Student Affairs Front Desk

The Student Affairs Front Desk is located just inside the main entrance of Clark Hall on the Forest Grove Campus. We provide information for visitors, as well as a variety of services for students, faculty, and staff.

The Front Desk is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm. Feel free to stop by or contact us during our office hours for any questions.

Forest Grove Parking Permits

Students, staff and faculty must register their vehicles to obtain a parking permit. Starting in July 2023, Forest Grove parking permit terms are transitioning from the calendar year (January to December) to the academic year (July to June). Permits must be renewed each academic year. The Student Affairs Front Desk manages Forest Grove parking permit applications.

Forest Grove Parking Permit Fees

Parking permit fees are charged to students’ university accounts. Costs for student parking permits are as follows:

  • $100 for a parking permit, permit renewal, or replacement parking permit
  • For the 23-24 academic year only: if a returning student has a permit with a yellow “Valid 2023” sticker, this permit will remain valid through December 2023. Students extending their parking permit through the full academic year will pay $50 and will receive a 23-24 parking sticker.

Complete the Forest Grove Parking Registration Form to request a new parking permit, replace a lost parking permit, renew an active parking permit, or just update your information (e.g. purchased a new car, permanent license plates arrived, moved to a new address, etc.)

New permits for new undergraduate students will be distributed at new student Orientation. All other permits will be mailed to UC Boxes as follows:

  • Undergraduate students: personal UC Box
  • Graduate students: program UC Box
  • Staff and faculty: department UC Box

Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

Students are only allowed to have one active parking permit at a time. Faculty and staff may have up to two active parking permits. 

Temporary Parking Passes for Guests

Pacific University students, faculty, or staff members hosting guests for short-term visits or events can submit the Temporary Parking Pass Request Form.

  • Requests are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.
  • Guests will need to have a Pacific-affiliated host submit a request on their behalf. 
  • Temporary parking pass requests should be placed at least one week prior to the date(s) for which they have been requested, and will be sent to the requestor electronically once approved.

Learn more about parking on the Forest Grove Campus.

Residence Hall Poster Policy

University Departments and registered student organizations in good standing are permitted to submit posters/flyers for display in the residence halls, provided that they receive approval from Residence Life or Student Affairs staff and abide by the Poster Policy in the Residence Hall Handbook. Posters will only be hung by hall staff, and only in approved areas; individuals outside of Residence Life, Hall Government and RHA may not post any items in or on the exterior of the buildings.

To be approved, a poster must contain the following required elements:

  • The name of the sponsoring club or university organization
  • A description of the event/activity/initiative/service/course
  • The date/time/location of the event, if applicable
  • A contact email address of a host person/university organization
  • A blank/lightly colored 1”x3” space on the poster for an approval stamp if the poster has a dark/black background

For a poster to be considered, please fill out the Student and Organization Poster Request Form. Upon review, a staff member will reach out to provide further instructions on how to proceed with poster distribution.

Contact Us

Student Affairs Front Desk
Clark Hall | 503-352-2200 |

Brendon Walters | Student Affairs Administrative Coordinator

Upcoming Events

Noon | Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Noon | Sunday, June 25, 2023
Forest Grove
1 to 2 p.m. | Thursday, June 15, 2023
Forest Grove, Other Location
4 to 5:30 p.m. | Thursday, June 15, 2023
7:30 p.m. | Friday, June 16, 2023 to 7:30 p.m. | Thursday, June 22, 2023
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
All Day | Monday, June 19, 2023
Forest Grove
4 to 6 p.m. | Tuesday, June 27, 2023
All Day | Monday, July 3, 2023 to All Day | Friday, July 7, 2023


Guggenheim fellows and Pacific University MFA faculty Chris Abani and Ellen Bass

The Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program Residency welcomes the public for evening readings by faculty writers June 16-22 in Forest Grove.

Professor Andy Dawes and Kevin McGee '18 in Pacific's physics and engineering department laser lab

Engineering physics major and astrophysics minor join a robust Physics & Engineering Department that offers hands-on experience. The new major and minor open to students in Fall 2023.

MBA students in class

Have you thought about earning an MBA in Healthcare Administration or General Management? Attend a virtual open house to learn more and qualify for a $500 scholarship at Pacific.