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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The well-being of Pacific students, faculty and staff is a top priority. We continue to monitor the situation closely. Please see the updates below to learn more about how the university is working to mitigate the virus’ impact on our university community. Pacific has created a centralized email address to send questions and inquiries about COVID-19 related issues: We will respond to these emails as soon as possible.

Latest Information

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