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Commencement Pacific University Class of 2020
Pacific University celebrates more than 300 August graduates in health-related fields.
Yu-Chi Tai
Pacific University will celebrate its first class of graduates from its new bachelor of applied vision science program at its summer commencement on Aug. 8.
Karolyn Ismay
When Pacific celebrates its virtual August Commencement, a group of seven students will represent the first class of an interdisciplinary doctorate program aimed at experienced professionals in healthcare and education.
1980 eruption as seen from Pacific University
It was a Commencement Day like few others: Skies darkened, creating a contrast to the glowing sense of accomplishment felt by students and their families.
Commencement Pacific University Class of 2020
Watch the undergraduate and graduate/professional ceremonies now on YouTube.
Virtual Commencement Teaser Video
Video ceremonies will debut at 9:30 a.m. May 16 on YouTube with additional interactive recognition of graduating undergraduate and graduate/professional students online. More than 800 Pacific students will graduate this spring with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
Graduates toss caps into the air following August Commencement ceremony
Family and friends celebrate the achievements of more than 300 graduate and professional students during August Commencement.
Autumn Davis, Breanne Davis, Carmel Nichol
Autumn Davis MBA ’19, Breanne Davis ’16, OT ’19, and Carmel Nichol ’16, MSW ’17 completed a family triple play this summer when Breanne was awarded her doctorate in occupational therapy. She was the third triplet in the family to earn a graduate degree from Pacific.
Nick Buekea
Nick Buekea learned about occupational therapy when he needed it for himself. Now he's about to graduate.
MFA Commencement 2019
One of the country’s top low-residency literary programs welcomed 33 new alumni on Saturday, June 22.

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