The college experience is about a lot more than classes, so take advantage of your time at Pacific University with the countless activities available for students.
Pacific has more than 60 clubs and organizations, from academic and pre-professional groups to fraternities and sororities to service organizations. You can help shape Pacific by participating in Undergraduate Student Senate, your voice in the university governance process, or be a part of “the biggest and best lu‘au outside the Islands” with the Nā Haumāna O Hawai‘i.
More than a third of Pacific University undergraduates compete in varsity sports in our 24 NCAA Division III teams. Plus, we now have JV basketball, baseball and softball, as well as a host of club and intramural sports. Or, head outdoors with Outdoor Pursuits, offering adventures such as skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing and surfing.
The Washburne University Center got a refresh during the Summer of 2014. Check out our great variety of food in the dining hall, grab a coffee at the brand new full-service Starbucks, or pick up snacks for your late night study session! Plus, check out some of the great restaurants in downtown Forest Grove, from breakfast treats at Maggie’s Buns to tasty Thai fare at Pac Thai.
Take in a Show
Take in a bit of culture with performances by your peers in one of Pacific’s outstanding music, dance or theatre groups, or head off campus for a locally produced show at the Theatre in the Grove. Check out one of the up-and-coming Portland bands performing on campus, or load up on popcorn at one of the local movie theaters. There’s always plenty of entertainment to be had at Pacific.
Home Away from Home
The residence halls are the hub of social life at Pacific. Run by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), a group of students who organize social and educational activities, the residence halls will keep your social calendar full with picnics, excursions, charitable functions and so much more.
Out and About
Pacific’s campus is in the heart of Forest Grove, making the community part of your home, too. Get involved with the community through the Center for Civic Engagement. Check out the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival and Corn Roast each fall, pass out Halloween goodies to neighborhood trick-or-treaters on Halloween, and pick up fresh produce and handmade crafts at the Forest Grove Farmer’s Market that runs May to October.