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Campus and Community

The main campus of University of the Pacific, located near the center of Stockton, has grown from the original 40 acres of the Harriet M. Smith Memorial Campus to a total of 175 acres.

In 1974, the University acquired 42 acres of land adjoining the campus, that include nine permanent classroom buildings formerly the property of San Joaquin Delta Community College.

McCaffrey Center was also completed in 1974. It contains student apartments and serves as one anchor of the Student Life neighborhood by housing student government, the Career Resource Center, SUCCESS, CIP, Housing and Greek Life, and the Educational Resource Center. Directly across the lawn is the LEED certified DeRosa University Center which opened its doors in the fall of 2009. The DeRosa Center is the hub of campus dining and includes the Marketplace, the Calaveras Coffee Company, and the Lair. Located north of the Calaveras River which runs through the campus are the Cowell Wellness Center, housing Health and Counseling Services, and the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences complex, which also houses the entry level graduate program in physical therapy.

Pacific’s San Francisco campus offers a dental program consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. The University’s McGeorge School of Law is situated in Sacramento and offers both day and evening programs.

The William Knox Holt Memorial Library is the main library at Pacific. Many library sources can be accessed Online. The Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections includes the Stuart Library of Western Americana and the University Archives. About 75 percent of the writings of naturalist John Muir are included in the collections, which also provide extensive information and photographs for research of the California Gold Country and the Gold Rush. The W.J.B. Fry Library is a collection of historical materials that pertain to the United Methodist Church and its commitment to higher education.

The Science Library is located in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences building with materials in chemistry, health sciences and pharmacy. The Music Library in Irving Martin Memorial holds sound recordings, slides, films, video tapes, laser discs and an extensive collection of folk dance music. Pacific is also home to a number of special programs that include the Brubeck Institute which houses the collection of Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck, the Muir Institute which holds the papers of naturalist and Sierra Club Founder John Muir, and as of the summer of 2002, the Jacoby Center which focuses on urban studies.

Stockton is the center of a metropolitan area of more than 230,000 population located near the geographical center of the state. It occupies a key location in the rich Central Valley, a fertile agricultural area. Stockton is the seat of government of San Joaquin County. It is also an inland, deep-water seaport and serves as the agricultural, industrial and transportation hub of the valley. Produce and manufactured goods are distributed from this port to all parts of the world.

The Mother Lode country, the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley and Yosemite are all within a few hours’ driving distance. San Francisco and the rich and varied cultural life of the Bay Area are less than a two-hour drive from the campus.

Within its own community the University benefits from participation in the activities of the Stockton Symphony Orchestra, the Stockton Opera Association, the Stockton Chorale, the Civic Theatre, the Pioneer Museum and Haggin Galleries, and the Stockton Public Library.

Campus Security

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 .

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 . or from the Stockton Police Department located at 22 E. Market Street.