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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.
Alex Hays receives her Pacific University diploma on stage with Narce Rodriguez
"While she is most certainly an intelligent, creative, resourceful, and generally remarkable student and scholar, she has truly distinguished herself through her service and collaboration with others in our university community," said Dave Cordes, Hays' academic advisor.
Aubrey Romero
"Aubrey is simply a wonderful human being who's given a lot to other people's lives," her nominators said.
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. 
Mushrooms poke through the grass alongside a trail.
Spring into the summer season, and participate in one of Outdoor Pursuits remaining excursions for the semester! OP also has plenty of outdoor gear available for rent throughout the summer! There are items for surfing, paddle boarding, biking, hiking, camping, along with cruiser bikes available weekdays. 
Clovers on a hike.
Don't let the recent cold weather fool you — spring is still here! Join Outdoor Pursuits for an outdoor rock climbing day trip for veterans and friends, a night of indoor rock climbing in Portland, or participate in a two-day certification course in May to earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification. 
Clovers on a hike.
Even though this week has been filled with every possible kind of weather imaginable, Outdoor Pursuits staff are excited to take students on trips during the last few weeks of the semester! Join an indoor rock climbing trip, a Veterans and Friends outdoor rock climbing trip, a Wilderness First Aid Certification course, and more!
A student's hand grabs onto a handhold at an indoor rock gym.
Embrace the sunny spring and enjoy all of the opportunities that Outdoor Pursuits has for students and staff this semester! Participate in an indoor rock climbing trip, a SUP trip at Hagg Lake, or even learn about taking a month-long trip to Patagonia during our information session! Explore these opportunities and more on the OP website, or view the calendar here. 
Mushrooms poke through the grass alongside a trail.
This semester, Outdoor Pursuits is blooming with multiple opportunities to spring into action and get involved in the outdoors! Participate in the free bike program, or rent wonderful gear for your own weekend excursion! View the OP calendar and register today!