Pacifica Experience


Salon with Fanny Brewster
Friday, November 3rd, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Pacifica Experience
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Registration includes a $10 gift certificate redeemable at the Pacifica Bookstore. Additionally the $75 application fee will be waived for attendees


Office of Admissions


Weekend Overview

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, lunch, and a $10 Gift Certificate for the Pacifica Bookstore. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for online applications.

We are excited to have Chancellor and Founding President Dr. Stephen Aizenstat present “The Fate of the Dream in the Future of the World”. From his Internationally recognized work with dreams, a method named, Dream Tending, Dr. Aizenstat will offer tools and skills helpful in working with dreams. In addition, the presentation will include a discussion of the fate of the imagination and dream in a world of emerging virtual and augmented realities. Dr. Aizenstat is the Founding President of Pacifica and will offer some origin stories, citing the parallels between the cultural context of Pacifica’s beginning forty years ago and the current state of the world.

We will also be hosting a special Salon event “Dreaming of Home” on Friday, November 3rd with core faculty member Dr. Fanny Brewster. The talk will discuss how on our life’s journey we are always seeking to find the safest and most beautiful space in which to realize our deepest aspirations. Pacifica Graduate Institute offers such a place. This event is free, but does require a registration ahead of time which can be done through the Pacifica Experience registration.

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

Featured Presenters

Fanny Brewster
Dr. Fanny Brewster came to Pacifica seeking to engage more fully in the study of dreams and was a dreamwork student of Dr. Aizenstadt. She later wrote her dissertation on dreaming and African American women. Dr. Brewster’s professional interests have involved the study of dreams within a cultural context, most recently in Cape Town, South Africa (2017), where she facilitated her workshop, Dreaming in Black and White: Race in the Unconscious.

General Information


Pacifica is currently accepting applications in select programs for a Fall 2017 start date and for Spring 2018 in the Engaged Humanities and Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization. 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, November 3rd, and/or Saturday, November 4th.

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.