A special five-week experience for new and returning undergraduates

Starting July 17, students can come back to campus early, move into the residences where they will be living during the regular academic year, take exciting new classes to get ahead or catch up on their academic journey, meet new friends and engage in fun daily campus activities designed especially for you.

We're excited to welcome you to campus on July 17. See what the first day has in store.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Coffee with the Callahans (DeRosa University Center Lobby)

Meet President Christopher Callahan and First Lady Jean Callahan in this special morning mixer for students and families checking in for the day. 

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Housing Check-in (DeRosa University Center) 
    • Head to the DUC to pick up your room key and receive instructions for moving into your assigned space. 
  • PacificCard Pick Up (DUC Lawn)
  • Breakfast available in the Marketplace (DeRosa University Center)

1 – 4 p.m. – Grill and Chill on DUC Lawn (DeRosa University Center Lawn)

Grab a bite to eat, play games, and listen to music on DUC Lawn as you connect with new and old friends. 

2 – 5 p.m. – Campus Life Summer Splash (DeRosa University Center Lawn)

Cool off with the Campus Life team—water inflatables and an epic water balloon battle. 

7 – 8:30 p.m. - ResLife Welcome Home (Residence Halls)

Meet your community!

8:30 – 10 p.m. - Movie on the Lawn: Soul

Watch a movie under the stars!

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New and returning Pacific students

The pandemic has relegated you – our new and returning Pacific students – to remote learning for more than a year now. That is why we are offering a unique opportunity to engage in our campus academic and social life – and start or re-start your college life – before the regular school year starts in August.


Our award-winning faculty are offering dozens of courses in our classrooms, studios and labs during this special five-week session leading up to fall semester. Students can select from courses such as Public Speaking and Topics in Popular Music to Nutrition for Health and Media and Society. And there will be special-interest courses too, such as Epidemiology and Classical Mythology. Classes start July 19 and run through Aug. 20.

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student moving in to dorm

Students participating in the five-week Back to Pacific: Ready, Set, Roar! will be able to move into their regular fall room assignments as early as July 17. Students may move onto campus early even if they are not enrolled in summer Back to Pacific classes. The full array of Pacific on-campus housing is available, including apartments, residential halls and Greek houses. 

Campus Life

Back to Pacific: Ready, Set, Roar! offers the opportunity to engage (for first- and second-year students) and re-engage (for juniors and seniors) in wide array of dynamic on-campus social and recreational activities. There will be concerts in the Lair, game nights, evening chats around the firepit, lawn picnics, “speed friending,” scavenger hunts, movies under the stars, karaoke nights, e-sports competitions, climbing wall activities, “Make it Yourself Mondays,” exercise classes such as yoga, barre and strength training, and special events at the President’s Residence featuring cookies and conversations with the President, First Lady and Pacific’s First Dog, Cali!

There also will be special programs designed for second-year students who have yet to be part of our campus (sophMORE) as well as other programs just for first-time Pacific students to get a jumpstart on college life.

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student and financial aid

The costs of courses and housing during Back to Pacific: Ready, Set, Roar! are less than the regular school year. Additionally, the university will offer financial aid to cover up to the full costs of tuition, housing and meal plans for students who enroll in Back to Pacific: Ready, Set Roar! and demonstrate financial need. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 209.946.2421 for more information.

Other Summer Courses

Pacific also is offering online courses earlier in the summer during two five-week sessions leading up to Back to Pacific: Ready, Set, Roar!

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family visiting Stockton Campus
Come explore your future home!

We have great news for admitted students who would like to visit our Stockton campus: We're now offering private tours for you and your family! Your new home has been called one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and now you'll have the chance see why.