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Information for New San Francisco Graduate Students

Please refer to the checklist below as a guide to help you complete the necessary procedures and documents prior to and upon your arrival.  Make sure to save important dates for your program's orientation and the Graduate School reception.

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Prior to Arrival


Confirm your enrollment online through insidePacific


Setup your lifelong Pacific student e-mail account: Student E-mail Log In
This is the official mode of communication from the university going forward


Send in your official final transcripts with your grades and degree posted


Check-in with your advisor for your “Plan of Study” and discuss course registration. (Note: The name of your advisor can be found on the bottom of your acceptance letter.)


Review your Student Account through the “Manage Your Account” link on insidePacific to ensure that financial aid and payments for courses and programs are met by the appropriate payment deadlines. If you will be in need of financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


Need health insurance?  You will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) when you are enrolled for 1+ units at any Pacific campus (except for online or hybrid programs; please visit Pacific's Health Insurance page for more information). You will be charged $1,260 per semester.  If you would like to opt out of SHIP, you must apply for a Health Insurance Waiver by the posted deadline.


Make sure that you are in compliance with the immunization policy. Please review the following information for Immunization Compliance guidelines. To view your current status, log in to MyHealth@Pacific and click on the Immunizations link on the left. Any items with a red X have not been submitted or are incomplete. To submit medical documentation to fulfill your requirements, you may submit via MyHealth.


Online Orientation: Complete your online orientation which you are automatically enrolled in by your Graduate Student Support Specialist upon confirmation.


Visit Public Safety in Room 130 to have your Pacific ID card made. Make sure to have your ID number ready! You will need your Pacific ID card to access the building.

After Arrival


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Parking: There is no parking on campus but there is a parking garage across the street and is subject to daily rates. Students are encouraged to use public transportation (MUNI or Bart) or ride share such as Lyft, Uber, or Chariot


Please feel free to contact our office if you have any further questions or concerns:

Graduate School Reception

Saturday, August 24, 4-6 PM

Details to be provided at a later date.