A plaque on the Forest Grove Campus still marks the log cabin of the original home of the Tualatin Academy, a school for orphans and precursor to Pacific University. Old College Hall, the oldest academic building still in use west of the Mississippi, also sits on the corner of campus, serving as the university museum.
Today, though, Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus is a mix of historic brick buildings, giant oaks and evergreens, and state-of-the-art student facilities. Four LEED-certified buildings — the library, Berglund Hall and two residence halls — have been added to campus in the past decade, and Cascade Hall, the newest residence hall, opened in Fall 2014. We also are refreshing the Washburne University Center to enhance the student experience.
The Forest Grove Campus is Pacific’s primary residential campus, serving most of our undergraduates. In addition to undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, we also offer master and doctorate level programs in the education, optometry and business in Forest Grove.