About Pacific University

Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry, and the health professions

The school was founded in Forest Grove in 1849 by Congregationalist pioneers. Originally the Tualatin Academy, it became Pacific University in 1854 and conferred its first baccalaureate degree in 1863.

Today, Pacific University serves more than 3,500 students on its campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. Students come to Pacific from throughout the West and around the world to enjoy close, nurturing relationships with professors and a hands-on learning environment focused on real-world experience, civic engagement and global perspective.

Students work side-by-side with faculty in research, in teaching young children, and in serving patients in a variety of health and eye clinics throughout the Portland Metro Area. They participate in international study and service through a robust study abroad program. They find internships in local business, and they build relationships that stay with them throughout their lives.

Pacific University alumni are worldwide, serving and leading in every field imaginable — and spreading the Boxer spirit wherever they go.

University News

Business Office Early Closure Friday

The Business Office will close early at 2 p.m Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, for a staff function

Happy Holidays from Pacific University

Pacific University wishes a happy holiday season to all our alumni and friends, employees and parents, students and prospective students!

Parking Renewal Reminder

Parking permit renewals should be completed in the month of December.

Krumkake

Krumkake Recipe

Learn how to make krumkake, a traditional Norwegian dessert, with this holiday recipe.

Libraries: Hillsboro Campus Library Hours

The Pacific University Libraries, Hillsboro Campus, announces a change to its hours, Dec. 17, 2014, to Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

Alumni Share Job Searching Tips for Young Professionals

It’s the tail end of finals at Pacific University. Students are busy cramming for their last exam or packing their bags and head home for a long, much needed break. Yet, for the class of 2015, there is an additional stress added to the conclusion of another semester. The “real world” is quickly approaching.

Libraries: Forest Grove Campus Library Hours

The Pacific University Libraries, Forest Grove Campus, announces a change to its hours, Dec. 9, 2014, to Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The 24-Hour Study Center is available with your BoxerID card.

University Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll for Fourth Consecutive Year

The honor roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes for their communities.

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Campuses and Locations

Eugene Campus

The Pacific University Eugene Campus is home to undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education, as well as a master of social work program opening in Fall 2014.

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Forest Grove Campus

The Forest Grove Campus is Pacific University's residential campus, with undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in education, optometry and business.

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Hillsboro Campus

The Hillsboro Campus was founded as the home of Pacific University's College of Health Professions, though its program offerings continue to grow.

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Woodburn Campus

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in teaching, the Woodburn Campus opened in 2012, providing a place for an elite group of future teachers.

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