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Grant McOmie and Jeff Kastner
A connection between professor and student, a shared love of the outdoors and a unique two-way mentoring relationship has created an award-winning partnership between Grant McOmie '75 and Jeff Kastner '05, the team behind Grantʻs Getaways.
Exterior of the Propstra Forest Grove Creamery Building Following 2023 Remodel.
The historic structure, officially known as the Propstra Forest Grove Creamery Building, will house the Outdoor Pursuits program and the Outdoor Leadership major in purpose-built spaces.
Wesley Heredia Sitting On Bench On Pacific University Forest Grove Campus
Through his work with the Deschutes County non-profit, Vamanos Outside, Wesley Heredia '15 works to open the outdoors up to the area's growing Laxinx population.
Voyages team
Outdoor Pursuits is seeking faculty and staff to participate in Voyages 2023 — Pacific's five-day pre-orientation experience for incoming students.
Are you are interested in making magic for new Pacific students next August? Apply to be a Voyages Coordinator. Voyages is a pre-orientation trip for incoming freshmen and transfer students. No prior outdoor experience is necessary.
Alllie Talucci
Student Life announces Alexandra “Allie” Talucci as the new Outdoor Pursuits director. Talucci will start Aug. 15, just in time to jump into the Voyages pre-orientation training exercises.
nature hills and student
Pacific University's academic and extracurricular engagement with the outdoors may be traced to the first Earth Day in 1970.
Clovers on a hike.
Outdoor Pursuits will be closed during finals from May 16 t o May 20, and will be reopen for summer hours beginning Monday, May 23. 
Three students in raft
The university expands its comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs with a brand new Doctor of Science Program designed for healthcare professionals and three new undergraduate majors: outdoor leadership, sport leadership and management, and sports communication.
Interested in traveling for a nearly 21-day excursion to Chilean Patagonia in South America during January 2022 term ? Attend an information session noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 in the Milky Way OP office on the Forest Grove Campus.