Support students on Giving Tuesday and with Pacific's holiday gift guide

Student worker restocks food pantry

A student worker helps restock the food pantry inside Wendell Phillips Center on the Stockton Campus.

During this season of giving, Pacific supporters can make a meaningful impact on students by donating Nov. 29 for Giving Tuesday—a global day of generosity—then read on to get holiday gift ideas for everyone from sports fans to music lovers.

Give back to Pacific students

Pacific is highlighting three priority areas for Giving Tuesday: the food pantry, the Pacific Fund and the Center for Identity and Inclusion.

Supporters who donate $25 or more will receive a limited-edition ornament featuring an illustration of Burns Tower.

“These funds provide life-changing support for our students,” said Scott Biedermann ’05, ’20, vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations. “Gifts of any size make a difference to help ensure our students have the resources they need to pursue their studies and be successful.”

The food pantry, located in Wendell Phillips Center on the Stockton Campus, is a valuable resource for Pacific students facing food insecurity. A $10 donation can provide a pound of food. Gift cards are provided for students based on the San Francisco and Sacramento campuses.

The Pacific Fund directly benefits students by providing immediate, emergency support to cover services such as medical care, housing assistance and technology. Since the start of the academic year, 57 students have received emergency assistance.

The Center for Identity and Inclusion provides a supportive environment for students who are members of cultural, LGBTQ and gender-focused identity groups. Donations to the center are used to provide scholarships, enhance programming and improve outreach. 

Supporters can give to any or all of these funds in addition to their school or college of choice on the Giving Tuesday site, which will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 28. 

Gift guide

From Pacific apparel and games to conservatory and athletics tickets, find the perfect present with this University of the Pacific holiday gift guide

Summer High School Institute 

Give the gift of a Pacific education to the student in your family. Pacific’s Summer High School Institute will offer two sessions in 2023: June 5-17 and June 20-July 1. 

High schoolers have the opportunity to fully experience college life on the Stockton Campus choosing from among 40 immersive academic and athletic programs, including dental, law, coding, drone piloting, astronomy, band and golf.

Outside of class, a host of activities are planned during the two-week session. Students can enjoy movies under the stars, arts and crafts, karaoke, swimming and more.

Cheer for your favorite Pacific teams

Bring the whole clan to Family Day on Dec. 29 as the Pacific men’s basketball team hosts Brigham Young University. On Jan. 21, see the Tigers face off against one of the top college basketball programs in the country—No. 6 ranked Gonzaga. The Tigers will renew their long rivalry with the San Francisco Dons in a key West Coast Conference contest Feb. 16. 

Fans are encouraged to wear orange as Pacific women’s basketball celebrates Family Day Jan. 28 in a match against Brigham Young University. Support the fight against breast cancer in the annual Pink Game as the Pacific women’s basketball team takes on San Francisco Feb. 11, followed by the men’s game against San Diego.

Purchase tickets for any of Pacific’s games.

Take in a show

Enjoy an evening of first-class musical performances by Conservatory students with special guest artists and conductors.

A Resident Artist Recital on Jan. 18 will feature Thomas Derthick (double bass), Patricia Shands (clarinet), John Cozza (piano) and Logan Adams and Noah Gonzales (double bassists). 

The Symphony Orchestra performs Feb. 4 with conductor-in-residence Laura Jackson.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Concert Band performs Feb. 15 with composer-in-residence Marie Douglas joined by prize-winning flutist and assistant professor of practice Brittany Trotter.

Tickets for most Conservatory performances are free for students, $5 for seniors and $10 for all others.

Shop local

Miracle Mile, the eclectic shopping and dining district near the Stockton Campus, has dozens of specialty restaurants, services and stores offering clothing, home decor, jewelry, candles, books and more. Many businesses offer a 10% discount to students, faculty and staff by showing your PacificCard

Show school spirit

From Pacific apparel to yard games, the university bookstore is brimming with options for students, alumni and family, including the littlest Tiger fans.

Stay warm this winter with a Pacific sweatshirt or add a Pacific ornament to your tree. Pets can also show off their Pacific pride.

Use the code ‘friendsfamily’ to get up to 30% off online Nov. 23 through Nov. 28.