Winter Weather Is Coming - Make Sure Your Boxer Alerts Account Is Up-to-Date

As fall transitions to winter, there is always the possibility that snow, icy roads or heavy rain could result in university location closures, or delayed openings/early closures.

Boxer Alerts

The best and most effective way for Pacific students, faculty and staff to receive information about university location closures, delayed openings or early closures is through the Boxer Alerts notification system.

Any changes to campus schedules will be communicated through Boxer Alerts as both standard text message and an email message as soon as the decisions are made.

The university administration strives to make all decisions about whether to close specific locations (or delay their opening) as early as possible so that any necessary Boxer Alerts can be issued no later than 7 a.m. 

Keep in mind that the university's multiple locations and changing weather patterns may result in multiple Boxer Alert messages being issued throughout a single day, as necessary.

To make sure you receive all Boxer Alerts, it is critical that you verify your current contact information, including your cell phone number, cell phone service provider and any personal email addresses you use in addition to your university-issued email address. Those who don't confirm their service provider may experience a delay in receiving Boxer Alert text messages.

To ensure the system has your most current information, log in into your account now to check and update your information, if necessary. 

In addition to Boxer Alerts, the university website ( will include detailed information about university emergencies or weather-related closures and delays.

Inclement weather closures and delays are also reported to local broadcast news media and updated on the university phone system switchboard.


If your campus or other university location is open, please plan to be on site. If at any time you do not feel safe getting to your Pacific site because of weather conditions, and mass transit is not a reasonable choice, please discuss options with your professor (students) or supervisor (faculty/staff) before considering your next step. In some cases, it may be impossible for employees to report to work even though the university is officially open. In no case should employees put themselves in danger to get to campus. Employees missing time under these circumstances should record the time as vacation, sick or unpaid leave.

Thank you very much for your attention and best wishes for a safe and enjoyable winter season ahead.

Nov. 14, 2018