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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.
Mountain
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.
Two hikers exclaim over a climb in Chilean Patagonia
Explore the great outdoors through spring break and beyond with Outdoor Pursuits with whitewater rafting, day hikes, and beach trips! 
Student studying on campus.
Both the Pacific Index and Outdoor Pursuits are looking to hire students.
Students stand in river wearing White Water Rafting Gear
A dozen Pacific University students got a taste of two very different types of tourism in January during a 19-day travel course to Southern Mexico where they visited the tourist haven of Cancun and Chiapas, a state known for its biodiversity, Mayan ruins and large indigenous population.
Offered over Winter Term 2018, students enrolled in OL-255 will travel to Río Usumacinta in the Lancandon Rainforest to explore the rivers, ruins, and wildlife that the classical Mayan world has to offer.
Mallory Hiefield ’17 switched sports in the middle of her college years, finding herself on a conference championship team. In the meantime, she has pursued a rigorous academic path and been elected Undergraduate Student Sentate president.
Climbing up the mountain
Danika Gilbert '94 led 13 Afghan girls on a mountain climbing expedition, helping them build leadership skills and confidence in a part of the world that often tells them, "You can't."
Julissa Rosales with students on a camping trip
Julissa Rosales is a senior at Pacific University majoring in Environmental Science and Economics. She is also a Voyages trip leader. She is leading a group of students canoeing and backpacking at Waldo Lake in Oregon.