelms the sense and inspires you with the wonder of life.
  • Newsies ($93): The rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.
  • Matilda ($47): Armed with intelligence and extraordinary powers, Matilda retaliates against terrible parents and a vicious headmistress and soon turns the tables on them.

Sunday, October 20

10:00 a.m.
Farewell Breakfast

>>Register for NYC events here.

The Westchester Campus is just one week later on October 24–27

Thursday, October 24

9:30 p.m.
Step and Stroll Show
Goldstein Gym
Stop by to see as steppin’ and strollin’ take over the Goldstein Gym. Doors open at 8:15 p.m.

Friday, October 25

6:00 p.m.
Student Unity Parade
Gather your friends and family to come watch and enjoy the parade as we kick-off Homecoming weekend with our royal court, football team, campus organizations, and pep band, and campus organizations show off their decorating skills and parade their way to the football field.

7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Kick-Off

Lot F
After the Student Unity Parade, it’s time to put a little pep in your step with the annual pep rally, bon fire, food trucks, and live music by Scarletta.

9:00 p.m.
Great Pumpkin Blaze In Sleepy Hollow
See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display–all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Saturday, October 26

9:00 a.m.
Setters 5K Fun Run
After a successful inaugural year, the Setters 5K Fun Run is back for a second run. Rise, shine, and run to help benefit the Pace Athletics Annual Fund.

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Extravaganza
Football Field
Check out the variety of fun activities—participate in our chili cook-off, play games, and win prizes, or just sit back and enjoy some food and conversation with friends. No matter what you choose, you’ll want to be here!

1:00 p.m. Football Game
Football Field
Homecoming wouldn’t be complete without some football. The winless Setters take on Assumption College, but make no assumptions—your Pace Pride may give the Setters their first win. Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during half-time followed by a performance by the Pace University Drum Line. There will be giveaways for the first 1,000 fans.

3:30 p.m.
Alumni/Student Meet-Up

Under tent in Parking Lot F
Immediately following the game, alumni, families and current Pace seniors are invited back to the Homecoming tent to meet with our current student organizations and affinity groups. Reconnect with your favorite clubs and activities! Light refreshments will be served.

6:00 p.m.
50 Years, 50 Faces Reception And Dinner
($15 for students/$25 for parents)
Join President Stephen J. Friedman, host David Pecker ’72, and the Gold Ribbon Committee for a special reception and dinner in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Pleasantville Campus!

10:00 p.m.
Homecoming Party
Willcox Gym
After a full day of fun, like Miley, we can’t stop…we won’t stop. Join the rest of the Pace community to celebrate Homecoming weekend and break out your Pace spirit with some music and dancing.

Sunday, October 27

11:00 a.m.
Pumpkin Picking Trip

Front of Kessel Student Center
Join us in our annual pumpkin picking trip that has become a Homecoming tradition. Cap off your pumpkin picking with a donut and cider.

11:30 a.m.
Broadway Show

Front of Kessel Student Center
Take a trip into NYC with your family and friends to see Tony Award-winning play Wicked. Transportation provided.

7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Student Finale

Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
End your homecoming weekend with a bang! Join your fellow students in Gottesman for the hilarious entertainment of Carlie and Doni.

>>Register for PLV events here.

For a full schedule of events on both campuses, please visit