Welcome new Tigers!

Living on campus allows you to immerse yourself into the Pacific community and enjoy all the social and cultural aspects of campus life. Step one in the housing application process is confirming your intention to enroll in classes at Pacific. Once you confirm your intention to enroll and you pay your non-refundable housing prepayment fee, you’ll be able to complete the housing application process through InsidePacific. The process is based on priority dates established for both first-year and transfer students. While assignment preferences are not guaranteed, you will receive priority for preferred locations.

Breana Nham
Student Experience

“Moving to college was a bit scary to me at first since I was no longer living with my parents and in a completely new environment. However, I am forever grateful for the people that I met in my residence hall. Living in the dorms helped me have the complete college experience and meet new friends. So many of my favorite memories were made with the friends I made living on campus.”

– Breana Nham, second-year pre-pharmacy student

First-Year student residency requirement

As a first-year student (or first-time freshman), you are required to live on campus unless your permanent address is within a 30-mile radius of the Stockton campus. Nearly 80 percent of our incoming first-year students live on campus, and we can’t wait for you to join us. 

  • Students who are younger than 17 or older than 21, or
  • Students transferring to Pacific with more than 56 credits (excludes credits obtained through AP coursework or summer bridge programs), or
  • Students who have lived on campus at another higher education institution for four semesters (excluding summer sessions), or
  • Students who live with their parents/legal guardians in their permanent residence within 30 miles of the Pacific's Stockton campus, or
  • Students who are participating in a specific academic program involving study abroad or a non-local internship or cooperative education experience which is more than 30 miles from the Pacific's Stockton campus, or
  • Students who are married, in a registered domestic partnership, or a similar legal relationship and present a valid, certified copy of a Certificate of Marriage, Certificate of Registered Domestic Partnership, or a similar document issued by a government or other legally authorized authority.

Students must complete the Live at Home form (pdf) and provide necessarily documentation to be exempted from the Residency Requirement.

How to confirm housing

Step 1

If you are interested in living on campus, you must first confirm your intention to enroll with University of the Pacific.

Step 2

Once confirmed, you will need to access InsidePacific, and enter the Housing Portal to complete all requests for living on campus.

Step 3

During your housing confirmation process, you will pay the $150 confirmation pre-payment. Please remember that in addition to this payment, you’ll need to complete your housing preferences and the Student Housing Agreement.

The confirmation pre-payment is required for all new students applying for on-campus housing. This payment can be submitted online through the new student confirmation process, and you’ll receive this information in your letter of admission to the university. Assignment priority is determined based on the date the deposit is received by the Pacific. Once you enroll in classes, approximately one to two weeks after the start of the semester, your confirmation rent payment is applied toward your housing charges. If you do not enroll at Pacific, your confirmation rent payment is refundable until May 1. After May 1, the deposit will be applied as a cancellation fee and is not refundable. For more information, contact Residential Life and Housing at 209.946.2331 or iamhome@pacific.edu.

  • We’re here to help. We know this process might be overwhelming for you, and we are committed to answering your questions, calming nerves, and doing our best to ensure your housing selection process is a breeze. If you have questions, contact us at iamhome@pacific.edu or 209.946.2331.
  • You’ll be paired with students in a similar situation as you. First-year students live with first-year students, second-years with second-years, and so on. You can find comfort in knowing that you’ll be surrounded by peers having a similar experience as you. We are always in this together.
  • You have the opportunity to join a residential learning community. We offer our first-year students three learning communities to help you connect with other students with similar interests. 
  • We want you to like your roommate. It’s incredibly important to you and to us that you have a positive roommate experience. We do our best to match you with someone based on characteristics you disclose and identify on your housing application, and when you’re living together in the residence halls, we provide support and encouragement for healthy roommate relationships. 
First-Year housing options

All of our residential buildings are smoke-free, and they feature high-speed WiFi and cable through Xfinity so you can still watch your favorite weekly shows and do your homework with ease. We also provide laundry facilities and social lounge spaces to ensure you have everything you might need. 

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Transfer Students

Each year we are excited to see more and more transfer students joining our on-campus communities. It’s important to remember to apply early as spaces are not guaranteed. If you’re interested in living on campus, don’t forget to submit a Housing Placement Application (pdf). Once the application has been processed, you will be instructed to submit the Student Housing Agreement.

Professional Pharmacy

Pharmacy students live in Chan Family Hall, which is priority for professional, graduate, and health sciences students. You can submit a Housing Placement Application (pdf) if you’re interested in living here. Please contact Residential Life and Housing for more information.

Chan Family Hall
Graduate and family
Family Housing

Students who wish to be considered for family student housing must contact Residential Life and Housing as soon as possible. Space is very limited. 

Contact us at 209.946.2331 or iamhome@pacific.edu.

Sacramento Campus students

Are you a new graduate student on the Sacramento Campus? Visit our Sacramento housing page for housing application information. 

Students sitting on Sacramento campus

Contact Us

Email: iamhome@pacific.edu

Phone: 209.946.2331