News, Media and Stories | Outdoor Pursuits

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.
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. 

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