Pacifica’s Annual Culminating Events for Graduating Students are Coming up this Weekend!

Keynote Speaker Leigh J. McCloskey

On Saturday, May 25th, Pacifica will once again host its Commencement ceremony at the beautiful Hilton Santa Barbara, where approximately 160 graduates of the over 250 total graduates of Pacifica’s class of 2024 will fill the main ballroom along with their family, friends, and our staff and faculty. Delivering this year’s commencement address is Leigh J. McCloskey, who is an artist, author, actor, and visual philosopher. 


The ceremony is available via livestream, beginning at 10:30 AM PT.  To see these and other details about commencement, visit our commencement page.


Commencement follows the annual MA Counseling Thesis Presentation Day taking place on Friday, May 24th.  This meaningful event provides an opportunity for graduating students of the MA Counseling Psychology program to present their thesis research work to fellow classmates, loved ones, faculty, staff, and the larger Pacifica community. This 2024 Thesis Presentation Day is the largest to date, with 58 graduating student presenters currently confirmed! For more information, visit their page.


The Pacifica community congratulates all our graduating students on their commitment and accomplishments and sends a note of gratitude to the many staff and faculty who have worked hard to support students on their journey and make this weekend’s events happen.  We look forward to honoring the work and celebrating the achievements of these students with meaning and community!

Class of 2023 Celebrating!