Pacifica Experience January 26th 2018


The Pacifica Experience
Friday, January 26th, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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The $35 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities, and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for online applications.


Office of Admissions



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 distinctive educational features of the school.

The One-Day Introduction provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Experience Pacifica’s unique interdisciplinary graduate degree programs through faculty-led, program-specific information meetings and presentations
  • Hear from Pacifica students and alumni about their experience and what they are doing with their degrees
  • Explore the grounds of Pacifica’s two campuses—the Lambert Road Campus and the Ladera Lane Campus
  • Learn more about admissions procedures and financial aid

The $35 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for online applications.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Admissions Department or 805-969-3626.

Friday Evening Salon

Join us after the Introduction for “On The Future” with Christopher Bollas from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

When we think of the future, what are we doing? What sort of “object of thought” is the future and what role in our lives does it play? What is the history of any self’s relation to the future, throughout the life span? Beyond the individual—considering nations for example—how is the future considered? What if, unknowingly we lose contact with the future as a social rudder? What sort of society—national or global—might we be creating if we abandon our relation to the future?

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Featured Presenters

Christopher Bollas graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in history. He studied intellectual history with Carl Schorske, American history with Kenneth Stampp, political theory with Sheldon Wolin, and psychoanalytical studies with Frederick Crews and Alan Dundes. He gained a PhD at the University of Buffalo in English literature where he studied with Norman Holland, Leslie Fiedler, Rene Girard, Michel Foucault, Robert Hass, and Angus Fletcher.

General Information

Pacifica is currently accepting applications for winter 2018 in select programs, spring 2018 in the Engaged Humanities and Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization hybrid programs and for fall 2018 in all programs.. You can conveniently apply online here. For all questions regarding program information and enrollment please contact: Admissions Department, 805.879.7305 or email Thank you for considering Pacifica Graduate Institute for your graduate degree.

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 on site.

Attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests on the registration form.

Lunch on the day of the Introduction is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Pacifica’s caterers provide healthy meals for our attendees and their guests. Continental breakfast on the day of the Introduction will also be available to attendees and their guests. No other meal services are available.

Pacifica’s Ladera campus Residence Hall has a limited amount of rooms available for Friday, January 26th, and/or Thursday, January 25th.

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 north of the Campus. Pacifica does not offer transportation services to or from the airport. Please refer to our guest services page for transportation resources. Please reach out to the admissions staff if you need any information about ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara.

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. For additional information regarding Pacifica’s policies, visit Pacifica’s Disability Services web page.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Open parking on campus. No permit required.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Office of Admissions at 805.879.7305.