Experience life
at Pacific

We are so excited that you’re interested in living on campus at University of the Pacific. Whether you are joining us as a first-year student or are enrolled in a graduate or professional program, the convenience and community of on-campus living will enrich your experiences as a Pacific student.
 
With 12 residence halls, five apartment complexes, and Greek housing, you’ll experience a living community that is diverse, comfortable, and engaging. Our team is always available to assist you with things like room selection, adjusting to life at Pacific, and answering questions about day-to-day campus living.
 

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More than just a place to live

On-campus living at Pacific is based on a cohort model. First-year students live together, second-year students reside together, and upper division, graduate, and professional students are blended into the many apartment communities we have. Your integration into campus life is supported with vibrant and interactive programs, a dynamic professional staff team, and a diverse community that cares.

Housing Residency Requirement

To support the University's commitment to the Pacific experience, all unmarried, full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus during their first and second years, excluding summer sessions, unless the student has been approved for an exception or space is not available to accommodate this requirement.

  • Students who are under the age of 17 or over the age of 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.

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The benefits of Pacific living

Living within Pacific's residential campus community, you’ll find your pursuit of knowledge enhanced and your range of cultural and social opportunities expanded. As a result of living on campus, you will become more confident, more knowledgeable about different cultures and people, and more engaged in your communities.

Need a car?

Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Pacific has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area.

Looking for adventure?

Our Tiger Escapes program has a variety of exciting day trips on the weekends throughout Northern California. Trips are offered at reduced prices for students, faculty, staff, and guests with food and transportation provided.

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Student leadership opportunities

There are so many ways for you to make an impact at Pacific. If you’re interested in stepping up and being a leader in your on-campus living community, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you. You can implement programs and activities through the Residence Hall Association or help ensure residents have a positive living experience by being a Resident Assistant.

RAs are full-time students and leaders trained by professional housing staff and campus partners. An RA serves as the day‐to‐day contact person with residents and is responsible for building community on a floor or section, serving as a resource for residents, and communicating policies and regulations. RAs are first responders in student conflicts, crises, 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 an RA is a great way to get involved. RAs receive a scholarship that assists with room and board charges. To be considered for an RA position, you must have a 2.5 GPA and have at least a second-year class standing. For more details, contact rasearch@pacific.edu.

The Residence Hall Association plans educational, social, cultural, and recreational programming for all residential students. If you’re living on campus, you’re automatically a member of RHA. That includes your roommate and all of your friends who live in the halls.
 
RHA is a student-run organization sponsored by Residential Life and Housing. We are here to serve you as campus residents and ensure your voices are heard. Advocating for yourself, your experiences, and others and their experiences is a great way to participate in RHA. If you're looking for a way to get involved, we recommend getting connected to your community’s hall government as a first step.
 
Our RHA is affiliated with the Pacific Association of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH).

Our mission

As the Residence Hall Association of the University of the Pacific, our mission is to promote advocacy between university residents and administration, provide leadership opportunities through responsible campus collaboration and residential programming, network with other higher education institutions through national and regional conferences, and assist in building a diverse community. In other words, we want to make you feel at home when you are at Pacific. We also encourage you to learn something other than what you’re learning in the classroom. By offering the full opportunity of a residential life experience, you will grow as leaders, as followers, and as valuable people.

What is a hall government?

A hall government is a group of residents (like you!) from a specific community who work together throughout the year to plan events, provide programming, attend RHA meetings, and get sponsorship from RHA for events. They also act as a resource to you when you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Hall governments tend to have a president, treasurer, secretary, and marketing roles, but each hall government can choose to operate how it best suits their community and needs. Any resident can be part of their community's hall government. 
 
While in hall government, you help carry on traditional programs, such as broomball in Southwest or The Quad Olympics to name a few! But you also create new and exciting programs for your community like helping to design a community t-shirt to make lasting memories. We look forward to seeing you at hall government and RHA meetings and events.

What is a community?

A community is a building or group of buildings. It’s how Residential Life and Housing and RHA have organized and refer to the buildings on campus. You can live in a residence hall or apartment and be a part of a community. There are six different communities in total.
 

NRHH is most known for recognizing communities, faculty, staff, students, and programs through “Of the Months” awards or OTMS. Local award winners are submitted for regional and then national consideration within their category, which means the next national or regional winner could be YOU!
 
Membership to NRHH is restricted to 1 percent 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 nrhhuop@gmail.com.

Student experience

 “Living on campus is life-changing. You learn so much that isn’t taught in the classrooms. I have lived on campus for three years—two as an RA—and I have loved every single one of them. Some of my favorite memories on campus are living in Farley and walking over to the soccer games at night. You won’t regret becoming an RA and a part of this community.”

– Logan Cope, biochemistry major
 

Logan Cope
Stockton skyline
Stockton Experience

Located in Stockton, University of the Pacific’s residential campus is located in the heart of one of the country's most diverse cities, and puts students in reach of Sacramento, San Francisco, the Napa Valley and Yosemite.

Safety and community responsibility

We strive 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 walk through buildings on a daily basis to check for exterior facility concerns, like lighting, while also reporting any suspicious activity. They also document any policy violations.
  • Each semester we conduct fire drills in which you will be expected to evacuate from a building where a Residential Life & Housing 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 and 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 you and Residential Life team members of each community while more effectively educating and ensuring your safety.
 
It is important that safety is taken seriously. It is your responsibility to:

  • Follow the policies outlined in the Tiger Lore Student Code of Conduct.
  • 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 InsidePacific 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.

Feeling hungry?

The Stockton campus has a variety of dining options and meal plans to energize your mind and body.

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Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, or email us at iamhome@pacific.edu.