A state-of-the-art home of learning, teaching, patient care and research, the University’s new campus at 155 Fifth Street offers 395,000 total square feet on seven floors, plus a basement. The building features flexible learning environments and state-of-the-art health clinics, research labs and communal spaces. Starting July 2014, nearly 1,000 students, faculty and staff of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will regularly use the campus, as well as approximately 10,000 patients who visit the school’s clinics for oral health care each year.
Additional non-dental, University space at 155 Fifth Street offers an expanded presence for audiology, music therapy, food studies, data analytics and other University programs. The new campus is built to the LEED Gold standard to optimize energy and water efficiencies and to support overall environmental health. The top two floors of the building are leased to Eventbrite as commercial office space.
Dedicating 155 Fifth
Nearly 2,000 members of the Pacific Dugoni family celebrated the dedication of the dental school’s new home at 155 Fifth Street on March 7, 2014, marking an important milestone in the history of the dental school and University of the Pacific. Dental students, faculty and staff were invited to tour the building during an afternoon open house that included a ceremony with the unveiling of a plaque about the school history. An official evening dedication ceremony and reception were also held for the broader University family, alumni and civic leaders.
[pullquote]“The modern clinics, classrooms and labs will allow us to continue to offer our innovative curriculum and prepare our graduates for the way dentistry is practiced in the 21st century.”
— Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr.[/pullquote]
Welcome Home—The Legacy Ball
“Welcome Home” was the theme of the 2014 Legacy Ball held Saturday, March 8 at 155 Fifth Street. The event showcased the beautiful gathering spaces of the new campus. This annual black-tie gala provides an opportunity for the dental school to thank and honor its many donors and supporters. Almost 600 guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and dancing while spending time with old and new friends and exploring the many spaces of the state-of-the-art campus.
At the Farewell Brunch on Sunday, March 9, dental school alumni were invited to bid a bittersweet farewell to the Pacific Heights campus on Webster Street. More than 250 alumni and their family members wandered through their former laboratories, clinics and lecture rooms as they reconnected with classmates and professors.
While the Webster Street campus will always hold many memories for generations of students, alumni are looking forward to starting the next era of excellence at their new home at 155 Fifth Street.