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Stockton, California 95211
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University Communications

July 20, 2020: Transcripts from President Christopher Callahan's Zoom Q&As and meetings with the Pacific community regarding fall semester.

July 17, 2020: Fall Semester 2020—Christopher Callahan, president, and Maria Pallavicini, interim president, provide an update on the University of the Pacific's fall 2020 semester plans, including the decision that nearly all teaching and learning will be conducted remotely. Learn more >

June 11, 2020: Pacific's fall reopening plans—Maria Pallavicini, interim president, and Christopher Callahan, president designate, provide an outline of the most critical elements of University of the Pacific's return plan for the fall. Learn more >

May 11, 2020: COVID-19 Relief Scholarship and CARES Act Emergency Grant— The Office of Financial Aid has been working on two support programs that will help our students. These two programs provide eligible students with financial assistance to ensure that their academic success is not impacted as a result of the pandemic. Learn more >

April 29, 2020: Statement from University of the Pacific—Given the uncertainties of COVID-19, no U.S. universities can definitively say whether they will be fully open for the fall semester. But at Pacific, we are planning and anticipating welcoming our students back to our campuses in August. Learn more >

April 27, 2020: Update on COVID-19 Planning and Response—Interim President Maria Pallavicini provides an update to the Pacific community about returning to campus, student assistance, enrollment efforts, finances and what's ahead for the university. Learn more >   

April 8, 2020: Sick Leave and Paid Administrative Leave—A summary of leave types available to employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more >

April 8, 2020: COVID-19 Relief Scholarship for Students—The Board of Regents unanimously approved the University of the Pacific's COVID-19 Relief Scholarship to assist students so that they can focus on pursuing their degree programs. Learn more >

April 2, 2020: Temporary Hiring Suspension—To ensure the long-term financial stability of our institution and preserve the ability to support our students, faculty and staff, Pacific is implementing an immediate suspension in hiring new employees and filling vacant positions. Learn more >

March 31, 2020: Summer Sessions Going Online—With the focus remaining intently on protecting the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, Pacific has decided all Summer Sessions will be taught online and available at a reduced fee. Learn more >

March 30, 2020: Defining essential services on campus—While nearly all employees are working remotely and most students have returned home or to an alternative location, some employees have roles deemed essential to support operations and are working on campus. Learn more >

March 30, 2020: Pass/Fail and Withdrawal Options for Students—Recognizing the significant challenges students are experiencing, Pacific has extended the deadline to elect the pass/no credit grading option for each undergraduate course. Learn more >

March 29, 2020: Pass or No Credit Grading Option + Withdrawals for Spring 2020

March 26, 2020: Pacific's decision regarding Commencement 2020—The extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 are requiring Pacific to rethink how our graduating seniors experience this important tradition. Learn more >

March 26, 2020: Resources to help support you and keep you connected—Message from Vice President for Student Life Carrie Lovelace Petr to students about services students can access remotely. Learn more >

March 24, 2020: Supporting our Pacific community—Board of Regents has unanimously approved measures to address refunds of room, board and parking, and to assist student workers. Learn more >

March 23, 2020: A very different spring semester—Message from Interim President Maria Pallavicini expressing her gratitude to students, faculty and staff as the university begins remote learning and working. “Thank you, Pacificans. I am grateful for your partnerships and your resolve.” Learn more >

March 23, 2020: Supporting teaching and working remotely—As students, faculty and staff are learning and working remotely, Pacific Technology is doing everything possible to ensure you have the systems and tools you need. Learn more >

March 22, 2020: Resources to help you get ready for MondayPacific prepares to launch online instruction tomorrow and the university community is coming together to support student success. Through the rest of the semester, Pacific will provide students tips to be successful in an online environment. Learn more >

March 20, 2020: Pacific’s response to Governor Newsom’s stay-at-home orderUniversity of the Pacific has been taking steps the past several weeks that comply with Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order, which takes effect today. Nearly all faculty and staff are working remotely and most students have returned home or to an alternative location. Learn more >

March 19, 2020: Safety and security on the Stockton Campus—

Attn: Stockton Campus 

During the transition to working and learning remotely, there will be fewer people on campus. To ensure the safety of our people and the security of the campus, the OneCard office and Public Safety will be securing all buildings on campus today. Staff and faculty will still have swipe or key access to buildings they can currently access. Several classroom buildings will be put on a summer break schedule of limited lighting and HVAC.

In alignment with California state guidance, buildings where crowds normally gather will be closed. On the Stockton Campus, this includes Athletics buildings, Baun Fitness Center, the DeRosa University Center and the library. The Grove will be the only location for grab-and-go food service.

All buildings will be posted with this information. Offices normally providing essential university functions have posted on their doors phone numbers to reach staff members.

Public Safety can be contacted at 209.946.2537 for access to locked buildings under the current guidelines.

March 19, 2020: Safety and security on the Sacramento Campus—

PACIFIC SACRAMENTO CAMPUS

During this time of transition to classes to virtual instruction, there will be fewer and fewer people working and staying on campus. For the safety of university employees and our buildings, the One Card office along with Public Safety will be securing the buildings on campus beginning Thursday evening at 5:00 PM, March 19, 2020.

Staff and Faculty will still have Swipe or key access to buildings between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. However, buildings will be alarmed on the weekends. For those who do not have card or key access, please contact Public Safety (916-739-7200 or 916-217-0896) prior to entering and an officer will assist you as soon as possible. Most classroom buildings will be put on a summer break schedule which means limited lighting and HVAC.

In keeping with the Governor’s recommendations, buildings where crowds normally gather will be closed, on the Sacramento Campus, this includes the Recreation Center and the Library. The Student Center will be the only location for food services on campus and will be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 1 pm for grab and go meals. All buildings will be posted with these restrictions. Offices normally providing essential University functions post a phone number on their door where a staff member can be reached.

Public Safety should be contacted when there is a legitimate need for access to locked-down buildings.

March 18, 2020: Pre-registration advising and other academic support services—Pacific's remains committed to student success. To help students transition to learning remotely for the rest of the semester, many support services remain available, including pre-registration advising. Learn more >

March 17, 2020: Limited number of laptops available for students in need—Pacific is committed to ensuring every student has access to a quality education. The university has acquired and repurposed a limited number of computers that can be loaned to our students who need them during this challenging time. Learn more >

March 17, 2020: Leaves available to staff during COVID-19 outbreak—Questions and answers for supervisors regarding the types of leave available to staff to assist them during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more >

March 17, 2020: Campus Update from Interim President Maria Pallavicini—An update to Pacific alumni, supporters, friends and community members about how the university is responding during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more >

March 16, 2020: Video message from Vice President for Student Life Carrie Lovelace Petr to students and parents regarding Covid-19 Watch >

March 16, 2020: Actions regarding spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus)—Pacific asked staff members in non-essential roles to work remotely. Supervisors will work with their teams on a plan that will enable the university to maintain the same levels of service and productivity. Learn more >

March 16, 2020: Pacific COVID-19 Human Resources and Risk Update—Pacific asked staff members in non-essential roles to work remotely. Supervisors will work with their teams on a plan that will enable the university to maintain the same levels of service and productivity. Learn more >

March 16, 2020: Good News Regarding Zoom Licenses—Pacific has purchased a large cache of Zoom licenses for faculty to use as an alternative to WebEx. Zoom is a video/telephone conferencing platform that can be used for teaching synchronous class sessions to up to 100 students or for one-on-one meetings (think advising). Learn more >

March 15, 2020: Coronavirus impact on students living on campus— Today the university asked resident students to return to their permanent residence or an alternate residence immediately for their health and safety. Pacific is able to accommodate a very limited number of students in residence on campus during a period of minimal on-ground services and staff. Learn more >

March 12, 2020: Pacific Athletics statement on coronavirus—In conjunction with announcements made by the West Coast Conference and the NCAA, Pacific Athletics has canceled competition as well as formal and organized practice sessions in all sports for the remainder of the spring season. Learn more >

March 11, 2020: Actions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)—Pacific is taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Learn more > 

March 11, 2020: Update on report of COVID-19 case in March Lane office building in Stockton—Today Pacific received confirmation that a person, not affiliated with the university, who visited a non-Pacific suite on the first floor of the March Lane office building on March 4, tested positive for COVID-19 outside of San Joaquin County. Learn more > 

March 10, 2020: In response to report of COVID-19 case in March Lane office building in Stockton—Pacific received an unconfirmed report that a person, not affiliated with the university, who works in the March Lane office building tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined. San Joaquin County Public Health has not substantiated this case. Learn more > 

March 6, 2020: Stay healthy during spring break— Pacific advises members of the university community traveling during spring break to review travel guidelines. All students, faculty and staff  returning from international travel will be subject to the CDC and local public health travel re-entry guidelines in place at the time of their return. Learn more > 

March 6, 2020:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update—Interim President Maria Pallavicini updates Pacific parents and family members about the precautions being taken at Pacific against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including the suspension of interntional travel, sharing prevention tips and the email address created to send inquiries about COVID-19. Learn more >

March 5, 2020: An important time to support one another— Viruses do not target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds, nor should we as Pacificans. Learn more >

March 3, 2020: Updates regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)—Pacific suspends study abroad program in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health guidelines on managing the coronavirus for American students studying overseas. Learn more >

February 28, 2020: Update regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)—Interim President Maria Pallavicini updates the university community on COVID-19 and the creation of a centralized email address to send inquiries about COVID-19. Learn more >

February 27, 2020: Update regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)—Pacific suspended international travel for all university-related business for the next two months. Learn more >

February 13, 2020: Update regarding coronavirus and the flu—Pacific provides prevention tips as it continues to monitor the situation. Learn more > 

January 29, 2020: Information regarding coronavirus and the flu—Pacific informs the university community of precautions adopted for the well-being of students, faculty and staff, including screening health center visitors and providing cleaning guidelines to staff. Learn more >