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hiking
Join OP staff for a day out on a trail exploring a scenic area located in our own backyard here in Oregon. Each excursion is as different, fresh and unpredictably enjoyable as the instructor leading it.
Student studying on campus.
Both the Pacific Index and Outdoor Pursuits are looking to hire students.
Outdoor Pursuits has canceled equipment and gear rentals through Sept. 13 due to poor air quality and safety concerns. 
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.
Clark Wininger ’17 came to Pacific University to play tennis. But through Voyages and the Anthropology/Sociology Department, he’s found a lot more.
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.