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 Benerd College, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, 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 in 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 graduate programs in data science, audiology and music therapy. Located in one 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, data science, 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, event and meeting facilities, the student book 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, the Community Involvement Program, Housing and Greek Life, and Educational Resource Center offices.

The William Knox Holt Memorial Library is the university’s main library, with numerous study areas, meeting rooms, Starbucks, a cafe and an information commons. It houses the research information resources through books, databases, and scholarly commons bulk of the university collections and digital resources, as well as the a music library and the Holt-Atherton Special Collections and Archives. Among Pacific's special collections are bulk of the papers of naturalist John Muir; 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 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 a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural city. 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. Its 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 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley and Yosemite National Park are all within a few hours’ drive.

One of the most vibrant and diverse cities of the West Coast, San Francisco is a thriving center for the arts and culture, as well as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Its natural beauty, cosmopolitan environment, world-class museums, diverse population and quaint neighborhoods draw millions of visitors each year. One of the nation's most influential capital cities, Sacramento is a dynamic center for California law and policy,  rich with history and culture. The university's three cities, at the heart of the Northern California Megaregion, are all within a two-hour drive from each other.

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.