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Fall 2023 highlights: Reminisce on the semester with us

Stroll down memory lane with us and check out some great photos from the semester!

It’s hard to believe it, but the Fall 2023 semester at Pacific is almost at an end! From volunteering in the community to celebrating Homecoming with the entire Pacific community, it’s definitely been a semester to remember.  

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite memories from the past few months.  

Pacific Welcome 

The Fall 2023 semester kicked off with Pacific Welcome from August 19-27, a jam-packed week of fun activities and Pacific traditions designed to welcome thousands of new and returning students to campus and the city of Stockton.  

The festivities began with a successful move-in and orientation, where new students and families learned the ropes of college life. Students also explored the nearby Miracle Mile shopping district at the Tiger Prowlin’ the Mile event and enjoyed an on-campus concert at Block Party.

The incoming class officially marked the start of their collegiate career with Convocation in historic Faye Spanos Concert Hall, where they were introduced to university leaders and heard advice on making the most of their time at Pacific. 

Day of Service 

One of the newest Pacific Welcome events was the Day of Service on August 26, where more than 350 students, staff and faculty members spent the day participating in a wide variety of community service projects throughout the city of Stockton.  

The busy day started bright and early on the Stockton Campus, where buses shuttled volunteers to 24 local non-profits and agencies, from animal shelters to community gardens to after-school programs. 

Homecoming and Family Weekend 

From October 13-15, Homecoming and Family Weekend rocked Pacific’s campus with three days of fun festivities, epic reunions and lots of Pacific pride.  

Nearly 3,400 Tigers of all generations came together to celebrate Pacific at a wide array of events, including wine tasting, a beer fest, a tailgate, athletic events and the annual Orange and Black Ball. We even got to welcome prospective students and their families to join the fun at our Fall Open House!  

Queer Cheer 

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, which highlights and celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Pacific celebrated with the annual “Queer Cheer” event, where students gathered on the DeRosa University Lawn for performances, music, education and fun.  

Pacific Trick or Treat 

An estimated 5,000 witches, superheroes and monsters of all sizes enjoyed a frighteningly fun evening of candy, costumes and games at Pacific Trick or Treat on Wednesday, October 25 at the Stockton campus. 

At this annual event, Pacific invites local families to receive candy from student, faculty and staff volunteers and enjoy a safe Halloween on our beautiful campus.  

Diwali Celebration 

In celebration of Diwali, Pacific’s Indian Student Association hosted a special evening event with a DJ, dancers, dinner, activities and more at the DeRosa University Center Ballroom. Diwali, or “Festival of Lights,” is a five-day Indian holiday that symbolizes light conquering the darkness.

Autumn Campus Beauty  

As we close out the fall semester, we leave (or should I say, leaf) you with a few photos of Pacific students enjoying our beautiful brick and ivy campus in its full, autumnal glory. See you in the spring, Tigers!  

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