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Homecoming 2014

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Join the festivities when alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and friends get together for an event-filled weekend.

Homecoming and Family Weekend come to campus this October as NYC and PLV gear-up for some serious fun. These celebrations aren’t reserved for only students and families–staff and faculty are invited, too. On the Westchester Campus, Homecoming kicks off Thursday, October 9 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the athletics fields, and includes the second annual Faces of Pace Celebration, Alumni Panel discussion, Homecoming Extravaganza and much more. In NYC, Homecoming starts on Monday, October 20, and continues until Saturday, October 25. Events include a welcome reception, Family Brunch, Legends and Leaders Dinner, and more. Check out the list of events below for just a small taste of all Pace has to offer for Homecoming 2014.

Westchester Campus

Thursday, October 9

9:30 p.m.

Step and Stroll ShowGoldstein Gym

Come join us for the only Step and Stroll Show that occurs in Westchester County. Watch members of organization at Pace University and the local area Step and Stroll their way to be awarded top honors by Pace University.


Friday, October 10

8:00 p.m.

Think Pink Fashion ShowWillcox Gym

9:00 p.m.

Trip To Blaze: See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through a historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display—all made of jack o’ lanterns! Stroll through the Tunnel O’ Pumpkin Love and emerge to the incredible sight of a gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Box springing up and bouncing around.


Saturday, October 11

12:00 p.m.

Homecoming ExtravaganzaMiller Lawn

Come check out the variety of fun activities, participate in our chili cook-off, ride our mechanical bull, sing a song in live band karaoke, 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!


4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Second Annual Faces of Pace Celebration: Welcome Reception and Dinner
All Faces of Pace attendees are invited to kick off the festivities at our Welcome Reception! Athletics alumni, Greek alumni, former student leaders, and alumni leaders are invited to reconnect with their peers in specially designated areas. At 6:00 p.m., celebrate Homecoming at the Second Annual Faces of Pace Dinner. Join the festivities as we honor Professor Nicholas Catalano, who recently celebrated his 50th year of service to Pace! Stay for the bonfire at 9:00 p.m.


Sunday, October 12

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. Don’t forget to stop by for your donut and cider for the ultimate pumpkin picking experience.


11:30 a.m.

Broadway Show, front of Kessel Student Center

Take a trip into New York with your family and friends to see Tony Award-winning play on Broadway Wicked. Transportation provided. 


New York City Campus

Wednesday, October 22

12:00 p.m.

OktoberfestPace Courtyard, Student Union, Frankfort Parking Lot, and Multipurpose Room

Join us for 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.

Homecoming Pep RallyC-Level Gymnasium

The only way to celebrate the new school year is with a Pep Rally. Deejays, games, sport teams, cheerleaders, and the Homecoming Court will be on hand for a night filled with laughter and fun.


Thursday, October 23

8:00 p.m.

Homecoming Concert, C-Level Gymnasium

Come enjoy our annual Homecoming Concert featuring performances by Natalia Kills and more. 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 24

9:00 p.m.

Annual Homecoming FormalBianco Room

Join us as we kick off our 2nd Annual Homecoming Formal. Dress to impress in your best formal wear and enjoy a banquet to celebrate the New Year. Dress code strictly enforced. Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the formal.


Saturday, October 25

11:00 a.m.

"Pace Family" Brunch
Students, parents, and families are invited to a light brunch where President Stephen J. Friedman will give an update on Pace, the NYC master plan, and Pace’s future. Alumni, faculty, and staff are also invited.

2:00 p.m.

Homecoming Bazaar
Bring your whole family to enjoy a traditional street bazaar, with games, booths, pictures, prizes, and more!

5:00 p.m.

Leader and Legends Reception and Dinner
Enjoy dinner and dancing with our current student leaders and faculty organization advisers. All alumni and their families are welcome as we celebrate your special Pace connections.

For a full schedule of events on both campuses, please visit the Homecoming website.