Activities at Pacific
While the ultimate goal of attending college is to gain a well-rounded education in hopes of finding a rewarding career, Pacific students gain that and so much more during their time here.
The scenic campus is compact, comfortable and filled with numerous opportunities for fun and relaxation. From academic and social clubs to live entertainment, the Pacific campus is always abuzz with activity. Students find their options for entertainment are wide open.
Culture and Entertainment
Movies, music, comedy, theater - you can find it all on Pacific's campus. Many Portland bands pass through Pacific on their way to the big time, performing at the Milky Way Coffee House. One of Pacific's many music ensembles is often playing to sellout crowds in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center; and the University's talented actors put on several plays throughout the year in the Tom Miles Theatre. Students like to sip coffee in the Boxer Bistro, and every Wednesday night, they pack the Milky Way for movie night.
The University sponsors many annual events students look forward to, including: the Spring Cruise on the Willamette River; the Hawaiian Club Luau – "the biggest and best luau outside the islands;" the Noise Parade – whoever makes the most noise wins; Founder's Week- five days of food, concerts, lectures and festivities co-sponsored by the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce; the Halloween decorating contest; and Homecoming.
There are more than 60 clubs and activities on campus – from academic to special interest to social. The clubs include pre-professional clubs for certain majors, the Hawaiian club, the mountain biking club, the ultimate Frisbee club, and several fraternities and sororities. And, if there isn't a club to fit your interests, you can start your own.
Home Away from HomeThe student residence halls are the hub of social life at Pacific. Freshmen live in Walter Hall, McCormick Hall, or Clark Hall, where they quickly make friends with their hall mates. The residence halls are run by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), a group of students who organize social and educational activities. Some popular activities organized by the RHA include picnics, excursions to professional sporting events, charitable fundraisers, and tons of other events. Check out the New Residence Hall opening fall 2014.
The main dining hall on campus is in the University Center (UC). Students choose from a variety of foods, including pasta, Mexican, Asian, and a full fruit and salad bar. Students can also get sandwiches, soups, beverages and more early in the morning and late at night at the Boxer Bistro. Come visit and taste for yourself!