Touch the Future

A message for high school students:

Think you might be interested in going to college, but not sure where you might start out? Join Pacific University's Touch the Future (TTF) program! Originally sponsored by the College of Education Diversity Committee and the COE Alumni Council, this program is now an initiative of the university’s newly established Office of Diversity. Touch the Future gives underrepresented minority students and other first generation college students a great place to begin their college search. School counselors are informed of all events – meet your counselor and stay informed. You can also contact us, please see the contact information below.

Middle school and high school educators:

Touch the Future provides an opportunity for Pacific University to work with you to identify, motivate and prepare students for post-secondary education. Staff, faculty and students at Pacific University are prepared to support your efforts in enriching the classroom and school-based learning experiences by introducing your students to the opportunities that await them in college as they explore professional careers.

Fall College Day

Each year, approximately one hundred and fifty high school students from western Oregon enjoy a day on Pacific's beautiful Forest Grove campus. Held in October this event is designed to introduce students to university life and to help them explore different courses of study. The activities for this event include:

  • Panel presentation on college life presented by the division of Student Life
  • Faculty/student facilitated career workshops
  • Preparing for college – academic, leadership and community service requirements for admissions to college
  • Campus tour

Spring Event

Sophomore and Junior high school students are invited to participate in a college preparatory workshop during the spring term. This event focuses on the following:

  • Finding a good match for college
  • How to apply to college
  • Financial aid opportunities and the application process
  • College Life – orientation to the college curriculum and campus life

Students interested in participating in Touch the Future should submit their applications by October for the fall event and March for the Spring event tentatively scheduled for mid-April.

Touch The Future Application Form (pdf on vault)

For More Information

Alfonso López-Vasquez | Director of Diversity
503-352-1457 | alfonsolv@pacificu.edu