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Join the roar on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. as the Pacific community welcomes our new students at Convocation.

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Weekend of Welcome is upon us as students arrive for a new academic year

Faculty, staff and current students are encouraged to welcome new students with a Tiger ROAR following Convocation Aug. 26
Aug 18, 2017

As you know, next week the Stockton Campus will come alive with many exciting events as new and returning students arrive. Orientation for freshmen, transfer students, international students and graduate students will be happening this week culminating in the Weekend of Welcome and Convocation. New Student and Family Programs staff invite you to join in welcoming our newest students and their families.

New Student Convocation 
All faculty are encouraged to attend the opening Convocation ceremony, part of the Pacific tradition to mark the beginning of our new students' academic journey at Pacific. Please assemble, in full regalia, on the south side of Faye Spanos Concert Hall by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and end at approximately 11:50 a.m. when faculty, the platform party and new students will exit Faye Spanos through the Tiger Roar to the Welcome Back Barbecue on Knoles Lawn.

Staff and current students are invited to participate in the TIGER ROAR following Convocation, a moment that welcomes our incoming students to the Pacific family. Assemble at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall walkway by 11:30 a.m. to line up for the Tiger Roar and then join the entire Pacific family for the Welcome Back Barbeque on Knoles Lawn.

Parking Impact 
Staff and faculty are asked to anticipate some parking impact during the arrival week while students are moving into campus housing and participating in the week's events. While they have been instructed to park in "B" lots, new students and families are not yet familiar with the campus and parking designations. Your understanding and patience is appreciated during this time. Additional parking and traffic impact information here.

River Room Closure  
Due to ongoing activities this week, the River Room will be closed Monday, Aug. 21; Wednesday, Aug. 23; and Thursday, Aug. 24.

Show your Pacific spirit  
Faculty and staff where possible are encouraged to add to the excitement by wearing your Pacific attire during the week, and to wear your nametags. When you are out and about on campus, please greet our new students and their families and give them a warm welcome. 

If you have questions or concerns or need additional information regarding the week's events, please contact New Student and Family Programs at 209.946.7619, or email

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