Pacific Institute participants will live for two weeks on the University of the Pacific's Stockton Campus, that is consistently voted one of the most beautiful college campuses in the West. Students will live in the same residence halls where our university students reside during the academic year.  

DeRosa University Center

The DeRosa University Center serves as the centerpiece of our 175-acre campus. Institute participants will enjoy a wide variety of meals in the DeRosa Center’s Marketplace, prepared by Bon Appetit, known for the local, sustainable food choices. Pacific was recently named in the top 10 worldwide of college campuses for food sustainability.

The DeRosa Center also serves as our student union and activity center. On the second floor, the Lair provides students with a lounge area to perform, watch events, play pool and dine at the grill. Outside on the DeRosa Lawn, students can gather for a game of bocce or chess, picnic on the lawns, explore the many gardens and green spaces throughout campus or relax in hammocks and around the firepit.

DUC lawn
image of a food at Café Bon Appetit
Food and Dining

All students will be provided meals during their summer program. Whether students are in the mood for a quick bite, a filling meal, or a simple coffee run, Pacific has something to satisfy everyone. Every meal is made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients by our food provider, Bon Appetit.


All students will stay in the recently renovated Grace Covell Hall. Grace Covell is one of the largest residence halls on campus, with spacious rooms designed for double occupancy. Its central location puts students within short walking distance of dining facilities, the Janet Leigh Theatre, and the library. Resident Assistants (RAs) will also be available to assist students at all hours of the day.

Grave Covell living area
the fountain in front of the library

Institute students will have access to our newly reimagined library. With fun and functional study spaces and a full-service Starbucks, the William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center provides several amenities and academic resources. Students can focus on solo study or hold group meetings in a variety of comfortable lounging areas and study rooms.

The library is also home to The Cube, Pacific’s technology-rich makerspace.  The Cube provides a wide variety of technology services such as 3D printing, video recording studios, drones, virtual reality gaming, sewing, electronics and more. Stop by and get help with projects or learn a new skill.

Co-curricular activities

The Pacific Institute also will feature co-curricular activities each night. Some of the activities will include movies under the stars as well as films at the Janet Leigh Theatre, bocci and chess tournaments, pickup basketball, volleyball and soccer games, arts and crafts, karaoke and access to the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center and the Douglass M. Eberhardt Aquatic Center.


Rock wall
Baun Fitness Center

Next to the DeRosa Center, students will have access to the Baun Fitness Center, which includes state-of-the-art cardio equipment, weightlifting and even a climbing wall. 

Safe and Secure

Professional and college-student staff will supervise the residence hall experience and cocurricular activities. Campus security is provided by the university’s own police department (Stanford University and Pacific are the only two private universities in California with their own police departments).