University of the Pacific creates its census files by freezing, i.e. taking a snapshot of, key data elements at prescribed times each semester. Freeze dates ensure that essential institutional data are captured consistently, with the same definitions and at the same time in the University's academic and administrative cycle.
Freeze date files serve as the University's permanent record of information regarding admissions, student enrollment, instructional activity, degree completion, and employees. Frozen data are used when Pacific reports information to state, federal and other external agencies, and are particularly important in ensuring accurate comparative and trend analysis.
University of the Pacific's Official Freeze Dates:
Fall Semester - October 1st
Spring Semester - March 1st
Summer Sessions - September 1st