Experience University of the Pacific

Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.

University of the Pacific is like the world itself at its best: Diverse. Inspiring. Empowering.

Activities and Sports

150+ Student Organizations

150+ Student Organizations

With over 150 student clubs and organizations and community outreach opportunities, campus life at Pacific complements and enriches your academic and professional studies. One of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States, Pacific brings students from all walks of life together.

18 Division I Sports Teams

18 Division I Sports Teams

The Pacific Tigers compete in NCAA Division I athletics and Pacific is a member institution of the West Coast Conference. The athletics department sponsors 18 sports, including baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's cross country, women's field hockey, women's sand volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and many others.

35+ Fitness Classes

35+ Fitness Classes

Keep yourself in excellent shape through Pacific’s health, fitness and wellness opportunities with Pacific Recreation (available on the Stockton and Sacramento campuses). Our state-of-the-art facilities include the Baun Fitness Center, offering flexible membership options and extensive hours of operation—so there’s never an excuse not to head to the gym. Love getting a great workout through sports? Join a pick-up game, or start your own, at Main Gym or Janssen-Lagorio Gym.

Culture and Entertainment

Long Theatre

Long Theatre

At Pacific, we encourage students to train for leadership roles in the arts as writers, directors, designers and producers, preparing themselves for the exciting new landscape of performing arts in a digital age.

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

The beautiful 872-seat Faye Spanos Concert Hall includes faculty studios, practice rooms and the conservatory administration offices. The concert hall is home to the Conservatory's Concert Series, Resident Artist Series, Stockton Opera and a variety of other events. The Conservatory hosts a rich and varied tradition of excellence with over 120 performances each year by students, faculty and visiting artists.

Janet Leigh Cinema Theatre

Janet Leigh Cinema Theatre

The Janet Leigh Theatre is the campus movie theater, named in honor of one of Pacific's most famous alumni, Janet Leigh (best known for her role in the 1960 film Psycho). Students enjoy current Hollywood releases, as well as independent and foreign films at this campus favorite. Films are screened Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with show times at 8:00 p.m. during the regular school year and 7:00 p.m. during the summer.

Campus Life

Enriching Campus Community

Enriching Campus Community

The heart of Pacific life is the Don & Karen DeRosa University Center, known as ``the DUC`` by students and staff. Here you'll find extensive dining options, from vegan/vegetarian fare and home-style favorites in our Marketplace, to fresh-brewed coffee in the Calaveras Coffee House and snacks and beverages in The Lair, Pacific's on-campus pub. Whether you're engaged in a fierce video game tournament in the Game Room, watching the latest sporting events and news in the University Center or relaxing on the lawn with friends, Pacific has a space that's right for you.

Modern Centers and Facilities

Modern Centers and Facilities

The School of Engineering and Computer Science occupies four main classrooms and laboratory buildings in the center of campus. Labs provide students with hands-on opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge and test research and scientific methods. The school's labs are filled with up-to-date equipment and technology—a significant resource for students. The Hydraulics Lab supports courses in fluid mechanics, water resources and research. The South Campus Lab is the center for manufacturing and construction needs.

A Home for the Arts

A Home for the Arts

Located in the gorgeous Jeannette Powell Art Center, The Reynolds Gallery encourages the exchange of artistic and cultural ideas, and provides Pacific students and the larger region with a forum to explore traditional and contemporary art and design. It supplies a means to develop perceptual skills and a visual arts language, knowledge of diverse media and an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the visual arts.

Getting Around

Whether you want to know about getting to class or a camping adventure in one of the many nearby state parks, traveling around campus, the city, and throughout California is easy.