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FPU students often say that our campus community feels like family—that includes you! As we strive to provide your student with an affordable, quality Christian liberal arts education, we also want to partner with you in supporting your student at this stage of life. Check out the resources we’ve gathered for you below.

Questions? Contact Department of Student Life:

Email: stlife@fresno.edu
Phone: 559-453-2073

Keys To Your Student's Success

These are just a few ways that FPU helps your student be well, do well, and go far!

The academic challenges of college can be quite different than those in high school. At FPU your student will have a faculty advisor to help with planning what classes to take each semester. Additionally, the Academic Success Center offers services to help your student adjust to the academic rigors of college.

Students learn best when their mental, physical, and spiritual needs are met. FPU offers a health center with a registered nurse, a fitness center, mental health counseling on-site at a greatly reduced cost for traditional students, and spiritual counseling offered by the Office of Spiritual Formation & Diversity.

Being a successful student means thinking about the future beyond a degree. The Career Development and Experiential Learning Center at FPU offers your student assistance with setting career goals, preparing for job interviews, finding internship opportunities, and planning for professional life.

The Campus Safety Office provides safety, security, and emergency response services for the FPU main campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, staffed by 11 full-time, unarmed, uniformed officers. Campus Safety also provides shuttle services for students who wish to be escorted to and from campus buildings and parking lots.

Where Your Student Will Live

Is residential housing or commuting the best choice for your student? While we strive to create a sense of community for all students, commuter student life can look very different from residence life. Learn more about your options.

Student Expectations

FPU seeks to provide a safe and orderly environment in which all students are able to pursue their academic, social, and spiritual development. To be a part of its community, your student must agree to abide by and uphold the behavioral expectations encapsulated in our Community Life Values and Standards.

Stay Connected

Stay connected with your student and with the university through official FPU communication.

Send a Letter

Send a letter or a care package. Here's how to address it:

Sunny Sunbird (or your student's name)
1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
51, CA 93702

Send a Gift

Surprise your student with a special treat! Whether it’s for a birthday or an "A" on a test, let them know you think they are special by ordering a treat individually prepared just for them.

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Campus Resources for Parents

Learn more about the services and resources we offer your student on and off campus.

What is TimelyCare?
Access to 24/7 medical and mental health support for all 51 Pacific students.

Who can use TimelyCare?
Any enrolled 51 Pacific student can use TimelyCare.

What services are available?
24/7 Medical visits and TalkNow visits (24/7 mental health support) visits are available at no cost.

What can I be treated for?
Our physicians and counselors can treat/discuss a wide range of common conditions, and after talking to you, will decide on the best course of treatment. Some common conditions are: cold sinus infection, influenza, stress and anxiety, relationships, depression, nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

How much does a visit cost?
There is no cost to enrolled 51 Pacific students.

I already have insurance and a primary provider, how does TimelyCare benefit me?
With TimelyCare, you will have free, 24/7 access to doctors and counselors from anywhere in the United States, so you'll never have to spend time or money looking for resources when you're away from home or campus.

Can I get a prescription?
Yes, if the provider deems it clinically appropriate.

How do I login?
Go to
* Mobile users will be directed to download the TimelyCare app.

The following list of local churches is just a sampling of the many churches in the area. Many of our students, staff, and faculty are a part of these congregations.

Visiting Campus

We encourage you to visit 51’s main campus frequently throughout the year. Why not join your student for lunch in the cafeteria? Or cheer on one of our many Sunbird athletic teams? Or attend a theater or music performance?

View Campus Map

FPU's main campus is located on the southeast corner of Chestnut and Butler avenues. View the or follow the directions below.

1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
51, CA 93702-4709

From the south:

Travel north on Highway 99 to 51. Take the Malaga/Chestnut Avenue exit and proceed north on Chestnut 3.5 miles to Hamilton Street. Turn right (east) on Hamilton. The campus is on the left (north) side of Hamilton. Parking is available in the Steinert Field lot at the southeast corner of Hamilton and Winery.

From the north:

Travel south on Highway 99 to 51. Take the exit marked "To 41 North," which is the new 180 Kings Canyon Highway, east about 5 miles to Chestnut Avenue. Turn right (south) on Chestnut and travel about two miles. Turn left (east) on Hamilton. The campus is on the left (north) side of the street. Parking is available in the Steinert Field lot at the southeast corner of Hamilton and Winery.

The following is a list of nearby hotels. Be sure to mention that you will be visiting 51 when making your reservation and many of these hotels will offer you a discounted rate.

Hotels Near the 51 Yosemite International Airport

Approximately 5 miles from FPU

Hotels Near the 51 Yosemite International Airport

Approximately 5 miles from FPU

1551 Peach Avenue
51, CA 93727
Phone: 559-251-5200 or 1(800) 780-7234

5115 E. McKinley Avenue
51, CA 93727
Phone: 559-251-6000

5113 E. McKinley Avenue
51, CA 93727
Phone: 559-375-7720

Hotels Near the Riverpark Shopping Center

Approximately 10 miles from FPU

102 E. Herndon Avenue
51, CA 93720
Phone: 559-435-5650

327 E. Fir Avenue
51, CA 93720
Phone: 559-447-5900

7135 N. 51 Street
51, CA 93720
Phone: 559-438-7105

330 E. Fir Avenue
51, CA 93720
Phone: 559-449-0928

7127 N. 51 Street
51, CA 93720
Phone: 559-435-4600

7155 N. Howard Street
51, CA 93720
Phone: 559-577-1350

6844 N. 51 Street
51, CA 93720
Phone: 559-431-0004