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Residential Life & Housing
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3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Residential Learning Communities

Since the fall of 2004, on-campus students have been able to participate in an exciting program that is designed to meet their academic, developmental and social needs. Residential Learning Communities are places and spaces where students begin to explore the relationship between academic achievement and residential living. Here they will learn about themselves and one another as they explore relationships and shared experiences inside and outside the classroom. The intentional focus of the residential learning community program is providing students with programming opportunities that coincide and compliment what they are studying in the classroom. This makes living in a Residential Learning Community unique from living in other communities on-campus.

First Year Honors Community
  • John Ballantyne  
  • Designed for students in the Honors program 
  • Focus on developing a challenging education living and learning environment
  • Provides easy access to faculty in the residential setting
  • Added social and academic support through Honors Peers
  • Structured programs and activities are organized to coincide with classroom learning
  • Assignment to the Honors community is restricted to those joining the Honors Program, which is by invitation

Intercultural Learning Community

  • Price House 
  • This community is supported in collaboration with the Intercultural Student Success Office. 
  • Socials and educational engagement is focused on identity and the exploration of one's own identity in an envrionment that encourages residents to learn about the lived experiences of their neighbors. 

I-House (International House) Learning Community

  • Casa Jackson
  • Amenities include a community kitchen and a meditation/prayer space. 
  • This community is supported in collaboration with International Programs & Services.
  • Socials and educational engagement is focused on intenational living and exploration. Residents will be able to learn from others about different countries and to explore thier own interest's in studying abroad. 

  • What are the Benefits of Residential Learning Communities 

    Studies done throughout higher education institutions and publications consistently show that when compared to their peers, students who live in Residential Learning Communities benefit from the following:

    • Become more familiar with campus resources, offices, and services

    • Often meet friends sooner and become more comfortable within the community

    • Adjusting more quickly to the college environment in their transition from high school

    • Generally allows for more interaction opportunities with staff and faculty on campus

    • Better prepared academically (more readily participates in study/work/discussion groups)

    • Opportunities for deeper learning and engagement in and outside of classes.


  • First Year Honors Learning Community 

    The First Year Honors Residential Learning Community, located in John Ballantyne Hall, brings students from the Honors Program together in a residential setting to challenge and support their growth and transition to the Honors learning environment.  This is done by providing Honors students easy access to faculty in the residential setting, additional social and academic support through the Honors Peers, and structured programs and activities that coincide with what is learned in the classroom. Moreover, the honors community offers a wide array of extracurricular events and service opportunities, and boasts one of the highest participation rates in intramural sports.

  • How can I (my student) Sign Up to be in a Residential Learning Community? 

    Simply indicate on the Student Housing Contract online through the housing portal on InsidePacific or on the Housing Placement Application (paper) that you would like to live in a Residential Learning Community by indicating your preference for which community.