Welcome Sunbirds! On behalf of the Student Life Division, let me say how thoroughly excited we are to that you have chosen to come to Fresno Pacific University. While you are here, you will find that we are a great community with wonderful people. We here at FPU want your time here to be one of the very best experiences that you ever have. If at any point, we are not meeting your expectations or you are not having a great experience, please come by the Student Life offices in the Steinhart Campus Center (known as the SCC) and lets talk about how things are going.

One of the very best aspects of college life is the people you will meet. You will have the chance to meet folks from many different walks of life. Some of those you meet will have had lives that are very similar to yours, others will have grown up in circumstances that seem very different to you. As you meet faculty, staff, and other students, enjoy the opportunity to learn and grow from the experiences of others.

If I could offer one more piece of advice, it would be this: “wring from this experience all the meaning and significance possible.” You are here to learn. Purposefully look for ways to challenge yourself. Intentionally seek to engage with others so as to broaden your understanding of people. Proactively decide that you are going to involve yourself in things that help you better understand who it is God is calling you to be. If you do these things, I believe that your time here at FPU truly will be one of the best experiences you ever have. God bless you.

Randy Worden, D.Min.
Vice President of Student Life