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Emergency Closings and Other Changes in Class Schedules, Course Modalities, Instructors, Class Locations, and Other Aspects of University Programs, Services and Activities

Occasionally, the University is confronted by the need to close or otherwise modify its programs, support services and student activities because of inclement weather or other reasons beyond the University’s control. Closings are normally announced through the major radio stations in New York City and Westchester County and often appear on their Web sites. In addition, students can also check the Pace University home page, and/or call the Pace Events Phone (PEP) for school closing information.

  • New York City - (212) 346-1953
  • Pleasantville/White Plains - (914) 773-3398

Closings are also posted on the University's website at and are sent via text message and email for those who sign up for Emergency Notifications at Pace Emergency Alerts.

Although classes are planned to commence and conclude on the dates indicated in the academic calendar, via the modalities (in person, remote, hybrid) and with the instructors listed in Class Schedules and elsewhere on the University’s Website, publications and announcements, unforeseen circumstances may necessitate adjustment to class schedules and extension of time for completion of class assignments, and\or modification of teaching modalities, course instructors, location of classes, and modalities for delivering academic support services and student activities.  Examples of such circumstances may include the risk of exposure to communicable diseases within or in the area surrounding the University, government emergency directives and\or actions, strikes, termination of contracts or cessation of services by vendors, faculty illness, malfunction of University equipment (including computers), unavailability of particular University facilities occasioned by loss of access to or damage to the premises, repairs or other causes, and school closings because of inclement weather. The University shall not be responsible for the refund of any tuition or fees in the event of any such occurrence or for failure of a class or academic support services or student activities, to be completed on the date originally scheduled or via the original modality, or with the original faculty or staff member or in the original location. Nor shall the University be liable for any consequential damages as a result of such a changes.