Pacific Institute participants will live for two weeks on the Stockton campus of University of the Pacific, often listed as one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. 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 have their meals at the DeRosa Center’s Marketplace, with food prepared by Bon Appetit. 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 play chess on our giant chess board, play bocce and frisbee golf or just lie in a hammock or gather around the firepit.

DUC lawn
Rock wall
Baun Fitness Center

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

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 Theater, 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 Eberhardt Aquatic Center.


Professional and college-student staff will supervise the residence hall experience and co-curricular 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).