Build a Community By Cohort

In the residence halls, lifelong friendships take root and the experience of living on campus generates a whole new definition of "family" and "home". 

As we seek to provide excellent customer service, our team works to listen and expediently address our residents' needs and concerns, therefore ensuring the best possible residential life experience. Living within Pacific's residential campus community, students find their pursuit of knowledge enhanced and their range of cultural and social opportunities expanded.

At Pacific, we have divided the residential facilities so that we can provide intentional educational strategies focused on your personal growth and development. 

As a result of living on campus, you will be a confident and culturally responsive individual engaged in your communities.

Student Leadership Opportunities

RAs are full-time students and student leaders trained by the professional staff and our campus partners. An RA serves as the day‐to‐day contact person with residents. Each RA is responsible for building community on a floor/section, serving as a resource for residents, and communicating policies and regulations. RAs are first responders in student conflict, crisis, and emergencies. They are also role models who serve the needs of students by providing program opportunities, developing safe and comfortable residence hall communities, and helping students become acquainted with the campus, the community and its resources.Becoming a Resident Assistant is a great way to get involved. RAs receive a scholarship which assists with room and board charges. To be considered for an RA position,you must have a 2.5 GPA and be at least have a second year class standing. For more details contact

If you're looking for a great way to get involved, check out RHA and your Residence Hall's Hall Government. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the student government for all on-campus residence halls and apartment communities. RHA conducts educational, social, cultural, and recreational programming for all the halls. Anyone living in a residential facility belongs to RHA, that means you, your roommate and all your friends who live in the halls. RHA is here to represent and entertain YOU! 

Another way to get involved in the residence halls is through the NRHH. NRHH is most known for recognizing communities, faculty, staff, students, programs each month. These awards are called "Of the Months" or OTMS. Local award winners are submitted for regional and then national consideration within their category. The next national or regional winner may be YOU!

Membership to NRHH is restricted to 1% of the residents with a minimum of 26 units, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and two semesters at Pacific. If you have a question or comment, send an email to

Safety and Community Responsibility

Our part is to make sure that the infrastructure (i.e. locks, lighting, fire equipment etc.), policies, and procedures reflect the best way to keep you safe.  

  • Resident Assistants will walk through buildings on a daily basis to check for exterior facility concerns like lighting while also reporting any suspicious activity. They will also document any policy violations.
  • Each semester we conduct Fire Drills in which you will be expected to evacuate from a building and there a Residential Life team member will review the importance of evacuating when the fire alarm goes off. 
  • Each semester Resident Assistants conduct Health and Safety checks. They will enter rooms in pairs to check to see if the room has any items that could be hazardous - including daisy chaining plugs (when you plug an extension cord into an extension cord) or candles that have been banned as a fire hazard.

Public Safety and Residential Life & Housing have partnered up for our Pacific Community SAFE program. We believe in strong community relationships between our team, our Public Safety Department, and you. Each of our residence communities on campus will be paired up with a Public Safety liaison officer/sergeant for the year. These partnerships will allow officers to connect with the residents and Residential Life team members of each community while more effectively educating and ensuring the safety of our students.

It is important that safety is taken seriously. It is your responsibility to:

  • Follow the policies outlined in the Tiger Lore
  • Adhere to the Student Housing Agreement
  • Follow directions given by Resident Assistants and professional staff
  • Not let people into buildings or parking area
  • Know who to notify in case or an emergency
  • Pay attention to basic safety skills.

You can also sign up through inside Pacific to receive emergency notifications from the University. You can include cell phone numbers and email addresses to receive text messages, voicemail, and/or emails in the event of a crisis.