When can I get to campus?

We hear this question every day from international students like you. With the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that visa availability and travel plans may have been impacted. As always, UOP International has you covered.

We are working to get you to campus as soon as possible, in ways that ensure your health and safety. UOP International is prepared to support you in beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you. Explore our study plans below.

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Study Plan 1.

On-Campus Spring Semester

The University of the Pacific campus will be open during the Spring 2021 semester. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.

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Study Plan 2.

Virtual Spring Semester

If you are unable to arrive on campus for the spring semester, you can complete your Pacific courses online from home—no study delays or interruptions—and transition smoothly to Pacific next semester.

Find a Solution that Works

Explore which path to your university degree makes the most sense for you:

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment during the fall?

Answer: Yes

Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for your designated start time in January?

Answer: Yes


On-Campus Semester

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa to arrive on campus before your designated start date?

Answer: No

Question 2: Are you able to begin your degree virtually from your home?

Answer: Yes


Virtual Semester

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

Why Start with Pacific Now?

1. Start on-time

Don’t delay—start your degree program now, with no interruptions.

2. Pacific credits

Take the same credits you would take if you were on-campus.

3. An engaging real-time classroom

Learn from top-ranked Pacific faculty with other Pacific students.

4. Dedicated support

Get academic assistance with Pacific advisors, plus guidance on your transition to campus.

5. A connection to campus

Become part of the University of the Pacific community with regularly scheduled virtual events with other Pacific students.

Student Stories

Interested in studying at Pacific? Hear from international students like you who have already started classes!

Anh, Vietnam

“I chose Pacific to study as an engineer because this school has a really good reputation as well as faculty and facilities. UOPI has helped me a lot by creating English classes and allowing me to overcome my English barrier.”

Basma, Egypt

“When I first came to Pacific, UOPI staff members helped ease my transition and lessened my culture shock. UOPI also helped me plan for the future by providing on-campus job requirements, information sources and interview tips.”

Stay Informed

During this time of uncertainty, we are here for you. See how we have been supporting our students this semester:

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Virtual Tour

Explore Pacific’s campus virtually for a look at our living and learning spaces.

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Stay Updated on COVID-19

Information and resources for students regarding COVID-19

Explore More of Our COVID-19 Resources