The Pacifica Experience: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica's Degree Programs


The Pacifica Experience: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica's Degree Programs, has been designed to give prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the unique educational features of the school. The program, which begins at 8:30 am and ends at 6:00 pm., takes place multiple times throughout the year and registration is required.

The next Pacifica Experience takes place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus.


For more information and/or to register:
Phone: 805.969.3626, ext. 103
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The registration fee for of $35 for The Pacifica Experience includes breakfast, lunch, and a $10 gift certificate to the Pacifica Bookstore.
"I had an unforgettable time at the Pacifica Experience meeting so many fascinating people from all walks of like. The presentations truly opened doors of possibilities and provided a look into the deep pools of knowledge from which students  can drink. Pacifica is truly unique and special, unlike any other learning institution."  â€”Tess Clearman

The Pacifica Experience: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica's Degree Programs provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Experience Pacifica's unique interdisciplinary curriculum through characteristic classroom presentations by core faculty and special guest faculty
  • Learn more about Pacifica's graduate degree programs through faculty-led, program-specific information meetings
  • Explore the grounds of Pacifica's two campuses—the Lambert Road Campus and the Ladera Lane Campus
  • Tour OPUS Archives and Research Center, home of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library
  • Visit Pacifica's Bookstores and Libraries
  • Learn more about admissions procedures and financial aid
  • Meet Pacifica alumni, faculty, staff, and other prospective students
  • Enjoy breakfast and lunch provided by Pacifica's campus caterers

Applying to Pacifica

Applications for Fall 2015 enrollment are now being accepted in all programs. The number of applications is increasing each year in all of our programs. At Pacifica we accept students on a rolling basis, year-round, so please call us for more information. Be sure to contact the Admissions Office to discuss the deadlines or exceptions to these rules if you have special circumstances regarding your BA or MA degree completion or application completion process for either Spring or Fall. For those who have completed the full application process, and have been invited to interview, we now schedule select interviews in the days before and after the Introductions. We also offer interviews via phone and SKYPE. Please apply online here. To schedule an interview, or for other questions about the entire process, please contact: Admissions Department, 805.969.3626, ext. 305 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your questions. Thank you for considering Pacifica Graduate Institute for your graduate degree.


Space is limited. Register early!
To register, please complete and submit the registration form on the website or call the Public Programs Department at 805.969.3626, ext. 103. Please include an email address as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receiving of your registration.

To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $15 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.

Some of the Introductions will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus, while others will be held at the Lambert Road Campus. All Introductions offer visits to the other campus.

The Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, is located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This residential retreat center has lodging, dining facilities, and parking onsite.

The Lambert Road Campus, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, is located on 13 quiet, wooded acres nestled between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean. The campus has dining facilities. Parking is limited. Information on parking and shuttle service will be included in your confirmation materials.

A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus for the November Introduction. Shuttle service will be provided between the Lambert and Ladera Lane Campuses. Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Bed linens and towels are provided. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica's Public Program's office. 

Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, 93108
$87 per night, single occupancy (one twin or standard full-size bed)
$120 per night, couple occupancy (one standard full-size bed; not a queen)
$132 per night, double occupancy (two twin beds)
plus 10% occupancy tax

Breakfast and lunch on the day of the Introduction are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. No extra meals are provided. Pacifica's caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions.

Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campuses. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.

Disability Services on Campus
It is the policy of Pacifica's Public Programs Department to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact disability services directly (805.679.6125), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval.