New Student Advising & Registration Days

Transfer Students (graduated in 2021 or earlier)

New transfer students will meet over Zoom or phone with an advisor 1-on-1 in June to register for classes. Admissions and the Registrar's Office is hard at work processing your college transcripts. Please make sure to send official transcripts from all previous colleges you have attended, and any AP/IB official score reports if applicable.

Watch this short video for an explanation of the steps you need to take prior to registering for classes. After you complete the Transfer Student Academic Interest Survey, an advisor will email you when we are ready to advise you. 

First Year Students (coming right from high school)

Your Checklist for Getting Started!

For incoming first year students, below are the steps to get registered for classes. Completing the first step, the Academic Interest Survey, triggers the rest of the process so please complete it as soon as possible. Information will be sent to your Pacific University email so keep checking it frequently! 

Watch this short video for an explanation of these steps.

Step 1) Complete your Academic Interest Survey

Step 2) Complete the world language assessment and math assessment (if applicable) - details emailed after step 1 is complete

Step 3) Complete the First Year Seminar survey  - details emailed after steps 1 and 2 are complete

Step 4) Sign up for your Advising and Registration Day - check your email for details

After you submit your deposit, you should have access to our pre-advising Moodle course - check your email for details

Step 5) Attend your Online Advising and Registration Day and complete the checklist, including registering for classes!

Agenda for Advising and Registration Events - Summer 2022

You only sign up for ONE event day once your checklist above is complete. Students will have an equitable experience whether they attend on Zoom or in person on their chosen date:

  • Choose one event to attend either on Zoom or in Forest Grove:
  • Tuesday, July 12th - Zoom
  • Friday, July 15th - Zoom
  • Wednesday, July 20th - In person in Forest Grove
  • Tuesday, July 26th - Zoom
  • Friday, July 29th - In person in Forest Grove
  • Tuesday, August 2nd - Zoom
  • Wednesday, August 3rd - Zoom

Refer to the date and event type for an overview of the day. 

Zoom Days (100% online)

July 12, 15, 26, and Aug 2, 3

Online Activities 
10:30 AM on Zoom Check in
10:40 AM Welcome & Overview
11:00 AM Advising Presentations by Academic Area
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Break and Transition to Advising Appointments
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM 1:1 Advising appointments and Open House*
4:00 PM Finish day by 4:00 PM

*in addition to having a full hour to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes, you will have an opportunity to meet with other offices, learn about resources and services at Pacific, ask questions, and get to meet other new students! 

Forest Grove Days (in person)

July 20 and 29 only

In Person Activities
10:00 AM @ Scott Hall Check in @ Scott Hall, enjoy light pastries and coffee/tea
10:20 AM Welcome & Overview
10:30 AM

Advising Presentations by Academic Area

Parent & Supporter Presentation

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Pizza lunch provided
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM* 1:1 Advising Appointments and Open House*
4:00 PM Finish day by 4:00 PM

Keep an eye on your Pacific University email

All advising and registration slots are filled on a first come first served basis. The quicker you complete the steps, the quicker you may sign up for Advising and Registration. After signing up, you will receive details on your advising and registration day via email. 

How to Prepare for your Advising Day! 

Start thinking about your major, review degree requirements in the catalog, and the classes you might want to take by going in to BoxerOnline and viewing the upcoming semester's schedule. Here are a few more tips to help you prepare:

  1. Know your Pacific University Net ID (your username, example: smit1234) and password so that you can log on to BoxerOnline and Moodle.
  2. Make sure you have steady internet access and can access our website.
  3. Know your work schedule so that you can schedule classes around those times, if needed.
  4. Write down a list of questions to ask the advisor ahead of time.
  5. Prepare to let your advisor know about any prior college credits you have received or AP/IB exams you have passed. 
  6. Review additional tips about How to Prepare for an Advising Session.

Webinar Information for First Year Freshmen Students - What to Expect!

Academic & Career Advising will be a live, interactive webinar. An advisor will guide you through general information that will help you to register for classes. Then, you will speak one-on-one with an advisor where you can discuss your major, graduate school, and career goals to help you make an informed decision on your first semester classes.

Academic & Career Advising will email you the link to access and participate in the your session.

Please take a look at the following in advance of your session:

Summer Advisors

All incoming freshmen meet one-on-one with an advisor during summer advising events and register for Fall classes. Students will be paired with an advisor in their intended area of study. Summer advisors have areas of expertise and can generally advise on all majors.

Paige Baugher

  • Biology/Pre-Med and other Natural Sciences

Jennifer Bhalla

  • Kinesiology and other Natural Sciences

Bonnie Bolkan

  • Biology and other Natural Sciences

Dawn Bregel

  • Chemistry and other Natural Sciences

Christian Calderon

  • Business Administration (all concentrations) and Accounting

Jeannine Chan

  • Chemistry and other Natural Sciences

Roxana Ciochina

  • Chemistry and other Natural Sciences

Rebecca Concepcion

  • All Natural Science majors

Rose Dahl

  • All Majors

Katie Dolphin

  • Kinesiology and other Natural Science Majors

Andrew Dawes

  • Physics, Engineering, and STEM-related disciplines

Daniel Eisen

  • Social Sciences/Sociology

Michael Geraci

  • Arts & Humanities majors

Jennifer Hardacker

  • Media Arts

Ramona Ilea

  • Arts & Humanities and Social Science majors

Liesl McCormick

  • Biology and Other Natural Sciences

Brea Murakami

  • Music and Music Therapy

Gyorgyi Nyerges

  • Biology and Other Natural Sciences

Darlene Pagan

  • English, Creative Writing, Humanities and Other Related Majors

Jann Purdy

  • World Language and International Studies

Krishnan Ramaya

  • Business Administration and Accounting Majors

Rudy Sanchez

  • All Majors

Brian Searcy

  • Kinesiology

Cristy Sellers-Smith

  • Education

Mike Shingle

  • All Majors

Stephanie Stokamer

  • Civic Engagement and Social Sciences

Scott Tuomi

  • Music and Music Therapy

Melissa Vieira

  • All Majors

Chadd Williams

  • Computer Science and Math

Heidi Wright

  • All Majors

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