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First-Year Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Please don't hesitate to call our office at 209.946.7619 or email orientation@pacific.edu if you have additional questions.

  1. How do I register for Orientation?
  2. Can my parents and/or family members attend Orientation?
  3. When can I move into my Fall semester on-campus housing?
  4. What should I bring to Orientation?
  5. What is the schedule for Orientation?
  6. What if I don't have access to technology?

1. How do I register for Orientation?

Log into insidePacific to confirm your acceptance, register for Orientation, and complete the housing preferences and agreement. Please complete your enrollment confirmation and pay your confirmation deposit, housing reservation deposit, and orientation fee. TOP

2. Can my parents and/or family members attend Orientation?

Due to COVID-19, we are not providing a Family Orientation this Summer 2020. We will be hosting Family Member Mondays, virtual events for Family Members to learn more about what to expect with their student's transition to Pacific. Visit our Family Orientation page for more information. TOP

3. When can I move into my Fall semester on-campus housing?

For any questions regarding living on campus, contact Residential Life & Housing at 209.946.2331 or iamhome@pacific.eduTOP

4. What should I bring to Orientation?

Suggested items include, but are not limited to: laptop or other device, student ID number, and Pacific log-in information. For more information, please visit What to Bring. TOP

5. What is the schedule for Orientation?

The Online Orientation experience will occur in four parts - Pre-Advising Course, Student Life Canvas Course, Remote Faculty Advising and Registration Appointment, and Week of Welcome. For an outline of the orientation schedule, see First-Year Orientation Schedule. TOP

6. What if I don't have access to technology?

If you need assistance or accommodations to participate in your online New Student Orientation session, please contact Orientation & Transition Programs at orientation@pacific.edu or 209.946.7619. TOP