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It's not too late for high school seniors to apply for Fall 2023 at Pacific University and tuition remission is available for the dependents of Pacific employees. Our Admissions team is ready to help you with the process!
President Jenny Coyle, 18th President, Inauguration Week
Pacific University is proud to celebrate the inauguration of its 18th president, Dr. Jennifer Coyle ‘90, OD ‘93, MS ‘00, on Thursday, March 9, 2023. A week of special events celebrating Pacific’s mission — including the inauguration ceremony — are open to the public.
We are sharing these changes with the campus community to keep you informed of the people and programs within Student Affairs and the work that we do to help support Pacific.
Inauguration Week
Don’t miss out on this great series of events March 4-9 celebrating Pacific students, employees and alumni! Then, join us for the Inauguration Ceremony at 4 p.m. March 9. It's also not too late for university staff to lend a hand at inauguration. 
Our hearts go out to the Michigan State University community in the wake of last night’s tragic shootings that killed three students and left five injured.
Senior Projects Day is just around the corner. Please submit reservations, titles and abstracts by Friday, March 10.   
Special Olympics & Pacific Unified Sports members
Plunge into the frigid water in for an active and inclusive future with Special Olympics and Pacific University's Unified Sports. Please consider joining our team and take the plunge on March 11.
Trevor Hunt MSAT '21
Trevor Hunt MSAT '21 owes his place in the National Football League to one very long weekend day when he was at Pacific.
Mindful Health & Resilience Lab
Lab members Akeesha Simmons MS '22 and Marissa Ferry MA '23 presented their thesis research at the International Society for Contemplative Research in San Diego. 
"Student Success: Integrating Success Strategies in the Classroom" is a new three-part series aimed at providing instructors with strategies for supporting student success in their classrooms. All online sessions will be recorded and made available to participants.