COVID-19 Information

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.

Guest Information | June Commencement

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, Forest Grove Campus
2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
No tickets required

Getting Around Campus

Getting Here

Parking Lot C is the most convenient place to park for the MFA in Writing commencement ceremony. The parking lot includes accessible parking spaces.

All Pacific University parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No parking permits are needed during Commencement. Please be courteous when parking on the streets in the neighborhoods around campus and follow all posted traffic regulations on city streets.


Seating Chart (pdf)

No tickets are required for Pacific University Commencements. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open one hour before the ceremony begins.

Accessible seating is available in both the front and back rows in McCready Hall. Call Paula at 503-352-1556 for more information.

All aisles must be kept clear during the ceremony. 


Smoke-Free Campus

Pacific University is a completely smoke-free campus. Smoking and vaping of any kind is prohibited on all campus property, including parking lots.


The nearest ATM is located in the University Center.


Plan ahead to stay in Forest Grove or nearby during Commencement Weekend!

Historic Forest Grove is the perfect place to launch your exploration of Washington County. Enjoy wine country, take a day trip into Portland or to the Oregon Coast, explore the Tillamook State Forest, or get out and about in our bike friendly communities.

Check out lodging, dining and tourism opportunities at