A Whirlwind Weekend Welcomes students to Pacific
They maintained trails along California's scenic coast and explored Yosemite's majestic peaks and valleys. They danced the night away with new classmates and were welcomed to the Pacific community with a treasured University cheer.
For University of the Pacific freshmen, it's all part of their first weekend as a Tiger.
The entering class that includes nearly 900 freshmen boasts the highest academic profile in the University's history, with an average GPA of 3.53 and SAT scores of 1198.
The class also claims the highest number of international students, with some 75 students hailing from countries that include Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Kuwait, Myanmar, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
From moving into residence halls to saying goodbye to family, Welcome Week is packed full of fun for Freshman to Seniors. Take a look at some of the photos taken during the first week before classes started at Pacific. more
A weekend of service, fun and tradition
To acclimate the newest students to life as a Pacifican, the freshmen fanned out across California's mountains, valleys and oceans to participate in the annual nature-based, service-oriented program called MOVE.
After their return, the Class of 2016 was treated to the sounds of campus DJs and DJ Tina T from Las Vegas at the Welcome Weekend Block Party.
To cap their weekend, the freshmen participated in the annual convocation ceremony then gathered outside Faye Spanos Hall for the Tiger Roar- greeted by faculty, students and staff as they became part of the traditions and fabric of their future alma mater.