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How to get ready for Pacific Admitted Student Day 2024 

University of the Pacific’s Admitted Student Day isn’t just another campus tour – it’s your chance to experience Pacific on a personal level. Get ready to step into our classrooms, meet your future professors and get an in-depth look at college life with the current Pacific Tigers. 

Mark Friday, April 12 on your calendar, for a day packed full of activities hosted by our dedicated Pacific community. Plus, if you choose to confirm your enrollment during Admitted Student Day, we’ll even throw you a special celebration! 

Here’s a quick guide to highlight must-do events so you can make the most of the day. 

Early activities 

Arriving at Admitted Student Day early will allow you to familiarize yourself with the campus. Check-in begins at 8:30 am at Burns Tower, located at the university’s Pacific Avenue entrance. 

Parking will be free all day. Parking lots can be found on the campus map.  If you check in early, make sure to grab a bite at the complimentary welcome breakfast.  

Knoles Lawn, which is right behind Burns Tower, will be the central hub of events throughout the day, including lunch, info booths and the closing reception. 

Craft the perfect tour 

One of Admitted Student Day’s many highlights are exploring Pacific’s stunning 175-acre campus throughout the day. Tours leave every 15 minutes from Burns Tower where our friendly Tiger Team will be stationed. 

“Tiger Team student ambassadors will lead campus tours and provide critical insights into the campus culture and daily life of students at Pacific,” said Andrew Merenda, director of campus visits programs and events.  

Tiger Team ambassadors will take you across campus to academic previews and separate tours for our library and residence halls. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast beforehand and dress comfortably for Pacific’s changeable spring weather. 

Get the classroom experience  

While you’re on a tour, you can also check out our academic previews which are led by passionate professors who are eager to share their expertise. These sessions include presentations from faculty members in the sciences, humanities, engineering, business and music.  

“The academic previews will give you a glimpse into how our students make the most of their time in the classroom as well as the lasting and powerful impact of a Pacific education,” Merenda said. 

Ask lots of questions 

It’ll be a jam-packed day, so we imagine you’ll have some questions. Pacific staff members will be available throughout campus to answer all your questions. Look for people in orange polo tops. 

Pacific’s Financial Aid Office, Residential Life and Housing Office and Career Services will host information sessions to answer any questions you may have about affordability, student life and how Pacific prepares you for a career.  

Counselors will also be available in Burns Tower to answer questions and assist students looking to confirm their enrollment on the spot. 

Celebrate your decision!  

When you confirm your enrollment during Admitted Student Day, you’ll get to ring the Burns Tower bells for all to hear. 

“Students who confirm their enrollment before or during Admitted Student Day will have the opportunity to ring the bell at the iconic Burns Tower to celebrate choosing Pacific,” Merenda said. “After ringing the bell, confirmed students will then step into the 360-photo booth where orange and black confetti will rain down on them as we capture the thrill and excitement of this unforgettable moment.” 

Plus, you’ll get a voucher to pick up some Pacific spirit gear at the University Bookstore, located in the DeRosa University Center.  

Don’t miss out! Register for Admitted Student Day using the link in your Pacific email. 

If you have any questions before the event, contact Andrew Merenda, Director of Campus Visit Programs and Events, at or 209.932.2835. 

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