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Pacific University’s Orientation is a unique program created to help ease your transition to college life. Pacific's Orientation experience is designed to help new students make connections to university staff, faculty, resources, and of course — other students. It also introduces you to the expectations of service to the community, academic commitment and genuine social engagement that are part of being a member of the Pacific University community. The activities during Orientation are designed to help you meet new people, get familiarized with campus and its services, and gain a better understanding of yourself as an individual. We invite you to dive into all Pacific has to offer and shape your first steps as a Boxer with us.

We look forward to meeting you. Welcome to Pacific!

Undergraduate Orientation

Spring Orientation 2015

Mandatory Spring Orientation Outline Please take note that Orientation is mandatory and is a full day commitment. Family is welcome to attend, and please let us know below if you intend to bring family (there will be a day of activities planned for them as well). Please note, these activities are designed for adult support systems such as parents, spouses, grandparents, etc….

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

8:45 AM: Check In at the Burlingham Hall Lobby

9:00 AM: Welcome

9:00 AM-3:00 PM: Orientation

3:00-4:30 PM: University offices will be available to help you, such as I.D. cards, parking pass, mailbox key and information, business and financial aid offices, purchase your books, etc…

Residence Hall Move-In 2015

For anyone living on campus, please take note of the following dates: Jan. 22nd – Housing opens at 7pm for all New Spring Students (includes International students). If you have applied and are assigned to housing, you will receive e-mail instructions from the Housing Office by mid-January with details regarding checking-in.


Aug. 27-30, 2015 - Fall Orientation

  • Freshman Orientation - Aug. 27-30 - mandatory
    • Schedule Overview - Available in June
  • Transfer Orientation - Aug. 27-28 mandatory - Aug. 29 & 30 optional
    • Schedule Overview - Available in June
  • Parent Orientation - Aug. 27-28
    • Schedule Overview - Available in June
  • Guiding Pacific Siblings Orientation (GPS) - Aug. 27-28 Optional - Must RSVP
    • Schedule Overview - Available in June

View a map of the Forest Grove campus (pdf).


  • Available in late June

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