"`ohana: family. This does not exclusively pertain to blood relations. In Hawaiian culture there are several layers of family. There is a strong sense of community among the people." (fr. folkvine.org)
Pacific University is a welcoming and diverse learning community dedicated to creating personal learning opportunities for our students. Though our campuses are in Oregon, we have shared a close relationship with Hawai‘i for several decades. About one in five of our incoming freshman students are from Hawai‘i, and more than 6 percent of our nearly 22,000 alumni live in Hawai‘i. Our students and alumni — and their families — are all part of our Boxer 'ohana.
The most visible aspect of this relationship is obvious in the Nā Haumāna O Hawai‘i student club and its annual lu’au, which is a combined effort of countless students, families and friends.
In January 2013, we took that relationship a step farther by opening our office in Honolulu. With a dedicated location and staff in Hawai‘i, our 'Ohana grows by connecting with and supporting even more prospective and current students, family, friends and alumni.
The Hawai'i Office also helps provide opportunities for involvment for the Boxer 'Ohana, including the annual Boxer 'Ohana Receptions in July, quarterly Service Projects, Beach Potlucks, Football Viewing Parties, The Luau Viewing Party, among others. Please check out our Events page for more information.