A Website Created Just For You!

As a high school senior, there’s a lot to keep track of when applying to colleges. In an attempt to make things easier for you, if you request information or apply to PUC, you will be given a personal PUC site that has a wealth of information on it, based upon what you tell us you’re interested in.

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This site comes equiped with everything you could possibly need to help you become a PUC student. Along with information about your major, photos and videos of campus, you can learn about PUC’s study abroad opportunities, scholarships, varsity and intramurals sports, and so much more! You can also find links to follow PUC’s social media accounts or live chat with someone from our Enrollment Services office (business hours only) if you need help with anything, as well as access an application checklist to help you stay on track with the documents you need to submit.

The more information you provide us in your application or inquiry, the more you’ll learn whether PUC is the right fit for you. If you would like your own personal PUC site, fill out an inquiry form at explore.puc.edu or you can apply at apply.puc.edu – our application is always free!

We look forward to getting to know you!

Meet The PUC Admissions Blog Team

Now that you’ve found our blog, it would only be polite for you to learn a little bit
about the people writing for it! The four of us will be the main writers of the PUC
Admissions blog, but we are also looking forward to having some student and
faculty guest bloggers every once in a while!

Brennan Puiia

Dear Readers,Brennan Photo

My name is Brennan Puiia, I’m a contributing writer to this blog as well as several other publications including the Old Farmer’s Almanac, PUC emails and the occasional margins in church bulletins. In 1999, as a sixth grader, I took the year off to search for the true meaning of life which ended up being Pokemon. I then resumed my education and graduated from PUC in 2011 with Public Relations and Journalism. I’m in my third year as an Enrollment Counselor and cosmonaut trainee.

In my free time I read, make excuses for not having time to write, and watch sports. I’m also in the market for an orange tabby.

My favorite place at PUC is Grainger Lobby. During my time in the dorm I had many existential conversations and favorite sports moments. Sunday morning fantasy football over French toast sticks and waffles. My keyboard still sticks from mixing the two.

Dana Negro

Hi! I’m Dana Negro.Dana Photo

After graduating PUC in 2010 with a BS in Public Relation/Journalism and a minor in
Business I started working in Enrollment Services. Currently I’m the Communications
Specialist for Enrollment Services and Public Relations. My days consist of Tweeting,
Facebooking, Instagraming, blogging and lots of other fun things!

When I’m not working you will find me in the city cheering on the SF Giants or the SJ Sharks or traipsing around PUC’s beautiful 40 acres with my crazy little French Bulldog puppy Stella.

My favorite place on campus is The Grind, which is now called the Pacific Café. It’s the
campus coffee shop located in the Campus Center. I spent a ton of time there doing
homework, watching games and hanging out with my favorite people.

Jordan Thornburgh

Hey there! My name is Jordan Thornburgh.Jordan Photo

I graduated from PUC in 2012 with a BS in Communication, and I couldn’t stay away. So I came back and started working for Enrollment Services as an Enrollment Counselor. Now I get to spend my days talking with students who want to come to PUC, whether that’s here on campus or anywhere in the country.

I’m from Southern California, so I love the Dodgers and being around the ocean. I try to fill my spare time with music, writing, sailing, and running to undo the damage of my girlfriend’s amazing cooking. I also play a mean game of ping pong…

My favorite spot at PUC is the running track when it’s late at night and the stars are out above the trees. I used to run there every night when I was a student here, and it’s still my favorite place to get away from it all for a little while.

Larissa Church

Hey guys!Larissa Photo

My name is Larissa Church and my journey with Enrollment Services starts in 1999, when I was hired to help file and answer phones as an eighth grader. Many years later, I’m finishing my third year as an Enrollment Counselor after graduating from PUC with degrees in English Writing and American History and obtaining my Technical Writing certificate from San Francisco State University. I love traveling all over the country and talking with students about what they want to do with their lives.

Out of the office, I spend my time reading, cooking with my husband, and playing with our two rabbits, Tuna and Margaux.

My favorite place at PUC is Irwin Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus. Photos from PUC’s first few graduating classes line the first floor hallway, and you can just feel the school’s history throughout it.




Welcome to the PUC Admissions Blog!

Welcome to the new PUC Admissions blog! If you’re reading this, you’re clearly interested in learning more about Pacific Union College and we’re excited about that! This blog was created to help give you an idea of the environment at PUC, and to hopefully help you in deciding if it’s the right place for you to spend the next four years. There’s no substitute for the hands-on experience gained by visiting our campus, but we also know your life is busy and if you’re like us, you love social media, and this blog will offer you lots of great insight into what it’s like to be a student at PUC.

For those unfamiliar with PUC, we’re a four-year liberal arts college nestled in the Napa Valley in California. With 36 majors and 34 emphases, PUC is a great place to gain a well-rounded education. In 2012, Newsweek ranked PUC as the most beautiful college campus in the nation, and we’ve consistently been named in the top tier for diversity among liberal arts colleges.

We’re planning to cover important (but also fun!) topics such as finances, campus ministry opportunities, admissions requirements, social life, cultural clubs, and so much more. We want to give you an insider’s look into what PUC students are doing and what’s happening on our campus. We also want to hear from you! Leave us a comment and tell us what you’re interested in learning more about, and we’ll do our best to cover it.

We’re looking forward to sharing PUC with you!