Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pacific's 56th Annual Lū'au Presented by Nā Haumāna O Hawai'i

This past weekend, Pacific University hosted the 56th Annual Lū'au Presented by Nā Haumāna O Hawai'i. The Lū`au is a collaborative effort of Pacific students, including Hawaiian Club members, faculty, staff, local community members, businesses, and family members at home in Hawai’i. Many students’ parents come from the Islands a week in advance to make leis and put together decorations.

The Hawaiian Club was founded in 1959 with 16 students. By 1962, 60 student Club members represented the eight islands of Hawaii. NHOH is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Hawaiian culture.  NHOH has more than 300 members. The students actively share their Island traditions by performing at various functions both on and off the University campus.

The event, is always open to the public, and includes traditional Polynesian dance, music and entertainment, preceded by an authentic Lū'au meal featuring traditional staples kalua pig, chicken long rice, teriyaki chicken, poi, haupia, coconut cake, and punch.

Students from Hawaii comprise 20 percent of the student body at Pacific University. The Lū`au is produced and presented by the Pacific University student Hawaiian Club (NHOH) as a fundraiser for community service projects and club activities.

The Luau is always held on the 2nd Saturday of April.  If we didn't see you this year, be sure to mark it on your calendar for 2017!

Here is a link to last year's event.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Sample of Spring Events

Spring is a vibrant and exciting time on campus.  Below is a sample of just some of the activities that are going on in April:

April 8th - Batman VS Superman 10pm - 12pm
April 9th - 56th Annual Luau
April 15th - Spring Choral Concert
April 16th - Paddle Board Day Trip
April 17th - White Water Rafting Day Trip
April 23rd - Boxer Service Project | Oregon Food Bank
April 24th - Smith Rock Climbing Day Trip
April 27th - Senior Projects Day
April 30th - Symphonic Band Concert

For more details about these events, please visit


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Pacific University is proud to announce our four-year graduation guarantee!

Nationally, fewer than 50 percent of college students graduate in four years. Those who do save thousands of dollars in tuition, fees and other costs and are ready to enter the working world sooner.

At Pacific, we expect you to graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it!

First-time, full-time, traditionally admitted students are invited to sign up for the four-year graduation guarantee. All you need to do is sign an agreement and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Then, if you hold up your end of the bargain, we guarantee that you will be able to graduate in four years.

If you can’t, we will cover the tuition costs for you to complete your bachelor’s degree (with us, within one academic year).

Here’s How It Works

-Sign up for the four-year graduation guarantee within the first two weeks of your freshman year

-Maintain continuous, full-time enrollment for eight semesters

-Accrue a running average of at least 31 credits per year over the four-year period

-Declare your major by the end of your sophomore year

-Follow the Academic Advising Handbook and Catalog guidelines for your program prerequisites and course sequencing

-Complete your graduation requirements and apply for graduation by the deadline

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Boxer Giving Day 2016

Boxer Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising challenge for Pacific University’s alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends. Our goal is to receive gifts from 2,016 donors beginning at 9 a.m. on March 15. Please help us reach our goal by making a gift to the area that means the most to you!

Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 15 for Boxer Giving Day events in the University Center, Creighton Hall Lobby and HPC2 Lobby. Come by for a donut, make your gift to Pacific University, and help us reach 2,016 donors.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

The Holiday Season is Approaching

The holiday season is starting to arrive in town with a list of different events and activities happening this weekend to celebrate. The events are happening on and off campus and there's fun for all ages. Tonight, on campus, is the Fall Jazz Nite along with Open Mic Night. Tomorrow, in town, is Holiday in the Grove, where there are countless fun activities and special things happening around downtown Forest Grove to commemorate the season. The Holiday in the Grove event ends with the Annual Holiday Concert put on by Pacific's Music Department in Taylor Meade Auditorium in McCready Hall. There are events happening all day tomorrow so make sure to come out and participate in the holiday fun!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Senior Preview Days are Coming to an End

With only five Senior Preview Days left, the fall semester is starting to wind down in Admissions as we prepare for a whole new group of events in the spring. If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a senior preview day there are still spots available, and if you're a junior in high school and think you might be interested in something like this, the Junior Preview Days start after the winter holidays. Preview Days are a fun way for you to get to know the campus, the faculty, the students, and the university as a whole. You get to listen to a talk by one of our Admissions Counselors, letting you in on all the insider information about Pacific, and you also get to chat with faculty and go out on a tour with a current student. Information about Senior Preview Days are up on the Pacific website now with information about Junior Preview Days being added in the next couple months. We hope to see you there!