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 Fall Semester

The University of the Pacific campus is open for the Fall 2021 semester. You are welcome to arrive in August for the start of your Fall semester classes, if that is possible for you. Our team are here to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.

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Study Plan 2.

Virtual Fall Semester

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

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Study Plan 3.

October Start for General English

If you don’t receive your visa in time for August, join us on-campus in October. This option is open to General English students only.

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Study Plan 4.

On-Campus Fall semester in China

Have a university residential experience at the elite Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, while studying virtually with Pacific. Live on the ZJU campus, access university facilities and much more while completing your courses virtually. And don’t worry, we can work with you on ensuring your class schedule works for your time zone.

For all application and payment deadlines, move-in and program start dates, and up-to-date program costs,
please visit the Important Dates and Costs 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