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Parent and Family Resource Guide

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to University of the Pacific and the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy. Pacific is a vibrant community that provides an engaging atmosphere for the continued development of socially responsible and globally-conscious adults. At Pacific, we are committed to providing a superior, student-centered learning experience and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. With over 12,620 alumni, nearly 100 faculty and staff, and more than 600 professional students, our community provides a network of support and guidance for your student.

I am reminded on a daily basis that the measure of the impact we have as an educational institution is the quality of the Pacific experience for each individual student. We understand that as we prepare them for the future it is important to focus on a student's present experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to creating an environment where students feel engaged and supported.

Our distinguished faculty are leaders in research. The energy and effort fueled by research sparks insight and discovery that lights up our classrooms and laboratories. Pacific's facilities include state-of-the art classrooms and well-equipped laboratories. I believe that our focus on student success, paired with our commitment to research, are vital and distinctive aspects of our program. 

Download the Parent and Family Resource Guide. This resource guide has been prepared to assist you in providing the crucial support your student will need to ensure a successful experience at Pacific. I look forward to meeting you and celebrating your student's achievements with you.


Phil Oppenheimer, PharmD
Dean and Professor