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Housing Assignment FAQ for Current/Returning Students

Q: Are continuing or students returning from abroad required to submit a housing reservation deposit? 
Q: How are "units completed" determined?
Q: How do I sign-up for a single room?  
Q: Can I live in the residence halls for more than four semesters?
Q: I have class/work during my scheduled day. How do I sign-up for housing?
Q: Can I pull-in another student to my room/apartment?
Q: How do I complete the process to pull-in a roommate with the Roommate Pull-in online?
Q: What happens if both my roommate and I want to sign-up for our same room, but with different roommates?
Q: If I live in an apartment, can I "pull-in" a student who does not qualify for an apartment?
Q: Can I sign-up for one semester of housing only?
Q: Can I terminate my Student Housing Agreement without penalty?
Q: I live in a Residential Learning Community. Why can't I sign up for my same room?
Q: Can I sign up to live in Kappa Alpha Theta or Delta Gamma as a sophomore?
Q: Can I sign up for a fraternity/sorority meal plan if I live in the residence halls or apartments instead of the required plan?
Q: If I reside in the apartments do I need to sign-up for a Meal Plan?
Q: If I plan to or will be advancing to the School of Pharmacy for the Fall 2014, do I sign up for Brookside Hall?
Q: What if I do not advance to Pharmacy, will I lose my space in Brookside Hall?

Housing FAQ for New Students

Q: What do I do if I find somebody I want to be roommates with?
Q: Where can I park?
Q: Where can I eat?
Q: What is curfew?
Q: What is my campus address?
Q: When is mail delivered?
Q: Who washes my laundry?
Q: Who cleans my room?
Q: What is an RA?
Q: What should I leave at home?
Q: When do I check-out of housing?

Housing Assignment FAQ for Current/Returning Students

Q: Are continuing or students returning from abroad required to submit a housing reservation deposit?

No, unless they are a current student that has never lived on-campus before. In addition, new students need to pay a $200 housing reservation deposit.
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Q: How are "units completed" determined?

"Units completed" is the sum of the units in progress (Spring/Winter) and all other units completed and recorded at Pacific. If you are concerned about your official units on record, please contact the Registrar's Office.
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Q: How do I sign-up for a single room?

Because of the limited number of single rooms, all single room requests will be placed on the waitlist. Single room assignment notifications will be made after May 1, 2014. To be placed on the waitlist, please complete the Special Needs Request form available at the Housing & Greek Life Office.
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Q: Can I live in the residence halls for more than four semesters? 

There are limited spaces for students. Consequently, if you are allowed to sign up for a residence hall, you may be moved to any open apartment space at any point. That is, if we need your space for an incoming freshman, you will be moved. Please contact the Housing & Greek Life Office to review your request.
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Q: I have class/work during my scheduled day. How do I sign-up for housing?

While we do not encourage this, you may designate a friend as your "Proxy" by providing him/her with your sign-up information. The "Proxy" can only sign-up during your scheduled time/day. The selections made by the proxy will be considered your choices because you have given them direct access to your information. Please consider your options and alternatives before providing your "Proxy" with your priority information. Housing & Greek Life Office will not provide your proxy with your log-in information. Finally, if you provide another person with your access, you are encouraged to change your log-in in password immediately to avoid misuse of your information. The online selection was established so that students would be able to sign-up from any location where internet was available.
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Q: If I am placed on the waitlist will I be guaranteed housing?

No. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee placement in university housing. Waitlist requests will be processed after May 1, 2014 as space becomes available. Once you are offered a space, you will have 48 hours to accept or decline an offer. If you refuse the offer, the space will be released to another student.
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Q: Can I pull-in another student to my room/apartment?

Current residents can request or pull-in other students to their current apartment during the Roommate Pull-In Selection. Pulled-in roommates may be removed/revoked if they are not in good standing with the University, including judicial actions or sanctions.
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Q: How do I complete the process to pull-in a roommate with the Roommate Pull-in online?

Students will be provided with a Roommate ID and Password in the Priority Assignment Letter. This is the information that should be provided by the proposed roommate to the student who is pulling-in roommates. All pulled-in roommates will then submit the signed Student Housing Agreement within 48 of completion of the online process.
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Q: What happens if both my roommate and I want to sign-up for our same room, but with different roommates?

To avoid conflicts, we suggest that residents discuss who will sign up for the same room with a new roommate. If there is no agreement, neither of the residents will be able to retain their same room.
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Q: If I live in an apartment, can I "pull-in" a student who does not qualify for an apartment?

No. Apartment communities will be assigned and designated for students who have lived on campus for four semesters. 

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Q: Can I sign-up for one semester of housing only?

No. The Student Housing Agreement is for the full academic year: Fall and Spring or Fall, Winter and Spring (for students on the trimester system).
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Q: Can I terminate my Student Housing Agreement without penalty?

No. You will have 48 hours to confirm your placement by submitting your signed Agreement. If you terminate after the Agreement has been received, there is at least a minimum $400 Termination fee for non-university approved terminations. Please review the Agreement Termination provisions of the Student Housing Agreement section 6. If a Student Housing Agreement is not received, the space will not be held and will be released as a open space.
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Q: I live in a Residential Learning Community. Why can't I sign up for my same room?

Unfortunately, the Freshman Residential Learning Communities are reserved for new freshmen. Students currently residing in these communities (John B., Ritter, Eiselen, and SouthWest) have been given priority for open spaces.
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Q: Can I sign up to live in Kappa Alpha Theta or Delta Gamma as a sophomore?

Yes. You must notify the Housing & Greek Life Office of your decision, otherwise you will be charged for on-campus housing. (see Residential Living Policy) Once you have completed a Student Housing Agreement and a placement has been made, you will not be able to terminate to relocate to Theta or DG.
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Q: Can I sign up for a fraternity/sorority meal plan if I live in the residence halls or apartments instead of the required plan?

No. You must select at least a Silver University Meal Plan if you live in the residence halls or the Bronze Plan if you live in the apartments.
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Q: If I reside in the apartments do I need to sign-up for a Meal Plan?

Yes, all residents must sign up for a meal plan. Students residing in the apartments must select at least the Bronze Meal Plan.
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Q: If I plan to or will be advancing to the School of Pharmacy for the Fall 2014, do I sign up for Brookside Hall?

Yes. If you are in pre-pharmacy, dental hygiene, speech and language pathology, you will be allowed to sign-up for Brookside Hall, space permitting.
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Q: What if I do not advance to Pharmacy, will I lose my space in Brookside Hall?

No, once you have been assigned you will not be relocated from Brookside Hall. For the 2014-2015 a portion of the open spaces in Brookside Hall will be reserved for students in the undergraduate pre-health programs.
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Housing FAQ for New Students

Q: What do I do if I find somebody I want to be roommates with?

You may email or fill out a Room Change Request Form, available in the Housing & Greek Life Office, McCaffrey Center, 2nd Floor, or online through insidePacific. Both you and your preferred roommate must do this and indicate each other as preferred roommates. Requests are not guaranteed. No room changes will be processed during the first two-weeks of each term/semester.
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Q: Where can I park?

You may park in B or N parking lots, which are adjacent to most residential facilities. You must obtain a parking permit from the University's Cashier's Office, located in the Finance Center, within the first two weeks of classes or you will be cited. Permits may be purchased online or by visiting the Cashier's Office when you arrive on campus.
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Q: Where can I eat?

You will be able to use your new meal plan account in a variety of dining locations through the University Center including the Marketplace (our main dining hall), The Lair (the pub), and the Calaveras Coffee House. In addition, students will also be able to use their Dining Dollars at the Davey Café (located in the Library), the Health Sciences Café (located in the Health Sciences Learning Center), and the The Grove (located on the ground level of the McCaffrey Center).

The Grove provides a variety of items aimed towards the apartment students, including new "grab and go" food options such as fresh made salads, coffee, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Also available are household items such as laundry soap and dish soap.

The Marketplace features a variety of stations to choose from including a Taqueria station focusing on meals from many Latin American Countries. A Classics station featuring home-style American comfort foods; a Pacific Rim station offering specialties from throughout the Asian region; an Exhibition station focusing on grill menu options, and other menu options including such things as a salad bar, deli station, home-style soups, freshly baked desserts, and beverages. At least one vegetarian entrée is featured at each meal.
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Q: When is curfew?

There is no curfew in University owned housing. However, there are Quiet Hours which are from 11 PM to 8 AM Sunday through Thursday and 1 AM to 8 AM on Friday and Saturday. During these times, noise levels shall be at a level conducive to sleeping.
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Q: What is my campus address?

Your Name

Building and Room Number,

University of the Pacific,

3601 Pacific Avenue,

Stockton, CA 95211
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Q: When is mail delivered?

Mail is delivered Monday through Friday directly to your mailbox in your community by 5:00 PM. Large packages are available for pick-up from Mail Services from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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Q: Who washes my laundry?

You do. Laundry facilities are available in every residential community and are card based.
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Q: Who cleans my room?

You do. Custodial staff cleans common areas and residence hall and Greek bathrooms daily during the week. You may not leave trash from your room in the hallway, the bathroom, laundry room or any shared spaces for the custodial staff to clean up for you. Apartment residents are responsible for cleaning their apartment common areas including kitchens and bathrooms.
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Q: What is an RA?

RA stands for Resident Assistant. RAs are students just like you who have taken a leadership role in the residential community. They are paraprofessional members of the Housing & Greek Life Staff who help ensure that you have a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience in your community.
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Q: What should I leave at home?

Leave these items at home:

  • pets of any kind (except for fish in a maximum 5 gallon tank)
  • illegal drugs, controlled substances, and paraphernalia
  • open flames; candles; sun lamps; incense
  • large holiday/string lights
  • halogen lamps
  • space heaters
  • water-filled furniture
  • exterior antennas
  • outdoor clotheslines
  • metal tipped dartboard sets
  • dead plants or trees
  • all firearms and fireworks
  • all weapons (including airguns, bb guns, etc.)
  • hot plates, toasters, and all items with an open heating element.

For more information, refer to the Student Housing Agreement, terms and conditions, and Tiger Lore.
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Q: When do I check-out of housing?

Check-out is 24 hours after your last final, or December 14, 2013 for Fall Semester; May 9, 2014 for Spring Semester; and August 7, 2014 for Pharmacy Spring Semester. Residence halls and Greek facilities will be closed for Winter Break, while apartments will remain open. All buildings will be open for Spring Break; limited meal options will be available.
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