fbpx University of the Pacific | The Steampunk Explorer

University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211

The University of the Pacific (UOP) is a private university in Stockton, California. It is the oldest chartered university in California. In addition to its liberal arts college, and its schools of education, engineering, business, international studies and music, it has three professional graduate schools: the School of Dentistry in San Francisco, the School of Law in Sacramento, and the school of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Stockton. It has extensive collections pertaining to jazz musician and alumnus Dave Brubeck, who in 1953 released the live album Jazz at the College of the Pacific. It is also home to the papers of environmental pioneer John Muir.

In addition to Brubeck, notable alumni include authors Steve Martini and S.G. Browne; actors Robert Culp and Darren McGavin; and actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh.

Library access: The library building is open to the public before 9 p.m. Community members not affiliated with the university can purchase a Special Borrowers Card for $50 per year.

This description includes material adapted from the Wikipedia article "University of the Pacific (United States)", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. It has been edited for brevity and to conform with the style of this website. The edited description is distributed under the terms of the same Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 license.