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1980 eruption as seen from Pacific University
It was a Commencement Day like few others: Skies darkened, creating a contrast to the glowing sense of accomplishment felt by students and their families.
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Pacific University is proud to recognize more than 380 undergraduates earning bachelor’s degrees this spring, including top students named among the outstanding graduates of 2020. Read about Pacific University's Honors in Excellence presented to the Undergraduate Class of 2020. 
Commencement Pacific University Class of 2020
Watch the undergraduate and graduate/professional ceremonies now on YouTube.
Dorianne Laux, founding faculty member of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program, is A Pulitzer Finalist.
Steve Klein's Pandemic Mix graphic
Are you having a hard time keeping your head on straight during COVID-19? You are definitely not alone. We asked Steve Klein, director of Student Activities and well known for his music collection to put together a list of songs to help keep you company while you stay home and save lives.
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We are pleased to announce the staff members who have been elected for two year terms to the Staff Senate beginning June 17, 2020.
Virtual Commencement Teaser Video
Video ceremonies will debut at 9:30 a.m. May 16 on YouTube with additional interactive recognition of graduating undergraduate and graduate/professional students online. More than 800 Pacific students will graduate this spring with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
Sharks rainbow hunt
Pacific University's Early Learning Community for children has created a robust online school.
Honors & Awards Video
The university recognized 11 outstanding employees with annual awards and honored 16 long-time employees retiring in 2019-2020.
Sixteen long-time faculty and staff members retired in 2019-2020, many earning emeritus and Creighton Honored Retiree status for their years of service.

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