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Family Orientation

Family members are highly encouraged to attend Pacific's Family Orientation, which is available during all orientation sessions, including Transfer Orientation.

Orientation will provide an opportunity to learn about university life, meet campus administrators and faculty, and make connections with other Pacific families. Family Orientation will take place at the same time as your student's orientation, however there are different activities planned for students and families.

There are two options to register for Family Orientation:

  1. Students can log onto InsidePacific and add family members to their original confirmation.
  2. Family members can download, complete and mail in the Family Orientation Registration Form (for the families of Transfer Students, please use this Transfer Family Registration Form) along with a check or money order to the office of New Student & Family Programs.

Please refer to our list of hotels if you need more information about accommodations during your visit.

Schedule Outline for New Student Orientation Parent & Family 2-Day Program:

  • Breakfast & Check In at 7:30am 
  • Special Interest Sessions including presentations from: Honor's Family Session, Pacific Chapel, On Campus Jobs & Career Services, Education Abroad, Women's Center and Presentacion de Bienvenida.
  • Welcome
  • Academic Expectations sessions
  • Financial Responsibility session
  • "Choices" dramatic presentation about life in college
  • Debrief with Student Life Leadership Team
  • Faculty Advisor Reception
  • President's Reception
  • Breakfast 
  • Coffee with the Pacific Parent Association Board 
  • "Transition to Life with a College Student"
  • Student Panel
  • Public Safety, Pacific Health Services, Housing, and Multicultural sessions
  • Information Fair 

Schedule Outline for Transfer Student Orientation Parent & Family 2-Day Program:

  • Breakfast & Check In at 7:00am
  • Welcome
  • Academic Expectations sessions
  • Special Interest Sessions including presentations from: The Multicultural Center, Career Resource Center, Student Involvement, Multifaith and Veterans programs. 
  • Campus Leadership Reception
  • Breakfast & Informational Fair featuring campus resources
  • Financial aid, Bookstore, and One Card presentations
  • Campus Safety, Student Conduct, and Health Services presentations
  • Campus Tours

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact New Student and Family Programs at 209.946.7619 or email us at orientation@pacific.edu. Students and staff are available to answer your questions or refer you to the proper office to meet your needs. 

Parent and Family Orientation Trailer:



Question: "What did you think of Parent and Family Orientation?"


   Rudy and Pat Fernandez                     Sun Choi                           Paul Bowers               Aneet and Gurjit Randhara
"Everyone was very helpful &     "Parent and Family            "Fantastic! I know my son      "Organized, everyone is an
friendly, a great experience,        Orientation was great,       will have support and a            awesome help! A very good
very glad we came."                    very organized!"               great college experience!"        experience!"