Campus and Community
University of the Pacific is a multi-campus university with a presence in three very different, but uniquely California cities. Each campus enjoys a unique and vibrant campus culture with deep ties to its surrounding community.
Built in 1924, Pacific's Stockton Campus is renowned for its idyllic beauty, breadth of outstanding academic programs and vibrant and supportive campus life. It is home to the College of the Pacific, the university's liberal arts and sciences school, the Conservatory of Music, the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Heath Sciences, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the Eberhardt School of Business and the School of International Studies.
Pacific’s high-tech San Francisco campus, which opened in 2014, is located in the South of Market district of one of the world's most exciting cities. It is home to Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, one of the premier dental schools in the nation, as well as new graduate programs in food studies, analytics, audiology and music therapy. Located in on of the nation's most influential capital cities, the Sacramento campus is home to McGeorge School of Law, as well as graduate programs in education, health care, business, policy and analytics, and a bachelor’s degree completion program for working professionals.
The Don and Karen DeRosa University Center is the hub of Stockton Campus student life, offering multiple dining options, including a food court, a coffee house and a pub, as well as event and meeting facilities, the student store and a large open lawn area. The adjacent McCaffrey Center completes the student life neighborhood, housing a grocery store and student government, Career Resource Center, SUCCESS, CIP, Housing and Greek Life, and Educational Resource Center offices.
The university libraries are a rich resource for study and research. The William Knox Holt Memorial Library is the university’s main library, with numerous study areas, meeting rooms, a cafe and an information commons. It houses the bulk of the university collections and digital resources, as well as the music library and the Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Among Pacific's special collections are bulk of the papers of naturalist John Muir, the Brubeck Collection, containing the papers, music and memorabilia of jazz icon Dave Brubeck and his wife Iola, the Stuart Library of Western Americana and the University Archives. The Rite Aid Information Commons health sciences library in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides additional resources for students in the health sciences, and the Legal Studies Center housed on the Sacramento Campus contains the law library.
Stockton is California’s 13th largest city boasting a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of more than 300,000. Located in the San Joaquin Delta in the heart of the Central Valley, it occupies a key location one of the nation’s most fertile agricultural regions. Stockton’s inland, deep-water seaport serves as the agricultural, industrial and transportation hub of the valley. The Delta waterways, the American River and more offer a variety of opportunities for fishing and water sports. Stockton’s active cultural offerings include performances of the Stockton Symphony, the Stockton Chorale, the Civic Theater and Stockton Opera Association, as well as museums, art galleries and cultural festivals. Sports enthusiasts enjoy Stockton Ports baseball games at Banner Island Ball Park and Stockton Heat ice hockey games at the Stockton Arena.
In the surrounding areas, the Mother Lode country, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley and Yosemite are all within a few hours’ drive. The rich and varied cultural life of the San Francisco Bay Area are less than a two-hour drive from the Stockton Campus.
The University is serviced by the Department of Public Safety. The campus police are dedicated to the goal of maintaining the excellent academic environment that the University provides. The department provides many services, which are designed to make the time spent on campus a pleasant and rewarding experience. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of these services. University of Public Safety programs include: date rape prevention, self protection, crime prevention, emergency phones, Ride Along Program, and special event planning. The office also oversees the S.T.R.I.P.E program which is a safety escort service managed by students. For any further information or questions that you may have, phone Public Safety at (209) 946-2537 or visit our web site link under Student Life at www.pacific.edu.
Campus Safety and Security Report
University of the Pacific publishes an Annual Safety and Security Report for the Stockton campus that includes statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred on and around the Stockton campus for the previous three years. The Report specifically identifies statistics for crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
The Report also includes institutional policies and procedures related to campus safety and security. The Report provides information on the University of the Pacific's policies concerning alcohol and drug use, sexual assault and fire safety, including fire statistics. Additionally, the Report outlines University procedures for reporting crimes, providing emergency response, emergency evacuations and emergency notifications.
The report is available on-line at:
You may also contact the Department of Public Safety to obtain a hard copy of the report
Information on registered sex offenders is available on-line at http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov. or from the Stockton Police Department located at 22 E. Market Street.