We're here to help you succeed

There are a variety of resources to help new students become acclimated to life at Pacific.

  • Students are informed of important policies in their first semester seminars.
  • The Academic Affairs Office of the College provides friendly and accessible information about the rules and regulations students are expected to follow in the course of completing their degree requirements.
  • Faculty advisers as well as College deans assist first-year students in finding the help they need by providing information and referrals to support services on campus, such as tutoring, counseling and/or study skills courses.

Academic Information Specialist: Your Support Link

Eighmee Ferrill, the College's Academic Information Specialist, is responsible for working with faculty advisors to complete degree evaluations and maintain the academic files for each student in the College of the Pacific.

Eighmee is also involved in new student orientation, and she soon knows every student by name. She works closely with the Associate Dean when academic issues arise for a student, and she refers students to resource services as needed.

Contact Eighmee:

Office: WPC 113

Academic Advising and Career Services support students in developing and achieving career goals that lead to meaningful lives. Students and alumni are offered various services, including career advising, job and internship help, resume and cover letter writing help and graduate school planning.

The General Academic Tutoring Center's tutors are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students who have succeeded academically with a B+ or better in the class they are tutoring or have been recommended by their professors. They are here to help you succeed in college by providing on-going tutoring support. 

Care Managers are dedicated to assisting Pacific students in meeting their academic goals and overcoming educational and personal challenges. As part of the Office of the Dean of Students', Care Managers are responsible for assisting students with academic, social, emotional, personal, and professional development. 

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinates support for students with disabilities so they may participate fully in college life and derive the greatest benefit from their educational experiences. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of the Pacific provides a broad range of therapeutic services including group therapy, individual, couples sessions, informal consultations, and online assisted therapy for students experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, and/or more serious mental health issues.