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The Center for a Sustainable Society will be opening a new free store behind Drake House this spring! Before the grand opening, we are accepting donations from anyone, and will offer essentials for students, including clothing, cookware, dorm essentials, appliances, and more!
The Datos App, which was used throughout Pacific University's COVID-19 response, is being discontinued effect Jan. 31, 2023. For the most current, up-to-date COVID-19 information please visit the Pacific University COVID-19 Response website.
2023 rings in the Year of the Rabbit and the Vietnamese Year of the Cat. Join Pacific University's Asian Pacific American Student Union, Chinese Qilin Club, Japan Club, Korea Club, and the Vietnamese Student Association for a celebration of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 9.
Senators pose for a photo
Join Staff Senate on the Hillsboro and Forest Grove campuses to learn more and get to know our senators over refreshments and giveaways! Stop by from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Hillsboro Campus or March 15 at the Forest Grove Campus. We hope to see staff members at one of our two open houses!
Boxer Giving Day is March 21-22
Boxer Giving Day is coming to Pacific on March 21-22.
For the Spring 2023 semester, the Student Counseling Center (SCC) is excited to offer multiple spaces for students to gain support outside of our counseling services. These gatherings and workshops are provided at no cost to students and are facilitated across the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses and online. Drop in or register for an event today!  
Register now for Spring 2023 Intramural Leagues! Flag football begins mid-February, and 5v5 basketball, tennis, and soccer will also be here before you know it.
The Early Learning Community entrance in the spring
Begin your child's school life in the highest quality educational setting! The Early Learning Center, located on Pacific's Forest Grove Campus, is hosting an open house for those interested in our preschool, kindergarten and 3rd/4th grade programs from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Come and see what children need to become critical thinkers and joyous, self-directed learners!
Pacific staff senate
Staff Senate represents all Pacific University staff and is made up of 17 elected senators who represent their department, school, college and campus. Read what staff senators say about why they joined Staff Senate and how it has enriched their time at Pacific. 
Scott Tuomi
Pacific University Choral Director and Professor Scott Tuomi was honored with The John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award in January by the Oregon Music Education Association.