50 Days and 50 Nights
Are you ready to swipe right for the 50 first dates of fun events to kick off the school year? With slip n’ slides, feasts of free food, crafts, and ways to mingle and make friends, SDCA’s 50 Days and 50 Nights at PLV is the place to be.
50 Days and 50 Nights equals hundreds of opportunities for fun on campus. Here's what SDCA has planned for you folks in Westchester:
Tuesday, September 6
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center
Seeing with Class of 2020 vision? Join fellow freshmen for Pace’s Ninth Annual Convocation—an exciting ceremony that sets the tone for your upcoming years at the University. Hear from fellow students and keynote speaker Hillary Knepper, PhD, and enjoy a free lunch following the festivities at 1:00 p.m. Learn more here.
Campus Involvement Fair
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
Meet the dozens of student clubs and organizations that fill the Pleasantville Campus with events, programming, and life. From reporting for The Pace Chronicle newspaper, to finding your rhythm with the 808’s step team, there’s something for everyone. To learn more about student clubs and organizations at Pace, check out our Pace-OPoly board.
Week of Welcome (WOW)
All day | Various locations
Get WOWed by all that Pace has to offer at the Week of Welcome Program! As a new student, you will participate in activities, events, and presentations introducing you to the campus, your peers, and your community for the next four years. Today’s events include Convocation at Goldstein Fitness Center, lunch with faculty at 1:00 p.m., Campus Involvement Fair at 2:30 p.m. on Alumni Lawn, a mall trip and open house tours at 3:30 p.m., and concludes with a Zumba class at 4:30 p.m. in the Aerobics Room of Goldstein Fitness Center.
Wednesday, September 7
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
It may seem like the freshmen are hogging all the attention, but sophomores, it’s your time to shine! Celebrate making it through your first year and transitioning into the new semester by picking up a free t-shirt to show your sophomore Pace pride.
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
In need of a little cash flow to get you through the semester? Come to the job fair to check out open positions in departments on the PLV Campus and local employers looking for part-time workers.
12:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite
Summer has come and passed, which means the five orientation sessions on campus have passed as well. Missed the chance to attend? No worries! In a one-hour session, our orientation staff will help you get acquainted with our campus layout, other new students, and learn about all of Pace’s services and programs from your peers and faculty in a fun and welcoming environment.
Field Hockey vs. Adelphi
6:00 p.m. | Finnerty Field
Field your desire to catch a game and cheer on the Setters at home as they take on Adelphi University, which was one of six teams to qualify for the 2015 NCAA Field Hockey Championship Tournament.
Alumni Hall Opening Program
9:00 p.m. | Alumni Hall
You may be a few years off from alumni status, but did you know Alumni Hall houses about 95% of Pace PLV’s first-year students and is home to First-year Interest Groups (FIGs)? Come together with the Alumni Hall community and get to know each other through a series of fun activities and stations.
Thursday, September 8
Annual Block Party
5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
New kid on the block? Join the Black Student Union (BSU) for their annual block party featuring music, dancing, food, and fun. Come out and celebrate on a Thursday night.
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
In the mood for BBQ and getting to know Greek life? Get your fill on free food, meet the fraternities and the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and lounge out on Miller Lawn.
Happy Hour: Comedian Adam Grabowski
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Boudreau Lounge
Need a good laugh? Grab a seat for Adam Grabowski, who was rated top college touring comedian for the past several years.
This I Believe Book Circle
9:30 p.m. | Alumni Hall
Did you learn an interesting lesson or two from This I Believe: Life Lessons? Stop by Alumni Hall to share your favorite passages or your own crafted passages with fellow first-year students.
Friday, September 9
Wall of Expression
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
Come together with the PLV community and Alpha Chi Epsilon to create a 9/11 memorial by spray painting words of emotion about the tragedy on a door. Read more.
Setter Leadership Initiatives Opening Reception
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite
Longing to be a leader? The Setters Leadership Program is a premier, three-tiered program specific to the PLV Campus. Students in this program attend several workshops and seminars specifically targeted to developing leaders. Attend this opening reception and learn how to get involved!
Football vs. Assumption
7:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
Are you ready for some football? In their first home game, the Setters will take on Assumption College. A special ceremony honoring the softball championship ring will take place at halftime.
42nd Street in Pleasantville
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Dreaming of the concrete jungle? There’s nothing you can’t do now that you’re at 42nd Street in PLV. There will be music, food, airbrush art, caricatures, and performances. Get a taste of the Big Apple right in your backyard.
Saturday, September 10
Race for the Cure
7:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Central Park, NYC
Race for the cure in Central Park! Last year Pace had the largest team from a university or college with 120 participants. Register here for $45 and commit to running cancer out of town.
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Who let the dogs out? Alpha Chi Rho on Miller Lawn! Join the brothers of AXP and the SPCA of Westchester to help pets find new homes in our local community.
City Saturday: Brooklyn Bridge
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | PLV Train Station
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to conquer one of NYC’s most exciting and scenic spots. At a little more than a mile in length, a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge will provide an amazing Snapchat story, unforgettable memories, and leave you with enough time to explore all that Lower Manhattan and DUMBO have to offer.
IFC Philanthropy Dinner
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Join the Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Pace for a feast fit for a fraternity! This fun, banquet-style dinner complete with karaoke will inform new potential members on the different philanthropies for which each organization fundraises.
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Alumni Lawn
Stay golden and meet other residents on campus with this welcome back BBQ. Talk about a great way to meat (haha) and greet.
Sunday, September 11
9/11 Candlelight Vigil
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Kessel Café
Join Alpha Phi Delta and the PLV community to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a candlelight vigil. Read more.
Monday, September 12
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room
Think tie-dye is groovy? So do the sisters of Sigma Iota Chi! Join them and get crafty dying t-shirts to add some color to your look.
9:15 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
If you love something, set it free. Write wishes, dreams, and aspirations on a piece of wish paper, which when lit leaves little to no ash or embers. Sweet dreams.
Tuesday, September 13
POWER Meeting: Women’s Group
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Center for Unity and Equality
Who runs the world? Come discuss gender inequality, indulge in delicious snacks, and chat about issues of dating, learning, and possibly Beyoncé.
Plant a Flower
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Looking for a little sprout of happiness? Come meet the sisters of Nu Zeta Phi to plant a flower and add some pizazz to your space.
Wednesday, September 14
Sundaes with NALFO
12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Well
Get your ice cream...social. Join the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Council (NALFO) at Pace for this bonding event where you can enjoy ice cream while learning about each organization and its members.
Commuter Life Programming: Welcome Welcome One and All
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Commuter students, take a detour from your day for this event and meet other commuters and commuter assistants on campus, eat free ice cream, and enter to win a giveaway!
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. |Kessel Student Center, Conference Room A/B
Looking for some time to chill-ary and talk politics? Have opinions about which presidential and local candidates will trump the others at the polls? Join the Center for Community Action and Research to talk voting options and observations, eat free food, and stay informed so you can rock the vote whichever way you choose.
Circle of Greeks
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Goldstein Fitness Center
Think you wanna go Greek, but just don’t know the difference between Alpha Lambda Sigma and Sigma Lambda Upsilon? Don’t fret. Head to the Circle of Greeks, where fraternities and sororities will be present and telling students all about their organizations.
Thursday, September 15
Study Abroad Fair
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Kessel Student Center
Settled into campus but looking to jet set in the near future? Stop by to learn about all of the international opportunities available from full semesters in Florence, to short-term faculty-led courses in Costa Rica. Learn more here.
IFC Casino Night
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room
Ready to take a break from studying and test your luck? Come out and play casino games such as black jack, roulette, Texas hold 'em, and a number wheel with the Interfraternity Council (IFC).
Happy Hour: Comedian Aarona Lopez
8:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, Boudreau Lounge
Take a seat for some great standup comedy. Catch comedian Aarona Lopez, who was a cast member on season seven of MTV’s Wild 'N Out.
Friday, September 16
Slip 'N Slide with DKE
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Slide into the new semester for a good cause with the brothers of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Take a turn on their slip 'n slide to raise money for juvenile diabetes.
The Founding Years
5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Join the community for this annual event held to celebrate the anniversaries of all Pace University organizations.
8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. | Kessel Student Center
Upperclassmen, it’s your time to shine and unwind. Come out for upperclassmen takeover for a fresh start to the year complete with D.I.Y. body scrubs and terrariums, freshly-made sandwiches, outdoor games, crafts, and more!
Looking for September 17 and on? Check back in soon as we continue to highlight 50 Days and 50 Nights events.
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