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Challenge and enhance your outdoor skills with a variety of experiences offered only by Outdoor Pursuits! Take a break from the books and further your confidence in the wilderness. Our Spring Trip Schedule includes a whitewater rafting trip, a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course, and a Summit Series, leading to an attempt of trekking up Mt. St. Helens!  
Avery Richardson '17 and family pose on campus in 2015
In the years since graduating from Pacific University, Avery Richardson ’17 has spent a lot of time gaining experience and honing his next plans. “I wanted to do something a little differently, work with more underserved populations,” he said.
Women's History Month
Pacific University is proud to offers a variety of events for all to participate in during Women’s History month — from a casual bike daytrip to explore Forest Grove and inspiring discussions to a play about union organizer Dolores Huerta and performances from students, faculty and staff.
From President Hallick
Pacific will offer hybrid approaches to recognizing spring graduates, including small photo shoot opportunities and a virtual ceremony.
Plenty of Dining Options Open for Spring Break
Due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions students may be staying on campus and employees may be working during spring break. Bon Appétit, The Market and Starbucks has everyone covered with dining options.
Rafting trip
With a variety of student employees, Outdoor Pursuits provides excellent on-campus job opportunities for those interested in the outdoors! OP is currently seeking qualified individuals for an assistant EDI coordinator, and Fall 2021 Voyages Leaders. 
Pacific University alumnae and students leaders come together on Feb. 25 to share ideas for making racial justice a daily commitment in 2021.
Amber Smith '20 conducts research
Pacific remains No. 1 for research among private universities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, according to the National Science Foundation. The university also moved up to No. 8 in the Far West region, ranking among peers like Stanford and the University of Southern California.
Text is Let's Talk surrounded by a rainbow colored quote bubble
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) is excited to partner with the Center for Gender Equity (CGE) to create Queer Let’s Talk on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. during the spring semester 2021.
Weather Alert
Pacific University campuses and locaitons will remain closed Monday, Feb. 15, with the exception of the Eugene Campus. Online classes and appointments continue as scheduled. Use extreme caution outside.