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, Jan. 23, 2015

8:45 a.m.: Check In at the Burlingham Hall Lobby

9 a.m.: Welcome

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Orientation

3 to 4:30 p.m.: University offices will be available to help you, such as ID 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. 22 – Housing opens at 7 p.m. 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.

Fall Orientation | Aug. 27-30, 2015

  • 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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