Freshman Student Orientation
Freshman Orientationis a two-day program, with sessions offered in June and August, designed to welcome you and your family to the Pacific community. Pacific Ambassadors and Student Advisors will be your guides throughout Orientation as faculty, staff and students introduce you to life at Pacific. This is a mandatory two-day event that will assist you in making the best academic and social choices for your college career at University of the Pacific.
Registration for Orientation sessions is on a first come, first serve basis. Priority for the August session is given to out of state students, so California residents are highly encouraged to attend an Orientation session in June if their college/major is offered.
Dates of 2013 New Student Freshman Orientation are:
- Freshman & Family Session 1 - June 25 & 26 (COP [including Dentistry], Business, Pre-Pharmacy, Education, Engineering and Computer Science)
- Freshman & Family Session 2 - June 28 & 29 (COP [including Dentistry], Business, Pre-Pharmacy, Speech & Language Pathology
- Freshman & Family Session 3 - August 20 & 21 (COP [including Dentistry], Business, Pre-Pharmacy, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, SIS, Conservatory, Dental Hygiene, Speech & Language Pathology)
Click here for a list of what to bring to Orientation.
Students attending an Orientation session in June are required to stay in on-campus housing during their Orientation session. Students attending the August session will move into Fall semester housing on August 19th. Students who attend a June Orientation session will move into their Fall semester housing on August 22nd.
Freshman Orientation continues in August with Welcome Week activities, which begin with the exciting Mountains, Ocean, Valley Experience (MOVE) trips. Welcome Week will begin on August 22nd with the MOVE kick-off event, and conclude on August 25th with our traditional freshman welcome and Convocation. More information about Welcome Week will be available in the upcoming months. The fee for Freshman Orientation includes meals, orientation materials, sessions, events and activities, MOVE, and administrative costs.
*Please note: There are no refunds after May 1, 2013. In addition, there is a $25 fee to change orientation sessions.
We have created a list of frequently asked questions for you to review. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact New Student and Family Programs at 209.946.7619 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students and staff are available to answer your questions or refer you to the proper office to meet your needs.