Pacifica Open House


October 7th, 2017
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Registration includes a $5 gift certificate redeemable at the Pacifica Bookstore.Additionally the $75 application fee will be waived for attendees


Office of Admissions


Weekend Overview

Join us on Saturday, October 7th for Pacifica’s complimentary Open House at the Ladera Lane Campus here in Santa Barbara. We are excited to welcome back Pacifica Alumna Kelly Carlin as our guest speaker for the day. Carlin, daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin, will present “Wrestling with Daughterhood: Individuation through Memoir”. She is a graduate of Pacifica’s M.A. Counseling Psychology Program and is currently working on a second book after the success of her first publication, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George. The Open House is complimentary and includes lunch.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, 93108. Pacifica Graduate Institute has already welcomed hundreds of new students this year and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

Registration includes a $5 gift certificate redeemable at the Pacifica Bookstore, Additionally the $75 application fee will be waived for attendees.

Please also join us on Friday, October 6th for the complimentary salon/presentation, Enchantivism: Changing the World with Story, Myth, and Inspiration. This free training series is available both online and in person.

Featured Presenters

Kelly Carlin
Kelly Carlin, M.A. In 1993, at the ripe age of 30, she graduated from UCLA, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Communications Studies where she discovered her voice as a writer. She and her husband Robert McCall, wrote together and achieved some success in TV and film. After her mother’s death in 1997, Kelly found her true calling; autobiographical storytelling, and wrote and performed her one-woman show, “Driven To Distraction.” However, something more than the entertainment industry was calling Kelly, so she pursued her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate institute in order to explore the nexus of storytelling, psychology and those big questions of life.

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 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.

Continental breakfast and lunch on the day of the Open House is complimentary. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our attendees and their guests and include organic ingredients whenever possible. Additional meals can be purchased for attendees and their guests wishing to spend the night on campus.

Rooms are available at the Ladera Lane Campus, where the event will take place. Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with a shared bath and shower. We have a limited amount of suites with a private bath. Bed linens and towels are provided.

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. 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 Admissions Office 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.