Pacific University celebrated Homecoming from Oct. 10-13, with hundreds of alumni returning to Forest Grove and Hillsboro to relive their glory days as Badgers and Boxers. The following are a few highlights of the celebration, and you can find more stories and photos online.
Almost a dozen classes from the various sections and eras of Pacific University marked the time since their graduations with reunions. Alpha Zeta Fraternity members returned to campus for a reunion, while members of the Gamma Sigma Fraternity celebrated their group’s 150th anniversary with a golf scramble and special dinner. Check out a timeline of the history of Gamma Sigma, the oldest fraternity west of the Mississippi.
Members of the Class of 1963 were inducted into the Golden Guard with a luncheon and the traditional etching of their names into the concrete sidewalk outside of Old College Hall.
Students, families, community members and alumni turned out en masse to support Boxer teams. Included in the long-weekend festivities: Pacific’s volleyball team beat Lewis & Clark 3-1 on Friday, and the men's soccer team rousted George Fox 2-0 on Sunday. No game was bigger, though, than the football team's face-off against the University of Puget Sound. The Boxers won 56-14, bringing the team to a school-best 5-0 record on the season.
Alumni took tours of the newest features on Pacific’s campuses, visited Washington County wineries, enjoyed a family outing to a local pumpkin patch, and the annual Noise Parade was a howling good time.