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    University of the Pacific
    3601 Pacific Avenue
    Stockton, California 95211

    Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

    Welcome to Pacific!

    We are so excited that you and your family will be joining the Pacific Family! Pacific's Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is designed to help with your transition into our community. We want to welcome you and give you an opportunity to access the information needed to get you off to a great start. All new undergraduate students, Transfer and First-Year, participate in SOAR. When you arrive on campus for SOAR, you will be greeted by our friendly SOAR Guides.  They are ready to assist you and answer all of your questions about classes, campus life, and other exciting opportunities at Pacific.

    SOAR 2020 Dates

    • January SOAR
      • Friday, January 10th
    • June SOAR
      • SOAR 1 (Transfer Students): Saturday, June 20th
      • SOAR 2 (First-Year Students): Friday, June 26th
      • SOAR 3 (First-Year Students): Saturday, June 27th
    • August SOAR
      • SOAR 4 (Transfer Students): Monday, August 17th
      • SOAR 5 (First-Year Students): Tuesday, August 18th
    • Tiger Tracks
      • Tuesday, August 18th - Sunday, August 23rd

    Registration for individual SOAR 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 SOAR in June if their college/major is offered. 

    At SOAR, you will:

    • Receive academic advising
    • Register for classes
    • Learn about campus life from current Pacific students
    • Connect with other students
    • Meet Pacific faculty, staff, and administrators
    • Discuss important college issues for new students
    • Receive information about important campus resources and services
    • Get your questions answered about coming to campus

    New Student Checklist

    To ensure you are ready to attend SOAR this summer and start classes in the fall, check out the New Student Checklist!

    Placement Testing

    Students that are required to complete course placement assessments must do so prior to SOAR. These assessments ensure that you are placed in the appropriate courses to support your learning and assist you and your faculty advisor in planning your program of study.  You can learn more about Pacific's course placement assessments and fundamental skills requirements - by visiting on campus testing resources, calling 209.946.2458, or emailing


    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.