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Mandatory annual testing will be performed from June 10 through June 28 on both the Forest Grove and Hillsboro Campuses. It includes sounding the horn/strobes, pull stations, smoke detectors, elevator smoke detectors, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers.
Mail Services will limit deliveries to mornings on hotter days. Please reach out if you have any time-sensitive deliveries.
Kwame Dawes
The longtime faculty member in Pacific's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program receives "one of the most important honors" of his career. He hopes to use the post to further exposure to poetry and create a registry of Jamaican poets.
On Monday, June 17, 2024, Pacific University School of Pharmacy was presented with the Innovations in Administrative Practice Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Administrative Services Section during the virtual business meeting.
Oregonians wait months for a peek at the sun through rain soaked skies, but recently the sun has been bringing with it even higher temperatures. These higher temperatures have prompted the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to publish new rules around heat awareness and heat-related illness prevention.
Although the free store is closed to shoppers for the summer, we are still accepting donations! If you engage in some summer cleaning (of either your office or home), please think of us and consider bringing your unwanted items by.
If you are a supervisor of student workers, there are many items to keep up with this Summer. Please remember to complete these items.
I invite you to learn more about Juneteenth and promoting equality in justice by visiting the Oregon NAACP website, by connecting with and joining our undergraduate Black Student Union, the graduate Black Student Union at Pacific University, or by contacting the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. 
Join your colleagues on Saturday, August 10 Commencement to help with student support, guest seating, shuttle driving, and more from approximately 7 - 11:30 a.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Sign up today to be a part of this special day to celebrate our graduates.
Alumni Award Winners Eddie Carrillo '15, MA '17; Rhony Bhopla MFA '22 and Jim Fittzgerald '68
Seven outstanding alumni will be presented with Pacific Unversity Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, David & Sandy Lowe Outstanding Alumni Service Award and Emerging Leader Award this October during Homecoming and Family Weekend.