A Message from President Hallick

Our hearts are with our many neighbors, friends and family throughout the Pacific Northwest coping with the impact of wildfires.

While our campuses are safe, wildfires are burning outside each of our communities, from Forest Grove to Eugene. Many of our employees, students and their families, and alumni live in areas under evacuation orders or warnings. We also have employees and alumni who are working on the front lines fighting these fires.

Classes continue on our campuses and remotely today, but we recognize that those affected — by the fires or by related power and internet interruptions — may need additional flexibility and support at this time.

Employees who have been displaced or need assistance, please contact your supervisor and/or Human Resources.

Students, if you have been displaced or need assistance, please contact Student Support Manager Justin Li or other Student Support Services.

Students and employees also may apply for emergency funds, as needed. Apply for the Student Emergency Fund or Staff Emergency Fund — or, if you are able, make a gift to support our community through the Student Emergency Fund or Staff Emergency Fund.

The current conditions are yet another in a series of so many challenging circumstances this year, which are causing stress and turmoil for everyone. If you need support in coping, please seek help.

Students may contact the Student Counseling Center at 503-352-2191 or counselingcenter@pacificu.edu. The SCC 24/7 Support and Crisis Line also is available at 503-352-2999.

Employees may contact the Employee Assistance Program through Cascade Centers online or at 800-433-2320.

Please help to take care of yourselves and each other during these difficult times — and do not hesitate to reach out to let us know how Pacific University can help.

Warmest Regards,

Lesley M. Hallick

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020