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Week of Welcome gives students exhilarating introduction to Pacific

From move-in to convocation to countless fun activities, Pacific students and their families spent the week before classes meeting faculty and staff, learning about campus life and immersing themselves in the Pacific experience.

WOW, what a week! University of the Pacific hosted a roaring Week of Welcome to help new and continuing students and families explore campus and connect with each other before the Aug. 29 first day of classes.

“I am thrilled to have our students back,” said Maria Blandizzi, vice president for Student Life. “They bring our campus to life and we wanted to match that energy with events that will get them excited for the new semester along with resources to help them be successful.” 

The experience was designed to immerse students in the Pacific experience to help pique their interest in trying new courses, programs and activities. Students and families attended a variety of workshops and break-out sessions that included everything from what to expect in the first year to research opportunities, career development and meeting the deans and faculty.

The festivities wrapped with Pacific’s annual block party and concert hosted by ASuop, the governing student body. Popular rapper and singer Cordae performed for thousands of students on the DeRosa University Center lawn in what one attendee described as “an electric night of fun and letting loose.”

“The vibe and the energy are amazing,” said fourth-year student Ozi Okonkwo ’23. “All the events are bigger and better this year.” 

See more photos from Week of Welcome here.

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