News, Media and Stories | Outdoor Pursuits

Spring has sprung and the sun is coming back! Take a break from your computer and get outside with Outdoor Pursuits. We've got lots of great trips remaining for those who want to get out on the water, and some free events on campus if you can't make it out for the day trips.
Milky Way Gear Sale text on light green next to Outdoor Pursuits sign propped against a door
Outdoor Pursuits is back with more used gear! Come by the newly renovated building located right across the street from West Marsh Lawn at 2017 21st Ave. from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, and see what gear we have available!
Outdoor Pursuits is offering rental packages that will be available for the duration of Spring Break! 
Do you have outdoor gear or equipment that isn't being used? If you want to make a donation or sell it at the upcoming Outdoor Pursuits gear sale, contact us by Feb. 5 to coordinate! 
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.
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.
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.