Living and Learning Together

The First-Year Honors Program is designed for academically talented students from all programs and majors who want to be a part of a vibrant intellectual and social community supported by enriching extracurricular programming.

We support excellence in academic and extra-curricular endeavors designed to enrich the social, cultural and intellectual lives of our students. Students must apply for First-Year Honors. Admission is based on factors such as GPA and interest in the program. The minimum GPA for consideration is 3.50 (cumulative).

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To be considered for the First-Year Honors Program, you must first submit a separate admission application to Pacific. You can start your honors application after you apply and receive your login credentials. 

Religious studies professor Alan Lenzi
Intellectual exploration
Honors Seminars

While University of the Pacific is committed to excellence in teaching, our professors are some of the nation’s foremost scholars and researchers. The honors seminars are designed to showcase this aspect of our faculty. Once a month, our program hosts a distinguished faculty member from Pacific, who presents a lecture on their research or scholarship. The topics of the talks span every field from science and engineering to the humanities, arts and law.

Contact Us:

Dr. Kris Alexanderson
Director, First-Year Honors
kalexanderson@pacific.edu