Why Live on Campus?
Students who live on campus usually get better grades, make more friends, and are more positive about their college experience than students who live off campus. Read more about the types of on-campus and off-campus housing for students.
On-Campus Residence Halls
Pacific University has 3 residence halls. Two students share a room called a dorm. Some dorms have private bathrooms and some have shared bathrooms. All dorms have furniture and internet. All residence halls have shared kitchens, laundry rooms, recreation rooms, and vending machines. Students out of high school less than 2 years must live in a dorm. Older students can live here if there is space. Meal plans are available for dorm students.
Pacific University also has 3 apartment buildings on campus for students who want independence. All apartment units have furniture and internet. Each unit has between 2 and 6 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and at least one bathroom. The apartment building has a shared laundry room, recreation room, and vending machines. The resident director is available 24 hours. Meal plans are optional for apartment students with full kitchens.
Off-Campus Housing is available for older students and married students
American family homestays can also be arranged for students. Students will have a private furnished room and will share bathrooms, living rooms, the kitchen, and eat meals with the host family. Students must follow family rules and talk with the family as much as possible to have a successful homestay experience. The monthly fee includes 3 meals each day. Interested in a homestay? Apply directly at this website:
Off-campus apartments are not owned by Pacific University, but are very close to campus. We can help you find this kind of housing after you arrive in Oregon. There is usually a 6-month required stay in off-campus apartments. Some apartments have furniture with utilities - electricity, water, etc. - included. The average cost is $650 or more per month. This housing choice is best for students over 21 years old. No meal service is available.
Visit Pacific University's Housing and Residence Life Home for more housing information.
The Portland Metro Area, which includes Forest Grove, has an excellent system of public trains and buses. It is one of the best systems in the United States. You can buy a monthly pass and ride any train or bus, any distance, as often as you like. Visit this website to learn more about public transportation in the area: