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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.
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! 
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.