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    University of the Pacific
    3601 Pacific Avenue
    Stockton, California 95211

    First-Year Orientation

    First-Year Orientation is a mandatory one-day program designed for students beginning their first year in higher education. There are First-Year Orientation sessions available in June and August. Ambassadors, faculty, and staff will introduce you to life at Pacific and prepare you to make the best academic and social choices for your college career at University of the Pacific.

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    Summer 2020 First-Year Orientation Dates

    • Session 1: Friday, June 26th
    • Session 2: Saturday, June 27th
    • Session 3: Tuesday, August 18th


    Registration for individual Orientation sessions is on a first come, first served basis.  Priority for the August session is given to out-of-state and international students, so California residents are highly encouraged to attend Orientation in June if their college/major is offered.

    *Conservatory of Music is only offered in August.

    **Please note: There are no refunds of orientation fees available.

    Session Changes

    If you need to change which First-Year Orientation session you will be attending, please fill out this form: First-Year Students

    *Please note: June 1st, we will no longer accept session changes changing into First-Year Orientation sessions 1 & 2 (Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th), including if you would like to switch from another June session. However, we will continue to accept changes into First-Year Orientation session 3 (Tuesday, August 18th).

    On-Campus Move-in

    Students attending First-Year Orientation sessions 1 & 2 will move into their Fall semester on-campus housing assignments on Tuesday, August 18th.

    Students attending First-Year Orientation Session 3 will move into their Fall semester on-campus housing assignments on Monday, August 17th.

    For further questions regarding living on campus, contact Residential Life & Housing at 209.946.2331 or


    We have created a list of frequently asked questions for you to review. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Orientation & Transition Programs at 209.946.7619 or email us at Students and staff are available to answer your questions or refer you to the proper office to meet your needs.