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Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to University of the Pacific!

We are excited to welcome you to the university and invite you to attend orientation before beginning your program of study. Orientation will provide you with general information about transitioning to Pacific as well as tools and services available to help you succeed in your graduate program. Orientation will include a general understanding about registering for courses, obtaining your student ID card, opportunity to talk with many resource offices on campus, and time to enjoy a beautiful campus tour that emphasizes your graduate student needs. We will conclude our day with a reception for the perfect opportunity to socialize with other incoming graduate students and Graduate Student Association (GSA).


International Graduate Student Orientation: Monday, August 19th
It is mandatory that all incoming international students attend the International Student Orientation from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM. For more details click here. There will be a specific session for international graduate students at 3:00 PM.

Graduate Assistant Orientation: Thursday, August 22nd 
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM-
All incoming graduate students who will be graduate, research, or teaching assistants must attend the Graduate Assistant Orientation in the Alumni House, located 1022 Dave Brubeck Way. Please RSVP for this session using the Graduate Orientation RSVP Form.
General Graduate Student Orientation: Thursday, August 22nd
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM- General Graduate Student Orientation assists all incoming graduate students with the transition to graduate studies and the Pacific community. Graduate Orientation will be held in the Alumni House, located 1022 Dave Brubeck Way. Please RSVP for this session using the Graduate Orientation RSVP Form.

4:30 PM- All incoming and returning graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Student Reception that includes hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Raffle prizes will be given out at this time!

Additional Options: Thursday, August 22nd
10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
- CAMPUS TOUR will begin at the Alumni House. This is a great opportunity for you to explore the beautiful Pacific campus and learn more about the areas that pertain to Graduate Students.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM- Password Checks & Resets in the Library. IT staff will be on hand to assist with accessing your inside Pacific and resetting your passwords.
1:00 PM- LIBRARY TOUR in the library. This tour is led by the library staff and will not only give you the opportunity to explore the layout of the library but it will also offer insight to the resources that are available to students.

You can find a "pre-arrival", "day-of orientation" checklist, and Orientation map on the following PDF forms: Orientation Checklist
and Orientation Map.

* Students with their orientation name tags can get an extra 15% off in the Bookstore on August 22, 2013 from 9:00 AM until 5:00PM.

Looking for information on resources for graduate students? Check out our Graduate Student Information Guide.

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