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Complete your application for financial aid starting on October 1st! Complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to apply for grants, loans, work-study, and some scholarships at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA should be completed in October each year. The school code for Pacific University is 003212.
In its initial year of granting admission, the ACAPT National Honor Society welcomed two members of the Class of 2019: Dr. Kathryn Rock and Dr. Ashten Allen. Recently, four members of the Class of 2020 were successfully admitted: Dr. Susanna Lluria, Dr. Lindsay Springer, Dr. Ellen Key and Dr. Zoe Nelson.
National Honor Roll for Voting
The Student Voting Honor Roll recognizes American colleges that develop action plans to bolster student voter registration, and it ranks the schools based on their student voter registration rate. Pacific ranked 122 in the country and is the only Oregon university on the 2020 list.
Lauren Chan with snake
In a paper published Wednesday in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal, Pacific University biology professor Lauren Chan describes the ways an animal’s habitat affects its biology.
jefferson hall exterior
We celebrate 75 years of Optometry at Pacific University with a look back through the years.
SpeakOut’s Race, Power, and Privilege E-Course offers video lessons, readings, activities, reflections, check-ins, and resources that help foster a more equitable and inclusive campus culture. Free enrollment being offered to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students.
Carkner plaque
One of the most prominent names connected with Pacific’s College of Optometry is Carkner, and the connection began before the beginning.
DeAnn Fitzgerald ’81, OD ’84 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has become well known for her focus on using optometry as a way to manage athletes’ concussions. She has developed protocols for young athletes who suffer head injuries, and her work has been widely shared and emulated around the country.
Student studying on campus.
Both the Pacific Index and Outdoor Pursuits are looking to hire students.
Soccer Player kicks ball
Within the field of optometry, sports vision has emerged as a fast-moving specialty. And within sports vision, Pacific is a leader.

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