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Our Future

Our vision will expand our reach, make higher education accessible to more, and ensure PUC's future as a leader in the Christian college marketplace.


Our Leaders

This team of experienced leaders are dedicated to the success of the college.

Board of Trustees

PUC Board

The Board of Trustees provides appropriate guidance to the administration team to help ensure the fulfillment of the college's mission.


General and Specialized

Pacific Union College is an accredited institution by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).


Over 140 Years

Pacific Union College has prepared students to learn with purpose, rise in faith, and serve with love. As an accredited Seventh-day Adventist Christian liberal arts college, PUC will provide you with all the advantages of a larger university—a strong academic reputation; over 70 degrees and programs; cutting edge research; and a diverse student body—but with the benefits of a small college focused on the undergraduate experience and in an atmosphere of Christian community.


President's Welcome

Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here. You are making some of the most important decisions of your life in the next few years and we want to help you prepare not just for the career of your dreams, but help you learn with purpose, rise in faith, and serve with love. You are in my prayers and in the prayers of our entire campus family. You belong at PUC and I can’t wait to meet you soon!


Our Faith

The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to call all people to become disciples of Jesus Christ, to proclaim the everlasting gospel embraced by the three angels’ messages (Revelations 14:6-12), and to prepare the world for Christ’ soon return.


Our Mission Statement

Pacific Union College is a Seventh-day Adventist learning community offering an excellent Christ-centered education that prepares its students for productive lives of useful human service and uncompromising personal integrity.


Our Larger Community

PUC is part of the Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU), with 12 other Adventist colleges located across North America.


Our Advantage

PUC provides advantages of a larger university with the added benefits of a Christian community. Mission trips, a variety of worship options, service-learning opportunities, and spiritual leadership positions strengthen students’ relationship with God.

PUC Most Diverse Liberal Arts College
Top Earning Alumni
2022 US News World Report #6 Best Value School
2022 US News World Report #19 Best Regional Colleges West

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Mendocino Coast, CA
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Stay caught up with everything happening at PUC throughout the year by reading PUC’s official magazine.

PUC News

PUC News

Read some of the most recent news and updates about Our College on the Mountain.

PUC's Rich History

PUC's Rich History

Since 1882, PUC has provided an excellent Christ-centered education for students.

NorCal Life

NorCal Life

Northern California has a distinct lifestyle: Gourmet food, live music, outdoor activities, museums, fog, flip-flops, and coffee. And it’s all yours.



Special PUC Lectures

PUC is proud to host several prestigious lectures each year, such as the bi-annual Heubach Lecture; the bi-annual Longo Lecture; and the annual lecture of the Percy and John Christian Civil Rights Conference Center. These lectures bring prominent leaders on campus to share their experiences and expertise from their respective disciplines to the college community.


PUC’s Forest

PUC has partnered with the Land Trust of Napa County to permanently protect, preserve, and manage over 800 acres of the college’s forestland, ensuring its enjoyment for future generations. Ride your bike, take a hike, or simply take a stroll through over 30 miles of PUC’s back 40 property and appreciate God’s gift to Angwin.

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Pitcairn Islands Study Center

The Pitcairn Islands Study Center houses the world’s largest collection of information about “The Bounty Saga,” the famed 1789 mutiny on H.M.S. Bounty and its aftermath. Founded in 1977, the Center contains over 1,600 books relating to Captain William Bligh, his ship, the Bounty; and to Pitcairn and Norfolk islands, the two Pacific isles on which most of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers now live.

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Rasmussen Art Gallery

If you’re interested in seeing some incredible works of art, you won’t want to miss the Rasmussen Art Gallery. Several times a quarter, a new exhibit opens at the college’s on-campus art gallery, which often features students, faculty, and other local artists. The opening reception is a chance to meet the artists, mingle with other guests, and enjoy some tasty snacks while appreciating the talent on display.

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Maxwell Reading Room

Rich with history, heritage, and childhood memories, the Maxwell Reading Room is the result of a gift from the Maxwell family, including material given by the late Malcolm Maxwell, a beloved former president of PUC. The collection of material celebrates the legacy of Malcolm’s father, Arthur S. Maxwell, and especially his contribution to Adventist children’s literature. The collection gives people an opportunity for nostalgia with first editions of Uncle Arthur’s volumes, as well as original hand-written and typed manuscripts.

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