Tyranny Pace could hardly contain his excitement.
Rubbing his hands and smiling widely, the incoming SJC Brooklyn freshman from Utah was chomping at the bit on move-in day at the St. George Towers student housing residence to get started on his New York experience.
“I came to visit New York last year for my aunt’s wedding. I left knowing that I was definitely going to go to school in New York,” said Pace, 18, one of more than 40 students who moved into their dorm rooms this week at the Brooklyn Heights complex. “I’m looking forward to learning the subway system and enjoying everything the city has to offer.”
“I can’t wait for school and the season to start,” added Pace, an all-state high school basketball player in Utah recruited to play at SJC Brooklyn.
Offered through Education Housing Services, St. George Towers houses hundreds of students from colleges and universities throughout New York City. Interns from schools across the country – and from around the globe – also reside in St. George Towers.
Most of St. Joseph’s contingent at St. George Towers moved into their 10th floor digs on Saturday, Aug. 20. During their first week in the dorm, the students attended a series of events and shopping runs to help indoctrinate them into the College and city.
It was this type of treatment that attracted freshman Lauren Quesada, a Long Islander, to SJC Brooklyn.
“I realized that the close, tight-knit community at St. Joseph’s would help me transition from high school to college,” said Quesada, 18, of East Meadow, N.Y., who will be a forward on the women’s basketball team at SJC Brooklyn. “Not just being a number and having my professors know who I am is important.”