Welcome to the Pacific community.

Now that you’ve been admitted, here's what you need to know.

  • Set up your email account. All email communication from the University will now be sent to your student email account. To access your account, change your default password by visiting the Locksmith Account Management Tool. Next, you will access your student email account through Gmail.com. Click here for a detailed step by step guide for email set up.
  • Meet with your advisor. Set up an initial meeting with your assigned advisor (found on page your admission letter) to plan your course sequence and register for classes.
  • Register for courses. Reach out to your program for specific course registration instructions. 
  • Complete your FAFSA. If you are planning to utilize financial aid to pay for your tuition, complete a FAFSA and your Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov. The university school code is 001329. 
    If your courses begin in the summer, you will need to file a 2023-24 FAFSA prior to June 30, 2024 and also complete the 2024-25 FAFSA. If you start in the fall, you will only complete the 2024-25 FAFSA.  
  • Request loans, if required. Graduate students enrolling in programs in Benerd College, College of the Pacific, Conservatory, Eberhardt School of Business, or School of Engineering and Computer Science must submit a “Loan Request” to have their loans processed. Click here for more information about graduate loans and financial aid.
    (Students in the Dugoni School of Dentistry, McGeorge School of Law, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, and the School of Health Sciences DO NOT need to use this portal as they are automatically considered for loans once admitted with a FAFSA on file.)
  • Review billing and financial aid. You will be notified by email when you financial aid award letter is ready for review at pacific.awardletter.com. Billing and financial information is located in the My.pacific.edu portal, in the Billing widget on the home dashboard. Here you can ensure that financial aid and payments for courses and programs are met by the appropriate payment deadlines, or enroll in a monthly payment plan.
    NOTE: Loans must be accepted through MyPacific and loan documents completed by following these steps before aid can be applied toward your bill. 

    If you have questions about billing and payments you can reach Student Accounts at studentaccounts@pacific.edu.  For financial aid questions, reach out to the office on your specific campus: Sacramento: finaid@pacific.edu, Stockton: financialaid@pacific.edu, and San Francisco: sf_finaid@pacific.edu
  • Enroll or waive student health insurance. Students will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If you don't need SHIP, you must submit an insurance waiver prior to the first day of classes. Complete information about SHIP and the Insurance Waiver can be found on the Student Health Services page. 
    NOTE: Students enrolled in an online program will not be required to submit health insurance.
  • Complete the online orientation. While not a mandatory course, the online orientation course offered through Canvas is a helpful tool designed to orient you to the university. An email notification will be sent to your student email once enrolled. Your online orientation will always show up as a course in your Canvas Dashboard so that you have access to it throughout your graduate program. 
  • Stay compliant with the university immunization policy.  You are required to submit immunization records in order to attend on-campus classes. Review the immunization policy and submit your records through healthservices.pacific.edu. On the left-hand side of the portal, you will find the link to immunization records.
    NOTE: Students enrolled in an online program will not be required to submit immunization records.
Woman accessing online orientation
Your guide to campus resources and important processes
Graduate Online Orientation

Once you confirm your enrollment, you will be enrolled in the Graduate Online Orientation, a course offered through our Canvas platform. Watch for your invitation in your new student email account!

During orientation you'll learn about:

  • Campus-specific resources
  • How to register for courses
  • Where to find your financial aid documents
  • How to pay your tuition


Get to know your new campus
New Student Info Guides

Download your new student guide below, featuring:

  • Information about your incoming class
  • New student checklist, links, and how-to's
  • Campus-specific resources
  • Fun things to do nearby
New students at Welcome Week events.
Contact Us

Graduate Admission
Knoles Hall, Second Floor, Room 207B
3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton CA 95211
Phone: 209.946.3929 
Email: gradadmission@pacific.edu

Please check in at the One Stop Student Center at the front entrance.