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University of the Pacific
Religious and Spiritual Life
Chaplain's Office
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
P: 209.946.2538

Pacific's Methodist Tradition

University of the Pacific was established by pioneering Methodist ministers in 1851 as California's first chartered institution of higher learning. It remains related to the United Methodist Church, the only Methodist-related university in California. To learn more, click on the links below.

Morris Chapel under construction Bishop Scholars Candle light vigil

Our Methodist History

What is a Methodist-related university? Learn more about Pacific's history with the United Methodist Church. More>

Meet Our Bishop's Scholars

Hear how Pacific's Bishop Scholars Scholarship Program has impacted the lives of Methodist students. More>

Religious and Spiritual Life

Learn more about the multifaith services and activities available at Pacific. More>

Religious Studies class Students completing forms Students at Commencement

Religious Studies at Pacific

Explore spiritual traditions in order to examine ultimate religious and ethical questions. More >

Information for Methodist students

From specific scholarships to student groups, Pacific values its Methodist students. More >

Becoming a Pacifican

Begin your journey and start your application today. More >

Continue the Legacy