Inauguration Guest Information

We are proud to welcome alumni, families and friends to join us for the inauguration of Pacific University President Jennifer Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00.

The inauguration takes place at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Stoller Center on our Forest Grove Campus. The ceremony will include a processional of faculty, staff and delegates; remarks from university leaders; and performances by Pacific students. It is expected to last until about 6 p.m. and will immediately be followed by a reception.

Registration is free and recommended for planning purposes, but is not required. Guest seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with reserved seating for members of the processional.

The ceremony also will be livestreamed on the Pacific University website and YouTube channel.

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Getting Here

The inauguration ceremony takes place on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus. Driving Directions

Please proceed to the Stoller Center (campus map), on the north end of campus near the Lincoln Park Athletic Complex. Limited guest parking is available in campus lots and on the street. Please follow all posted city street parking regulations.

If you need accommodations to make your visit manageable, please let us know how we can assist you.

Some Inauguration Week activities also will be held on the Hillsboro Campus. Driving Directions

Please note that parking around the Hillsboro Campus is limited. The Intermodal Transit Facility provides parking for Tuality Hospital, Pacific University and Portland Community College visitors, as well as park-and-ride options for MAX customers. There is little to no street parking adjacent to the campus, but free parking is available in several lots in the surrounding area. 

The MAX Blue Line also stops next to the Hillsboro Campus.

Inauguration Week Activities

You also are welcome to join us for a week-long celebration of the Pacific University mission in action prior to the inauguration ceremony. For a full list of events and additional registration information for these events, please visit

Visiting Forest Grove

We welcome guests to stay and explore beautiful Forest Grove during inauguration week. Best Western University Inn & Suites offers a 15% discount for guests who make a reservation by phone and mention Pacific. Find more information about lodging, dining and area attractions at