Frequently Asked Questions

Students | Alumni | Faculty

Students

How long does it take for you to process my Request for Documentation?

We do our best to process all requests within 24-48 hours. In the event that your request is delayed beyond a reasonable amount of time due to unforeseen circumstances, we will contact you.

Can someone request my school documentation on my behalf?

Unfortunately, no. Due to privacy compliance, we are unable to process requests filed by anyone but the student the documentation pertains to. This includes siblings, parents, guardians, and spouses. All Requests for Documentation must also be signed by the student or alumni submitting the request. We are unable to process your request unless your form is signed.

I need to make an appointment with Dr. Bender. Who should I talk to?
Dr. Bender

In our experience, many issues that students want to discuss with Dr. Bender can be addressed by carefully reading through the Academic Affairs section of the website, or by talking to Sandra Derian in Academic Affairs. We encourage you to use these resources first before making your appointment.

In the event that you would still like to make an appointment with Dr. Bender, you can stop by the Office of Academic Affairs or email him at dbender@pacific.edu.

Am I covered with liability insurance when I'm on externship?

No. You will need to apply for your own professional liability coverage. Please visit the ProtectorPlan website to do so.

Alumni

How long does it take for you to process my Request for Documentation?

We do our best to process all requests within 24-48 hours. In the event that your request is delayed beyond a reasonable amount of time due to unforeseen circumstances, we will contact you.

Can someone request my school documentation on my behalf?

Unfortunately, no. Due to privacy compliance, we are unable to process requests filed by anyone but the student the documentation pertains to. This includes siblings, parents, guardians, and spouses. All Requests for Documentation must also be signed by the student or alumni submitting the request. We are unable to process your request unless your form is signed.

I need to make an appointment with Dr. Bender/Dr. Nadershahi. Who should I talk to?

Dr. Bender

Please make your appointment by calling 415.929.6436.

Dr. Nadershahi

Please make your appointment with Melanie Mai on the 4th floor. She can also be reached at 415.749.3318 or at mmai@pacific.edu.

I'm interested in teaching at the University of the Pacific. Who should I talk to?

Please contact Melanie Mai at 415.749.3318 or mmai@pacific.edu.

Faculty

When are grades due?

Grades are due the Wednesday following exam week by 5:00 pm.

Has the quarter quiz and mid-term examination schedule been approved? What about the quarter final examination schedule?

Exam schedules are approved by the Curriculum Committee during their first meeting in each quarter. Academic Affairs will notify faculty and students when this information has been posted to the website. You can also find the most updated information on the Calendars & Schedules page.

Where can I find class rosters and class photos?

At the links below (if you are outside the school network, you will need to type in your user name and password).

I need to make an appointment with Dr. Cindy Lyon. Who should I talk to?

Contact Melanie Mai, Administrative Assistant to Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, at  mmai@pacific.edu or 415.749.3318.