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Public Health Update
Washington County moves into "moderate risk" category, triggering some changes in campus protocols. But overall guidance remains for social gatherings, mask requirements, and more. “I know people are tired. They want to get back to life, to normal. But we’re not there yet," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. "Please stay strong in your conviction.”
Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Alice Birch’s darkly funny and dreamlike play, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., performing March 11-14 outdoors on the Forest Grove Campus.
What Are You Reading?
Happy Read Across America Day from Pacific University! If you're looking for your next great read, check out the Pacific University Alumni Association's Goodreads page.
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. 
Jessie Wachter '03 holding a JW Tiny Tote
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jessie Wachter ’03 suddenly found herself without a job for the first time in nearly two decades. She has used this break in her career to launch a small business.