COVID-19 Information

We recognize everyone is curious about plans for Commencement and end-of-the-term celebrations. Although large-scale events are unlikely to return to “normal,” we are committed to marking these occasions in a meaningful way. We will continue to look for creative and safe ways to do so, following the best available public health guidance at the time. We continue to monitor the situation and protocols provided by the State and various health authorities and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Please note that based on current state guidelines, guests are not permitted on-campus. Should that continue to be the case, we will have alternative options for guests to be engaged in the celebrations.

While plans for in-person and/or virtual commencement ceremonies are still being determined for 2021, we invite you to review this information and check back frequently for updates.

An announcement will follow any final decision regarding hosting in-person and/or virtual ceremonies.


At graduation, Pacific University is proud to honor you. As you reach this milestone, we celebrate your academic achievements and admire your dedication.

Commencement is a formal celebration of Pacific University's graduating students, officially recognizing their accomplishments and completion of their degree program.

Pacific University has multiple graduation ceremonies throughout the year to reflect the unique variety of degrees and programs offered. Select the commencement you will be attending for more information.

All students must apply for graduation through BoxerOnline.


Contact Us

Jason Feiner | Assistant Director | Conference and Event Support Services
University Advancement | 503-352-1556 |


Commencement Pacific University Class of 2020

Pacific University celebrates more than 300 August graduates in health-related fields.

Yu-Chi Tai

Pacific University will celebrate its first class of graduates from its new bachelor of applied vision science program at its summer commencement on Aug. 8.

Karolyn Ismay

When Pacific celebrates its virtual August Commencement, a group of seven students will represent the first class of an interdisciplinary doctorate program aimed at experienced professionals in healthcare and education.

Upcoming Events

All Day | Saturday, May 15, 2021
Forest Grove