New Hire Welcoming

Two coffee cups on a table

Pacific University's Staff Senate Welcoming Committee is proud to announce a new program to help connect new hires with more well-established university employees. 

Boxer Buddies Program

The Staff Senate Welcoming Committee will match up new employees with willing Boxer Buddies to help new employees acclimate to Pacific University. 

Boxer Buddies will take new employees out for coffee (to be reimbursed by the Staff Senate). The requirement is to meet once, but we hope that some friendships will blossom as a result! 

Within a couple of months of being employed at Pacific, new employees will be invited to meet with their Boxer Buddy.

Interested in Being a Boxer Buddy?

Those who have been employed by the university for more than a year are invited to sign up to be a Boxer Buddy. We invite you to show new employees our welcoming and friendly community here at Pacific. Sign up to be a Boxer Buddy today!

Interested in Joining the Welcoming Committee?

If you enjoy welcoming new employees as much as we do, we encourage you to join the Staff Senate Welcoming Committee! Meetings are one hour per month. To learn more, please contact


Contact Us

Andra Dennis
Staff Senate Welcoming Committee Chair