Serving our communities

Community impact hallmark of Pacific

University of the Pacific has been making an impact in our communities since its founding. Through classroom and volunteer experiences, students, faculty and staff contribute thousands of hours annually to Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco programs, schools and agencies, providing services in education, health, science, the environment, the arts and more. Pacific’s annual estimated economic impact on the three communities is $450 million with more than 2,000 employees.

students administering vaccines
Responding to the Pandemic
Leader in vaccine distribution

Vaccination clinics created by University of the Pacific are serving thousands —including some of the most vulnerable populations. Pacific’s faculty and students from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, have administered more than 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines to residents of our campus communities in Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
Medicare Part D outreach

Thomas J. Long Pharmacy students have guided more than 10,000 older adults through the intricacies of developing Pharmacy Part D programs for the past 15 years, saving them almost $10 million in the process. 

Pharmacy student smiling with elderly patient at clinic
Physical therapy student working with patient
School of Health Sciences
Clinics aid speech, hearing concerns

Pacific's School of Health Sciences clinics serve community members and create learning opportunities for students in speech, hearing, balance and other areas. The Department of Speech-Language Pathology serves approximately 175 patients each year.

Dugoni School of Dentistry
Clinics focus on underserved communities

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco clinics include pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, dental hygiene and special care. More than 17,200 patients were served during 77,330 visits in 2019–20. The Dugoni School provides affordable care while educating future dentists and hygienists.

Dugoni clinic scene
McGeorge student serving at citizenship fair
McGeorge School of Law
Immigration law clinics

Law students, with faculty guidance, interview and counsel clients, prepare needed legal documents, provide representation in Immigration Court and other immigration services. Since March 2020, more than 122 clients were assisted.

McGeorge School of Law clinic (since March 2020)

Education Outreach
Focus on childhood literacy

Formed in 2010, Beyond Our Gates is a collaborative program among education partners with a focus on early-childhood literacy, a strong predictor of educational success. Efforts include the San Joaquin County Literacy Report Card, the Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge and quarterly community convenings. 

young students listening to storytime
Young Student playing violin as part of orchestra
Conservatory of Music
Community Music School

Pacific Community Music School offers instruction to students of any age, skill level and background and is complementary to K-12 school music programs. The school chose 52 students from 105 applicants for the past year. Other outreach efforts: Conservatory pre-college programs for piano, strings, percussion, vocals and more. 

Americorps students on zoom call
Experiential learning
California Civic Action Program

As one of eight California universities and colleges serving in the California Civic Action Program, Pacific students had the opportunity to serve Stockton’s vulnerable populations in an immersive work environment with local nonprofit agencies. A partnership between California Volunteers and AmeriCorps, the program plans to expand from 10 to 17 fellows in the fall, with recruiting ongoing for a spring cohort. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Programs for people 50+

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) nonprofit education program has 360 members who enjoy classes, outings, events and travel. 

OLLI students smiling
Students dressed as superheros
Community Involvement Program
Educating first-generation college students

The Community Involvement Program has been a gateway to higher education for first-generation students from the Stockton area for more than 50 years. Students participate in many areas of community service including the popular Family Day at the Park, where they dress as superheroes and read to and distribute 1500 books to children. 

Students reaching out
Volunteer Center

The Pacific Volunteer Center empowers students to get involved in community work through hands-on learning. Opportunities focus on education, action and service. 

student volunteering outdoors
Eberhardt School of Business
Helping the business community

The Center for Business and Policy Research in the Eberhardt School of Business is renowned for its research and policy expertise on business trends and economic forecasts. Center directors are frequently sought for their perspective on labor, transportation, water and economic development. 

Eberhardt school, Weber hall entrance
The family of Schweiger Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif. have participated in the Institute for Family business at the Westgate Center.
Westgate Center for Leadership and Management
Training for community leaders

Nonprofit boards, transit agencies, municipalities and business leaders have been trained on strategies and effective community interaction through Westgate’s innovative programming. Participants include the Miracle Mile Improvement District, Stockton Police and Fire Departments, and the San Joaquin Business Partnership.