How to Stay Organized in College

By Hannah Rodriguez ‘15. Hannah is a junior transfer pursuing a BBA in Global Marketing Management.

Many students come to college unsure of the social and academic balance. We are all focused on doing well in school, meeting new people, and getting that dream internship! All of this can make you stressed if not properly planned out. I have listed some of my organization and planning tips that get me through each semester.

1. Carry a planner with you at all times! I’ve had many cases where employers have called me asking to set up interviews, and thanks to my planner, I can sort everything out while on the phone.

2. Create folders for every class with the syllabus highlighted. This has helped me when I need to go back and study. Trust me, it helps!

3. Highlight special events on your calendar. I strategically plan deadlines for myself (for internship applications or anything else) and highlight the deadline in a specific color so I know it needs to get done.

4. Every night before I go to bed, I take out everything I need for the following day. I also make a to-do list that sits on top of those items. This helps me start the day with everything I need.

5. Give yourself “me” time. I never used to do this, but I’ve realized taking those few extra hours to do nothing but what I want to do allows me to recharge and stay focused on my goals.

This post is part of a new series written by members of the Lubin Social Media Ambassador Team. Stay tuned to learn more about how our ambassadors are living the #LubinLife!

Photos via Creative Commons on Flickr

On Sunday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. the cast of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother sits down with James Lipton for a taping of Inside the Actors Studio. That’s right: Jason Segel, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, and, of course, Neil Patrick Harris will be at Pace’s Schimmel Theatre. To learn more, visit

You have the right to get really really excited. Inside the Actors Studio is proud to welcome a very special guest on Tuesday, August 5: Law and Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay.

Ticket information

Pace Students

  • Pace BFA/BA Performing Arts majors: Please join the Performing Arts Majors standby line which forms along the hallway adjacent to the Schimmel balcony. A Pace ID admits ONE and you must be in line in order to receive a ticket. This is a standby line and does NOT guarantee admission.
  • All other Pace students: Please join the Pace student (non-Performing Arts) standby line which forms along the hallway adjacent to the Bianco Room. A Pace ID admits ONE and you must be in line in order to receive a ticket. This is a standby line and does NOT guarantee admission.

Friends/Family outside the Pace Community
Friends, family, etc. who are not part of the Pace Community should join the general standby line which forms outside of 3 Spruce Street. Again, admission is not guaranteed.  Should tickets be available, it is ONE ticket per person.

#PaceUEndRape: Changes in 2014

As a student activist group new to the Pace University NYC campus this semester, we have gone from pressured Tweeting with our namesake hashtag to meeting with school administration and faculty to discuss sexual assault policy and program changes that need to be made. Working to end campus sexual assault requires a united effort from students, faculty, staff, and administration to shift campus culture on sexual violence. It is not possible to achieve all these changes in one semester; but with the approaching new year, we thought it a good idea to look back on the events and initiatives we did this semster to not disregard the process to change.

10 Things that happened in Fall 2014: 

1. Conducted our first student-wide survey in September that asked students for their concerns and comments about sexual assault on campus. Within a week we received 90 detailed responses. The results from this survey were presented to Dean O’Grady at the first Sexual Assault Task Force meeting in September.

2. Hosted bi-weekly general meetings to meet with students, updated them on actions done by the Sexual Assault Task Force, and gathered feedback on what should be improved. Meetings were held either on Tuesday or Thursday, and we hope to continue with those days for next semester.

3. Worked with the Civility Collateral and Pace Housing to host the first “Civility Week,” which had a week-long agenda of activities aimed at bringing awareness to sexual assault and campus violence. We worked closely with the LGBTQA & Social Justice Center to conduct a bystander intervention program.

4. At the Homecoming Health & Wellness Fair, several of our members and Pace administration, faculty, and staff participated in a #PaceUEndRape Instagram challenge to show support in holding ourselves accountable to doing what we can to change attitudes towards sexual assault and rape.

#ItsOnsUs T-Bone stickers were distributed, iPads were available for people to take the White House’s #ItsOnUs pledge online, and photo consent forms were given for people to take the Instagram challenge.

More photos can be viewed here

5. We participated in the #CarryTheWeight event on October 29 to stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors across the nation. We asked students to carry a pillow round campus all day to show their support. We stood in solidarity with more than 140 schools to raise awareness about sexual assault.

6. With the Dean for Students and the Sexual Assault Task Force, we organized two town halls on these topics: consent, and revenge porn and social media.

7. Launched a new informative poster series that was distributed and shared over social media. These posters contain information we felt was beneficial and easy to digest. The series started with the poster “5 Ways We Can Teach People Not to Rape”; our most recent poster is on LGBT Sexual Assault.

8. Created a new anonymous suggestion box for any comments and critiques students may not feel comfortable sending us directly. The suggestion box can be accessed here:

9. One of our members, Chris Thomas, spoke about #PaceUEndRape at TED X Fulton Street. It was highlighted in the November 13 issue of the school newspaper, The Pace Press.

10. Constructed an updated definition of consent to be included in the new sexual assault policies that will be shared with the entire Pace community in February.

There is still much to be done about campus sexual assault at Pace University and at a national level. Nevertheless, we move forward into the new year with energy to continue our advocacy on this issue. We cannot do this alone and need as many people as possible to join us in our cause. It is YOUR thoughts and actions that are a meaningful contribution to the cause and make a powerful impact.

WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION, TOGETHER. Because it’s us against society’s norms of sexual violence that condone words, actions, and attitudes towards it. 

If you are interested in becoming involved with us and Pace University’s Sexual Assault Task Force, feel free to message us on Facebook or to send an email to We are active on Twitter and Instagram. Our Facebook page is frequently updated with announcements and resources, so “Like” us if you would like to get more information. 

Stand up. Speak up. Let your voice be heard. Join us as we make 2015 the year of making drastic changes to end campus violence. 


Featuring photographs by Deniah Cagara, Keila Comancho, Christian Gomez, Savannah Lemke, Nalin Springer and Dondre Stuetley, Retail Daydreams is the inaugural group exhibition on Blend No. 41, the online exhibition space for students in the Pace-ICP joint program in photographic education. The images in this exhibition explore work and economic activity, the constant background hum of New York City. We participate in this realm and we observe others at work as we move about the metropolis. Filled with the spaces, settings and workers of the local economy, these images also capture elements of commuting to and from work. Each of the photographs in this exhibition is a small essay about the experience of being at work:  Keila Comancho’s delicate image of garbage trucks at rest makes something lyrical out of sanitation—a critical task many prefer not to see. In this image, a “background” occupation becomes our focus. In Dondre Stuetley’s images of restaurant workers, we see fatigue, but also a hint inwardness. We see these people at work, but there is a limit to what we can know about them. Nalin Springer’s architectural fragments suggest spaces we rush through on our nighttime commute—a city we see in pieces as we are swept along in the stream of fellow commuters. The images in this group are often speculative, and each contains a separate set of ideas about what the experience of work might mean. To varying degrees, work happens in public; we play a public role at our jobs. But some of these images hint at something else: a kind of private space, an interior world or reverie that we retain even as we navigate the particular mix of challenges and satisfactions we encounter when we are at work. This exhibition was curated by ICP Coordinator Professor Derek Stroup. Future exhibitions will be proposed and curated by students in the Pace-ICP program.

Click here to see more from Blend No. 41.

Pace Orientation was amazziinngggg.

Everybody there is soo artsy! and outgoing! They put on a show for us and everything.


What it consisted of :

  • Running all over the building
  • A SHOW!
  • sooo much more!

Our orientation leaders:

One of the stages:

View from my dorm:

That’s like not even half of it!


It’s Park Row today, but it was Newspaper Row in 1936, when this photo was taken by Berenice Abbott. New York City’s newspapers were based here to have quick access to City Hall.

And it’s because of the area’s history of newspapers and printing presses that there’s a statue of Benjamin Franklin, who among other accomplishments was a newspaper editor and publisher, in front of One Pace Plaza.

Bonus fact: Did you know that 41 Park Row was home to the New York Times from 1889 to 1903? Pace took over the building in 1951. 

(image via @MichelleDavret and officialpaceuniversity on Twitter)