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Ten things you’ll love about life on campus 

1. Getting around campus is a walk in the park (literally)

Since its construction, Pacific’s campus has stood out as a jewel of San Joaquin County. Red brick roads and manicured lawns, towering redwood trees and meticulously kept garden spaces adorn paths between each historical campus building. There is beauty around every corner and plenty of outdoor space to relax or study while enjoying the Northern California weather. 

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

2. Your favorite study spot is steps away from your favorite coffee spot

Pacific’s William Knox Holt Memorial Library provides three stories of sprawling study space, so you will always have access to a comfortable, productive environment to power through your schoolwork. Needing an energy boost? A full-menu Starbucks is on the library’s main floor, and across the street Trail Coffee offers specialty coffee in a trendy, just-off-campus environment. (You might even catch Trail’s dog, Indie, at the shop, too!) 

3. You’ll be a part of a robust community in on-campus housing

Pacific’s residence halls and apartments foster inclusive, high-quality communal living, helping you build lifelong friendships and lasting memories. Living in prime locations central to campus means you’ll be close to all your classes and just steps away from on-campus amenities, so you can make the most of your downtime.  

You can also be a part of Greek life on campus! Social and professional fraternities and sororities provide opportunities for students to join rich communities focused on values of leadership, community service and academic excellence. 

4. There’s a club or organization for whatever makes you you

Pacific has over 100 student-run clubs and organizations that connect students through outdoor activities, spirituality and religion, culture and other important non-academic areas of life. Whatever your interests or identity, there’s a club for you. 

5. Nutritious snacks and delicious meals are around every corner

There are nine dining options across our main campus, so your favorite snacks or a comforting meal are always within reach. Hanging out on north campus? You can enjoy pastries, coffee and snacks at the newly opened Cafe 1851 in Calaveras Hall. Rushing to class on south campus? Grab a delicious on-the-go meal at the Pacific Food Truck! Wanting to sit down for a good comfort meal? There’s plenty of variety among the several dining options available at the DeRosa University Center

6. You can stay in shape with a gym membership – on the house

As a Pacific student, you get free access to state-of-the-art gym facilities at Baun Fitness, including a 36-foot rock tower, and join a variety of group classes including Pilates, Zumba and HIIT classes.  

7. There’s always a chance to get outside and play your favorite sport 

Jump into your favorite sport by joining an intramural sport through Pacific Recreation. This year’s intramural options included soccer, table tennis, basketball, flag football and pickleball. If you’re looking to get outside on your own time, be sure to grab some friends and reserve time at Pacific’s brand-new pickleball and cricket facilities!  

8. Pacific’s campus is built and operated sustainably

Pacific’s commitment to sustainability is woven into courses, facilities and campus life. Over 1,000 pounds of produce is harvested from campus gardens annually, and Pacific was ranked a top 10 university in 2022 in sustainable food and dining. Students of any program can minor in sustainability to learn more about building a more sustainable future through global policy and engineering. 

9. You show your school spirit and cheer on our Tigers at exciting home games

From basketball to volleyball to water polo, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to cheer on the Tigers at games throughout the school year –– and with our athletic facilities located right on campus, you’ll be within walking distance from all the action.  

10. The day trip opportunities are limitless

Living on Pacific’s main campus means you’re within daytrip-distance of Northern California’s greatest sights and experiences, including San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe. Plus, endless trails of coastal redwood hiking are all within a three-hour drive. Pacific Recreation offers trips called Tiger Treks throughout the school year, including a spring break camping trip in Big Sur. You can also rent equipment like paddle boards and kayaks from Pacific Rec, so if you’re lake-bound, don’t forget to rent a vessel! 

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  1. Pacific is an amazing school.
    My dad was class of ’30, my two brothers were the class of
    ’60 and ’65 and I the class of ’68. I lived in room 1 in West Hall. Took piano lessons at the Conservatory of Music from Dr Edward Shadbolt. Got my B.A. and teaching credential from Pacific. Taught World History at Linden High School for 40 years. Served ad its head football coach for 29 years and head softball coach for 23 years.
    I attend as many U.O.P. basketball and softball games as zi can. I miss Memorial Stadium. I was in that stadium as a fan, player, coach and as a member of the Pacific band. Good times.

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