Learn more about what to expect this fall at Pacific.
COVID-19 is not gone, but we have learned considerably more about how to manage it. Vaccines and new boosters are protecting most people from serious illness, and the extreme strain on our healthcare systems has abated. At Pacific, we are moving from an emergency response to our more typical long-term strategy of communicable disease management.
The university continues to follow the guidance of state public health officials. Masks will become optional in most university spaces, while vaccination, monitoring and testing protocols remain in place.
All eligible students and employees must show proof of booster by Feb. 11.
Pacific University is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority and FEMA to bring a COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot clinic to Forest Grove. All approved vaccine options, including first, second and booster doses, for those ages 5 and up will be available.
In keeping with an order from Oregon's governor, Pacific University broadens mask requirement to include outdoor settings.
“It turned into the most meaningful project I have produced,” said Pacific University student filmmaker Josh Joireman ’23.
Masks will be required indoors across Pacific’s campuses, except in private office or lab spaces, residence hall rooms, or while eating or drinking. Students and employees, submit your vaccine or exemption documentation immediately. Learn more about Pacific's COVID-19 protocols and precautions.
The CDC now encourages everyone — vaccinated or unvaccinated — to wear a face mask indoors in public areas where there is substantial or high transmission. While Pacific University is not implementing new mask mandates at this time, we strongly encourage all members of our community to follow this CDC guidance.
Oregon will lift most COVID-19 restrictions this week, and Pacific University is excited for the opportunity to take more steps back to normal operations, including teaching and learning, research, student support, and campus events. Effective July 1, most campus protocols will expire, including mask and physical distancing mandates. Campuses will reopen to the public, and we will begin the transition back to full capacity in classrooms and other operations.