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New Student Orientation

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Welcome to University of the Pacific!

We are so excited that you and your family will be joining the Pacific Family! Pacific's New Student Orientation Program, 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, both freshman and transfers, participate in Orientation. When you arrive on campus for Orientation, you will be greeted by our friendly Orientation Leaders.  They are ready to assist you and answer all of your questions about classes, campus life, and other exciting opportunities at Pacific.  

Orientation Dates

*Please Note: Priority for August orientation is given to the following students: out-of-state, International and Conservatory. All others should choose a June orientation session.*

 At Orientation, you will:

  • Receive academic advising
  • Register for classes
  • Learn about campus life from current Pacific students
  • Connect with other students
  • Explore ways to get involved in campus activities
  • 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 orientation 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 orientation.  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 or calling 209.946.2458 or emailing

Please feel free to contact the Office of New Student and Family 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.