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    December 2008 Newsletter

    Pacific's New University Center. The Heart of Campus and University's First Green Building.

    The new DeRosa University Center is a 55,000 square-foot building that houses Pacific's Stockton campus' main dining hall, a restaurant, a pub, a gaming room, meeting rooms, a ballroom, some student life offices, the University bookstore and a welcome center. As the University's first green building, "The University Center will serve as the campus living room," said President Donald V. DeRosa. "We expect the Center will strengthen the sense of community that is already so characteristic of Pacific, while also serving as a reminder that we are to be good stewards of our environment."

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    Pacific's Society of Women Engineers Wins 1st Place in National Competition

    School of Engineering

    University of the Pacific SWE Student Section took FIRST PLACE in the Boeing Team Tech Competition during the Society of Women Engineers 2008 National Conference, which took place from November 5-8, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. Pacific SWE section competed against the following SWE Student Sections: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Opispo, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Student's Perspective on Study Aboad

    Eberhard School of Business

    Senior marketing student Katrina Sohriakoff connected her study in business with her minor in Spanish while studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. Sohriakoff stays busy with involvement in several business and social organizations on campus. As a member of Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Phi, she has held many leadership positions. She also served as the Eberhardt School's marketing intern over the last several months.

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    The 2009 Math Steeplechase Bigger and Better Than Ever

    Benard School of Education

    In the four years it has been in existence, the School of Education's Math Steeplechase has grown from serving 60 4th and 5th graders in one local school to serving more than 350 young students who spend the day on campus, competing in teams to solve mathematics and critical thinking problems, touring campus, and learning about college and what they can do now to prepare for it.

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    Inquiring Minds - Break Time!

    Q. When is Pacific's Holiday break?
    Just like you, our office has a holiday break as well. The Admission Office and most University offices will be closed for the holidays from Wednesday, December 24, 2008 through Sunday, January 4, 2009. We re-open on Monday, January 5, 2009.

    Because Those Test Scores Don't Send Themselves...

    If you haven't submitted tests scores already, the test scores required for all freshmen applicants must be sent electronically from the SAT website ( or the ACT website ( if you did not arrange for the scores to be sent to Pacific as you registered for your latest test. Pacific's SAT code is 4065 and ACT code is 0240. Please note that the scores will arrive in our office approximately one week after you authorize Pacific to receive it. Because they arrive so quickly, there is usually no reason to pay extra and "rush" the scores to us unless you are requesting the scores long after the deadline.

    Ready, Set, FAFSA!

    There are a couple of things people can do during the Holiday break to prepare for applying for Fall, 2009 financial aid at Pacific. Everyone seeking need-based financial aid will need to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), but you cannot submit the form until January 1, 2009. The FAFSA website ( has information on preparing ahead of time to submit the FAFSA application including gathering required documents.

    Tips for filling out the FAFSA for Pacific can be found on our website at:

    Do you have questions?

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    University of the Pacific
    Office of Admission
    3601 Pacific Avenue
    Stockton, CA 95211-0197

    Phone (209) 946-2211, Fax: (209) 946-2431