The PUC Visit Experience

Taking a trip to our destination campus is the best way to know if this academically outstanding and spiritually authentic college is the right fit for you.

The PUC Visit Experience

Taking a trip to our destination campus is the best way to know if this academically outstanding and spiritually authentic college is the right fit for you.

College Days

I Want to Come to College Days

College Days Dates

  • February 12-15, 2015
  • April 9-12, 2015

College Days is a jam-packed event that immerses prospective students into life at Pacific Union College!

Attend real college classes, speak with professors, worship with the community, attend social activities, stay in the residence hall, and interact with fellow college-bound students. The four-day experiences in February and April will also include special tours of the Napa Valley and San Francisco.

Weekday Visits

See what makes Pacific Union College an extraordinary school by scheduling a weekday visit to campus!

Visit for Campus Tour

Individual Visits

I Want to Visit PUC

Meet PUC
Individual visits are a personalized experience where you’ll learn about the things that interest you:

  • Tour campus with a Student Ambassador
  • Meet with a representative from the office of admission
  • Get your questions answered by a Student Financial Counselor
  • Chat with a professor from your future field of study
  • Eat in the Dining Commons with current students

Visit Times
Hosted campus visits are offered Monday through Thursday at 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm. We do not offer visits on Saturday and Sunday outside of our College Days weekend experiences.

Overnight Visits
The college provides complimentary guest housing for prospective students travelling from long distances on a space-available basis; please contact us about availability before your arrival.

Group Visits

My Group Wants to Visit PUC

PUC welcomes visits from groups sponsored by a particular school or organization. Group tours are available on weekdays and must be arranged in advance for days when regular visits are also available (no holidays or College Days dates).

Meet the Counselors

Brennan Puiia

Brennan Puiia

  • Phone 1-707-965-6423
  • Email brennan@puc.edu
  • Degree B.S. in Public Relations/Journalism
Igdaly Patel

Igdaly Patel

  • Phone 1-707-965-6422
  • Email igdaly@puc.edu
  • Degree B.A. in Communication & M.S. in Mass Media Communication
J.R. Rogers

J.R. Rogers

  • Phone 1-707-965-6670
  • Email jr@puc.edu
  • Degree B.S. in Film & Television, A.S. in Paramedicine
Jordan Thornburgh

Jordan Thornburgh

  • Phone 1-707-965-6424
  • Email jordan@puc.edu
  • Degree B.S. in Communication
Larissa Church

Larissa Church

  • Phone 1-707-292-1544
  • Email larissa@puc.edu
  • Degree B.A. in English, Writing Emphasis & B.A. in History, American History Emphasis
Larry Graack

Larry Graack

  • Phone 1-707-965-6421
  • Email larry@puc.edu
  • Degree B.A. in Theology

Get Ready for Your Visit

We can't wait to meet you! Please read through this handy information before you arrive at PUC.

Prepare

  • Explore PUC’s website and review any materials the college has sent you to see if there is anything you want to know more about.
  • Make a list of questions to ask students. They’re the best resource when it comes to an insight on the real experience in and out of the classroom.
  • Make a list of questions to ask a professor. They’re the true experts when it comes to academics!
  • Make a list of questions to ask an Enrollment Counselor. It’s their job to know what you need to do to become a PUC Pioneer.
  • Haven’t applied yet? Do so today. Have applied? Bring any remaining admissions documents with you on your visit.
  • Make sure your visit is confirmed and that you’ve looked over the directions to campus.

Where to Go

Most tours of campus begin in the office of enrollment services on the main floor of Graf Hall, with parking available for guests in Graf Oval. To allow time for parking and check-in, please arrive on campus thirty minutes before your scheduled tour time. To avoid receiving a parking ticket, make sure to see the receptionist at the front desk before your tour. You will be provided with a visitor parking permit which must be displayed on your automobile’s dashboard while parked on campus.

Campus Map

Getting Here

Driving

When using a GPS system, please do not follow directions to drive up Old Howell Mountain Road from the Silverado Trail.  Instead, continue on Silverado Trail until you reach the blinking red lights and proceed east on Deer Park Road.

Distances

PUC truly is in the heart of Northern California:

  • 30 miles from Napa
  • 65 miles from Oakland
  • 92 miles from Sacramento
  • 70 miles from San Francisco
  • 30 miles from Santa Rosa

Local Airports

Angwin is 85 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 78 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK), and 90 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Evans Airport Service offers shuttle service from SFO and OAK airports to Napa, where you can be picked up by PUC if you’ve pre-arranged this service.

The Angwin Airport, Virgil O. Parrett Field, located directly above the main campus, is owned and operated by PUC. Tie down, gasoline and oil sale, and mechanical services are available.

From San Francisco International Airport (Tolls Apply)

  1. Go north on U.S. 101. Follow signs to the Bay Bridge (U.S. 80 east) toward Sacramento.
  2. Take U.S. 80 east after crossing the Bay Bridge. Cross the Carquinez Bridge.
  3. Turn off at the Napa, Marine World exit onto HWY 37.
  4. From HWY 37 turn right (going north) on HWY 29.
  5. Continue through the towns of Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, and St. Helena. One mile past St. Helena, turn right on Deer Park Road, which turns into Howell Mountain Road. (8 miles to PUC).

From Oakland International Airport (Tolls Apply)

  1. Take HWY 880 north.
  2. Merge onto U.S. 80 east toward Sacramento.
  3. Follow directions in number 2 above.

From Sacramento

  1. Take U.S. 80 west toward San Francisco to HWY 12.
  2. Take HWY 12 toward Napa to HWY 29.
  3. Turn right on HWY 29 and follow directions in number 5 above.

Lodging

Guest Room

Pacific Union College’s destination campus in the Napa Valley is a wonderful place to visit. PUC has limited overnight accommodations available primarily for the use of families and guests of the college. These can be arranged through the visit coordinator in the office of enrollment services.

The Napa Valley is one of the premier vacation destinations in the world, with lodging available throughout the area. PUC has compiled a helpful list of area lodging if you’re looking to make a reservation.

What to Bring

Those coming for College Days should be ready for all sorts of experiences, from church services to social events. The temperature can change throughout the day, so plan to pack some layers. Aside from your everyday clothing and toiletries, here are some recommended items to throw in your bag:

  • Walking shoes (flats or tennis shoes)
  • Sleeping bag, travel mattress pad, pillow, towel
  • Personal toiletries (PUC has a market if you forget to bring certain items)
  • Church attire (dresses, suits)
  • Extra cash for Pacific Café, souvenirs and lunch, if going to St. Helena or San Francisco
  • Shoes for optional hike
  • Athletic gear for open gym