On August 23, incoming 7th and 9th graders gathered on campus to get acquainted and prepare for Middle and Upper School at Pacific Ridge. Students participated in games and activities, went on a campus scavenger hunt, and received information about school technology systems before heading to their respective overnight retreats. The ninth graders were led around the upper school by seniors, who welcomed them to high school. Seventh graders set off to Julian to compete in field games, climb a rock wall, try their hand at archery and more. Ninth-grade students headed for UCSD, where they had the option to tour a number of university facilities and programs, hike the Torrey Pines Natural Reserve, and tackle the UCSD challenge course.