Housing FAQ for new students
What is my campus address, and how do I receive mail?
Building and Room Number
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Mail is delivered Monday through Friday directly to your mailbox in your community by 5 p.m. Large packages are available for pick-up from Mail Services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can visit Student Mail Services for more information.
Who washes my laundry?
You do! Laundry facilities are available in every residential community paid for with Tiger Wash, which is pre-loaded on your student ID card.
Who cleans my living space?
You do. Custodial staff cleans common areas and residence hall and Greek bathrooms daily throughout the week. You may not leave trash in common spaces, including from your room in the hallway, the bathroom, laundry room, or any shared spaces for the custodial staff to clean up for you. Apartment residents are responsible for cleaning their apartment common areas including kitchens and bathrooms. Dumpsters are located outside of each residences hall, Greek Life House, and apartments.
What is an RA?
RA stands for Resident Assistant. RAs are students just like you who have taken a leadership role in the residential community. They are paraprofessional members of the Residential Life and Housing staff who help ensure that you have a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience in your community.
What should I leave at home?
Leave these items at home:
Pets of any kind (except for fish in a maximum 5 gallon tank)
Illegal drugs, controlled substances, and paraphernalia
Open flames, candles, sun lamps, and incense
Large holiday/string lights
Metal tipped dartboard sets
Dead plants or trees
All firearms and fireworks
All weapons (including air guns, bb guns, etc.)
Hot plates, toasters, and all items with an open heating element
For more information, refer to the terms and conditions found in the Student Housing Agreement and Tiger Lore.
Do I have a curfew in housing?
There is no curfew in university-owned housing. However, there are quiet hours which are from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. During these times, noise levels should be at a level conducive to sleeping.
How do I use my new meal plan?
You will be able to use your new meal plan account in a variety of dining locations throughout campus, including the Marketplace (our main dining hall), The Lair (the pub), and the Sushi Bar. In addition, you will be able to use your meal plan or dining dollars at Starbucks (located in the Library), the Health Sciences Café (located in the Health Sciences Learning Center), the E.A.T. Truck, and The Grove (located on the ground level of the McCaffrey Center).
The Grove provides a variety of items aimed toward the apartment students, including new grab-and-go food options, such as freshly made salads, coffee, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Also available are household items such as laundry soap and dish soap.
The Marketplace features a variety of stations to choose from, including a taqueria station focusing on meals from many Latin American countries. There also is a classics station featuring home-style American comfort foods, a Pacific Rim station offering specialties from throughout the Asian region, and an exhibition station focusing on grill menu options. Other menu options include things like a salad bar, deli station, home-style soups, freshly baked desserts, and beverages. Vegan, vegetarian, halal and gluten-free options are available daily. Please reach out to the Residential Life and Housing Office if you would like to make an appointment with Bon Appetit to review specific dining and shopping needs.
Where do I park?
You can park in areas where you have the appropriate parking permit to park in. Permits are required. For the most up-to-date parking, details see Campus Parking.
All users of parking facilities agree to abide by the university's Parking Permit Terms and Conditions and to obey all parking and traffic regulations. Parking is enforced by the Department of Public Safety. Both visitor and student parking on campus require a permit.
How do I request a roommate?
You may request a specific roommate on your housing application through MyPacific. Both you and your preferred roommate must do this and indicate each other as preferred roommates. Requests are not guaranteed.
After you move in, watch for more details about Room Swap dates during the semester. Room swap is a date/time where Housing allows residents to change rooms/buildings/roommates. Please note, residents are not permitted to make any changes to their room assignment without official approval from the Pacific Residential Life and Housing Office.
No room changes will be processed during the first two-weeks of each term/semester.
What do I bring to my new home?
The link below lists a few items you might want to bring to your new home. We suggest that you discuss with your roommate(s) who will bring shared items before arriving on campus.
What to Bring — Residence Halls (pdf)
Housing FAQ for Current Students
Can I live in the residence halls for more than four semesters?
Yes! During housing selection, you are able to select your same space from any available inventory - apartments, residence halls or Greek communities. Housing is guaranteed for 4 years.
I have class/work during my scheduled lottery time for room selection. How do I sign up for housing?
Your housing lottery time will be available from your designated start time until the end of the lottery. You may sign up for housing once your class is over with.
If I am placed on the waitlist, will I be guaranteed housing?
No. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee placement in university housing. Waitlist requests will be processed as space becomes available. Once you are offered a space, you will have 48 hours to accept or decline an offer. If you refuse the offer, or do not respond within 48 hours, the space will be released to another student.
Can I pull in another student to my room or apartment?
Current residents can request or pull in other students to their current apartment during the roommate pull-in selection process. Pulled-in roommates may be removed/revoked if they are not in good standing with the university, including judicial actions or sanctions.
How is my housing lottery determined?
The housing lottery for Open-space Selection is based on units completed. Units completed is the sum of the units in progress (spring/winter) and all other units completed and recorded at Pacific. If you are concerned about your official units on record, please contact the Registrar's Office.
How do I sign up for a single room?
During Housing Selection, students will be able to sign up for single residence hall spaces based on availability.
For single room requests due to accommodations, please register with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
If I live in an apartment, can I pull in a student younger or older than me?
Yes, student can form their roommate groups however they like. The leader of the group should be the student with the most units to ensure the earliest lottery time.
Can I sign up for one semester of housing only?
No. The Student Housing Agreement is for the full academic year: fall and spring, or fall, spring and summer for students on the trimester system.
For students studying abroad or participating in co-op opportunities during the Spring semester, a petition may be submitted to the Residential Life and Housing office through email@example.com. Students not living on campus during the fall semester are welcome to apply for Spring semester housing.
Can I terminate my Student Housing Agreement without penalty?
You will have 48 hours to confirm your placement by submitting your signed agreement. If you terminate after May 1st, there is at least a minimum $1,000 termination fee plus the loss of your deposit, for non-university approved terminations.
Please review the agreement termination provisions of the Student Housing Agreement Section 6. If a Student Housing Agreement is not received, the space will not be held and will be released as an open space.
What is a Living Learning Community (LLC)?
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential programs that allow you to connect with diverse groups of students who share a common focus. Students live together and participate in shared courses, special events and service projects as a group. LLCs are specifically connected to various academic departments and are designed to foster academic and personal growth. For more information about LLCs, visit here.
How can I sign up for a Living Learning Community (LLC)?
You may sign up for a Living Learning Community through the housing selection process.
Can I sign up for a fraternity/sorority meal plan if I live in the residence halls or apartments instead of the required plan? Greek life students residing in residence halls or apartments may sign up for a fraternity/sorority meal plan in addition to their student meal plan.
If I reside in the apartments, do I need to sign up for a meal plan?
Yes, all residents must sign up for a meal plan. Students residing in residence halls may select from the 21, 19 or 15 plan and students residing in apartments may select from the 10 or the 7 plan in addition to the 21, 19 or 15.
Family Housing and pharmacy trimester students may opt for the 5 plan.
If I plan to or will be advancing to the School of Pharmacy, do I sign up for Chan Family Hall?
Yes. If you are in the final year of your pre-pharmacy undergraduate program, you will be allowed to sign up for Chan Family Hall, space permitting.
What if I do not advance to pharmacy, will I lose my space in Chan Family Hall?
You may be relocated from Chan Family Hall if space is needed for Pharmacy students.