Homecoming 2013

Homecoming and Family Weekend get underway this month with events planned for all members of the Pace Community.

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. In NYC, Family Week starts on Wednesday, October 16 and continues until Sunday, October 20. Events include a welcome reception, cooking with a dean, several Broadway shows, an alumni pub crawl, and more. On the PLV Campus, Homecoming kicks off Thursday, October 24 and includes the 50 Years, 50 Faces Reception and Dinner, a student unity parade, football game, and much more. Check out the list of events below for just a small taste of all Pace has to offer for Homecoming 2013.

NYC Campus

Thursday, October 17

8:00 p.m., Homecoming Concert

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!

Saturday, October 19

11:00 a.m., Pace Family Brunch ($10)
Students, parents, alumni, and administration are invited to 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.

  • Cooking with Dean Marijo: Spend some time with Dean Marijo Russell-O’Grady and her special guest as she prepares some of her favorite recipes and tricks of her trade in the kitchen.
  • Dancing with the Pace Stars: Learn from the best NYC dance faculty and students in the brand new Performing Arts building at 140 William Street.
  • Pace Encore Transition Program with Marci Alboher
  • Leveraging Social Media in your Professional Life with Professor Jonathan Hill
  • New Tax Law: Planning for Year End 2013 with Pace’s financial experts
  • Viva La Tortuga: A student documentary screening with Keith Reynolds

3:00 p.m., Keeping Pace Pub Crawl!
Relive your college days as a Pace student as we visit some of the downtown locations you frequented as a student—when you weren’t studying, of course! (must be 21 years of age and have a valid state-issued ID to attend this event)

7:00 p.m., Leaders and Legends Dinner Celebration ($20)
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 ($55, $40, $30)
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)
  • Newsies ($93)
  • Matilda ($47)

Sunday, October 20

10:00 a.m., Farewell Breakfast


Westchester Campus

Friday, October 25, 2013

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
Join us in Parking Lot F at the conclusion of the Student Unity Parade for a Pep Rally, bon fire, food trucks, and live music by Scarletta.

9:00 p.m., Great Pumpkin Blaze In Sleepy Hollow ($10)
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, 2013

11:00 a.m., Homecoming Extravaganza
Join us on the Football Field and 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!

6:00 p.m., 50 Years, 50 Faces Reception And Dinner ($50)
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! Go to www.pace.edu/50FacesFacStaff to register online. For more information and an e-vite to share with alumni you know, contact Michele Camardella or Dawn Rigney in the Alumni Relations Office.

Don’t forget, as a faculty or staff member, you’re eligible to be a Guest Judge (Step and Stroll, Banner, and Fabulosity) or register to ride on a float for the Unity Parade.

For a full schedule of events on both campuses, please visit www.pace.edu/homecoming.