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

New Summit Borrowing Goes Live Tuesday, Jan. 20

The day you have been waiting for has arrived!

Two New Degree Programs Set to Begin This Fall at Pacific University

College of Arts & Sciences to offer a program in criminal law, justice and society, while College of Optometry to introduce a doctorate in vision science degree.

Pacific University in the News: Jan. 1-11, 2015

Selected news stories featuring or mentioning the university.

IRS Releases New W9 Form

In December 2014, the IRS released a new W9 form. Please use the new form when requesting a W9 from vendors.

Updated Forest Grove Campus Maps in Kiosks

Updated Forest Grove Campus maps will be placed in our campus map kiosks.

CLIC Closed January for Construction

The CLIC is closed through Winter Term while two new enclosed spaces are built

Libraries Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Closure

Pacific University Libraries will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Supervisors of Student Workers Asked to Update Time Cards

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, minimum wage in Oregon increased to $9.25 per hour. Please update any time cards of your student workers who may be affected by this rate increase.

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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.

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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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