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Residential Life & Housing
209.946.2331
iamhome@pacific.edu

McCaffrey Center, 2nd Floor
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Residential Life

The Pacific community is made up of students, faculty and staff who live and work together. In the residence halls lifelong friendships take root and the experience of living on campus generates a whole new definition of "family" and "home". 

As we seek to provide excellent customer service, our team works to listen and expediently address our residents' needs and concerns, therefore ensuring the best possible residential life experience. Living within Pacific's residential campus community, students find their pursuit of knowledge enhanced and their range of cultural and social opportunities expanded. At Pacific we have divided the residential facilities into academic cohorts as follows:

First Year Residential Experience

Second Year Residential Experience

Greek/Graduate Upper Division 

  • Residential Life Staff 

    ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

    With oversight for the 17 residence hall facilities, 3 residential learning communities, and the development of related policies, the Residential Life staff is experienced in the areas of student development, programming, crisis response and campus resource information.

    Dan Ocampo 
    Associate Director of Residential Life and Student Engagement
    Tel: 209.946.7464
    E-mail: docampo@pacific.edu

    Christy Lenzi
    Administrative Assistant
    Tel: 209.946.7620
    E-mail: clenzi@pacific.edu

    ASSISTANT DIRECTORS (AD)

    The 2 ADs are full-time, live-on professional staff with Masters degrees who are specifically trained in all aspects of residential life, including: counseling, conflict mediation, programming, and conduct. Housed in Chan Family Hall and Towerview, each AD has comprehensive responsibility and oversight of an entire residential area of campus (approximately 1,000 students, 3-4 Residence Directors, and 35-39 student staff). 

    Heather Pearson Villeda
    Assistant Director
    First Year Residential Experience 

    e-mail: hpearson@pacific.edu

    Maria Lazaro
    Assistant Director
    Second Year Residential Experience

    Greek/Graduate Upper Division
    e-mail: mlazaro@pacific.edu

    RESIDENCE DIRECTOR (RD)

    RDs at Pacific are either full-time professional staff with Master degrees or full-time graduate students who are part-time staff members responsible for the operation of 1‐5 residence halls, apartment communities or Greek facilities, which may include the supervision of Resident Assistants and/or Greek Community Assistants.  RDs work with staff and students to build safe, positive, and inclusive communities; meet with students regarding policies and guidelines; and ensure the proper upkeep of facilities and grounds.

    First Year Residential Experience Residence Director
    North Quad: John Ballantyne Hall, Carter House, Eiselen House, Ritter House, & Wemyss - RD William Troche
    South Quad: Jessie Ballantyne Hall, Casa Jackson, Casa Werner, Price House, & Farley -  RD Brenda Manzo
    Southwest Hall (first floor)- RD Rachel Stice
     Second Year Residential Experience
    Grace Covell Hall- RD Leticia Caballero
    Southwest (second and third floors)-  RD Rachel Stice
    Greek/ Graduate Upper Division
    Monagan & Chan Family Hall-  RD Abigail Mesgana
    McCaffrey Center Apts and Greek Facilities- RD Stephanie Marte
    University Townhouse Apartments and Theta Chi - RD Mary Rose McGinn

    ASSISTANT RESIDENCE DIRECTOR (ARD)

    ARDs are responsible for all the duties associated with the RA position. In addition, they serve as assistants to the Residence Director for a community, co-advisor to the community Hall Government, and they help mentor the RAs on staff.

    RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)

    RAs are full-time students and paraprofessional staff members trained by the professional staff and campus partners. An RA serves as the day‐to‐day contact person with residents. Each RA is responsible for building community on a floor/section, serving as a resource for residents, and communicating policies and regulations. RAs are first responders in student conflict, crisis, and emergencies. They are also role models who serve the needs of students by providing program opportunities, developing safe and comfortable residence hall communities and helping students become acquainted with the campus, the community and its resources.

    Becoming a Resident Assistant is a great way to get involved. RAs receive a scholarship which assists with room and board charges. To be considered for an RA position,you must have a 2.5 GPA and be at least a sophomore. Applications and further information can be found at pacific.edu/rasearch. For more details contact 209-946-2331 or iamhome@pacific.edu.

  • Residential Life Safety 

    Our Part

    Our part is to make sure that the infrastructure (i.e. locks, lighting, fire equipment etc.), policies and procedures reflect the best way to keep students who live with us safe.  Daily, the staff walk the buildings after hours to check exterior lights to make sure they work and to report any suspicious activity. etc. Safety drills are completed each semester. In addition, each semester student staff conduct in Health and Safety checks, where they enter rooms to check to see if the room has any items that could be hazardous - including spider plugs or lamps that have been banned as a fire hazard.

    Public Community SAFE Program

    Public Safety and Residential Life and Housing has partnered up for our Pacific Community SAFE program. Our primary goal is to create stronger community relationships between both RLH Staff and the general campus community with our Public Safety department. Each of our residence communities on campus will be paired up with a Public Safety liaison officer/sergeant for the year. These partnerships will allow officers to connect with the residents and staff of each community while more effectively educating and ensuring the safety of our students.

    2017- 2018 Liaison Pairs

    First Year Residential Experience Officer
    North Quad: John Ballantyne Hall, Carter House, Eiselen House, Ritter House, & Wemyss-
    South Quad: Jessie Ballantyne Hall, Casa Jackson, Casa Werner, Price House, & Farley-  Ray Esparza
    Southwest Hall (first floor)-
     Second Year Residential Experience
    Grace Covell Hall- Paul Sunga
    Southwest (second and third floors)- 
    Greek/ Graduate Upper Division
    Monagan & Chan Family Hall- 
    McCaffrey Center Apts and Greek Facilities-
    University Townhouse Apartments and Theta Chi -

    Your Part

    It is important for students to take safety seriously. It is the students' responsibility to follow the policies outlined in the Tiger Lore, follow directions given by student and professional staff, do not let people into buildings or parking area, know who to notify in case or an emergency and pay attention to basic safety skills.

    For more information about Tiger Lore and its policies, click here to visit the website.

    Pacific Connect - Emergency Notification System

    You can also sign up through inside Pacific to receive emergency notifications from the University. You can include cell phone numbers and email addresses to receive text messages, voicemail, and/or emails in the event of a crisis.

  • Residential Education / Programming 

    RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION

  • Living on Campus 

    Pacific provides quality on-campus living and learning environments that encourage and enhance participation and enjoyment of your college experience.  Below are some links for you to explore more about residential life...

    Learn about the residence halls

    Learn about the apartment communities: Monagan, Chan Family, Townhouses, McCaffrey Center Apartments, and Towerview Apartments

    Learn about the policies and procedures that govern life on campus such as the rights of residents, pet policy, guest policy, quiet and courtesy hours

    Learn about what to bring and what NOT to bring to your new home

    Learn about the rules, policies, and expectations when personalizing your room

    Learn about the how to submit a repair request and what you do if you find or makes damages to University property

    Learn about the services and amenities that are provided for residential students such as furniture, keys, lounges, air conditioning, laundry facilities

    Learn about housing selection

    Learn about the technology available to you such as cable, internet, and phone services

    Learn what your address will be and what mail and package services are offered

    Learn about Dining Services, Dining & Grocery locations, and Meal Plan.

    The Bookstore is located on the west end of the DeRosa University Center. The Bookstore sells all textbooks and offers additional products and services for classroom and extracurricular activities.

    Any student can have a car on campus. Cars must have current legal registration. Every vehicle must have a valid parking permit.  Parking is available in large lots near residence communities and around campus. All of the parking facilities have safety lights and emergency telephones. All cars parked on campus must comply with parking terms and conditions.

  • Leadership Opportunities 

    RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION (RHA)

    If you're looking for a great way to get involved, check out RHA and your Residence Hall's Hall Government. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the student government for all on-campus residence halls and apartment communities. RHA conducts educational, social, cultural, and recreational programming for all the halls. Anyone living in a residential facility belongs to RHA, that means you, your roommate and all your friends who live in the halls. RHA is here to represent and entertain YOU! If you have a question or comment, send an email to iamhome@pacific.edu or visit the RHA Website.

    NATIONAL RESIDENTIAL HALL HONORARY (NRHH)

    Another way to get involved in the residence halls is through the NRHH. NRHH is most known for recognizing communities, faculty, staff, students, programs each month. These awards are called "Of the Months" or OTMS. Local award winners are submitted for regional and then national consideration within their category. The next national or regional winner may be YOU! Membership to NRHH is restricted to 1% of the residents with a minimum of 26 units, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and two semesters at Pacific. If you have a question or comment, send an email to iamhome@pacific.edu.

    BECOME A RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)

    RAs are full-time students and paraprofessional staff members trained by the professional staff and campus partners. An RA serves as the day‐to‐day contact person with residents. Each RA is responsible for building community on a floor/section, serving as a resource for residents, and communicating policies and regulations. RAs are first responders in student conflict, crisis, and emergencies. They are also role models who serve the needs of students by providing program opportunities, developing safe and comfortable residence hall communities and helping students become acquainted with the campus, the community and its resources.

    Becoming a Resident Assistant is a great way to get involved. RAs receive a scholarship which assists with room and board charges. To be considered for an RA position,you must have a 2.5 GPA and be at least a sophomore. Applications and further information can be found at pacific.edu/rasearch. For more details contact 209-946-2331 or iamhome@pacific.edu.