The Student Voting Honor Roll recognizes American colleges that develop action plans to bolster student voter registration, and it ranks the schools based on their student voter registration rate. Pacific ranked 122 in the country and is the only Oregon university on the 2020 list.
The university ranked in the top half of all its peers nationwide and also was named among the country's Best Value Schools and Best Colleges for Veterans.
Listen to Willard “Wid” Bleything ’51, OD ’52, MS ’54 Share Oral History on Service as Air Force Optometrist
Willard “Wid” Bleything ’51, OD ’52, MS ’54 earned three degrees from Pacific University on his way to becoming an optometrist. He served in the Air Force and Air Reserves, retiring as a colonel, and he also worked in private practice for many years before eventually returning to Pacific, where he became the dean of the College of Optometry.
When Savannah Tran PA ‘22 started her studies in Pacific University’s physician assistant program back in May, it was under unusual circumstances, to say the least.
Fall term plans will focus on flexibility for students, safety
Please join me and Pacific University in honoring Juneteenth on Friday, June 19. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day, in 1865, that the last slaves in America were legally freed from bondage, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. To our knowledge, Pacific has not publicly acknowledged this day previously. We are working to do better, and we invite you to continue the dialogue with us.
Breanne McGhee OD ’16, MEd ’16, PhDEL '21 hasn't let COVID-19 setbacks slow her down — even though she can't hug anybody.
Fernando Andres Careaga '17 took his passion for public health to a key role on the front lines of the fight to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing new adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of this pandemic is touching every aspect of our lives, and the situation is changing rapidly.
Some graduate/professional programs will take break to move courses online; others begin immediately. More frequently asked questions.