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

Go Green by Choosing to Receive Your Form 1098-T Electronically

Students who are eligible to receive the IRS Form 1098-T, may choose to receive it electronically instead of through US Mail.

Dental Health Science Faculty Member Named President of Oregon Dental Hygienists' Association

The Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA) installed their new officers

Extended Technology Helpdesk Hours

UIS and the Libraries have partnered to increase the available hours of live technology help for Pacific University students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Parts of the University Center Will Close for Maintenance During the Month of December

At 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, portions of the UC will close for maintenance, including The Grove and Boxer Pause. Starbucks and the University Bookstore will remain open through Dec. 19 and 20, respectively.

Pacific University in the News: Nov. 24-30, 2014

Selected news stories featuring or mentioning the university.

Theatre & Applied Theatre Fall 2014 News

Theatre and Applied Theatre faculty, student and alumni news from fall 2014.

Leading by Example

Alumni Jim and Mary Fair Berglund are among Pacific’s most generous supporters, and daughter Julie Berglund Baker is following their lead.

A Message from President Hallick

A special thank you to all Pacific University employees.

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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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