2024 New Student Advising & Registration Days

Transfer Students

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 steps to enroll in classes (2023 information below; 2024 information will be published in February 2024)

*you are considered a first year student if you graduated high school in spring 2023 even if you have earned college credit or have an associate's degree.

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.

  1. Complete your Academic Interest Survey - begins May 1st
  2. Complete the world language assessment and math assessment (if applicable) - details emailed after step 1 is complete
  3. Complete the First Year Seminar survey  - details emailed after steps 1 and 2 are complete
  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
  5. Attend your Advising and Registration Day and complete the checklist, including registering for classes!

Summer 2023 Agenda for Advising and Registration Events

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:
    • July 13 - in person in Forest Grove
    • July 18 - virtual day
    • July 21 - virtual day 
    • July 25 - virtual day
    • July 28 - in person in Forest Grove
    • August 1 - virtual day
    • August 4 - virtual day

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

Virtual Days (100% online via Zoom)

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)

In Person Activities
10:00 AM @ Taylor Meade Patio Check in @ Taylor Meade Patio, enjoy light pastries and coffee/tea
10:20 AM Welcome & Overview @ McGill Auditorium
10:45 AM

Advising Presentations by Academic Area

Parent & Supporter Presentation @ Marsh Hall

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Pizza lunch provided @ Taylor Meade Patio
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM* 1:1 Advising Appointments and Open House* @ Various Locations
3:30 PM Finish day by 3:30 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 session. An advisor will guide you through general information that will help you to consider your options as you 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.

The Academic & Career Advising Center 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

Jules Boykoff

  • Social Sciences and Politics & Government majors

Dawn Bregel

  • Chemistry and other Natural Sciences

Christian Calderon

  • Business Administration (all concentrations) and Accounting

Jeannine Chan

  • 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

Lea Griess

  • All Majors

Ramona Ilea

  • Arts & Humanities and Social Science majors

Laura McNally

  • Business Administration and Accounting Majors

Brea Murakami

  • Music and Music Therapy

Zhouming Peng

  • Business Administration and Accounting Majors

Jann Purdy

  • World Language and International Studies

Krishnan Ramaya

  • Business Administration and Accounting Majors

Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji

  • Business Administration and Accounting Majors

Rudy Sanchez

  • All Majors/STEM & Advantage Program

Christine Remenih

  • All Majors/Pre-Health & Advantage Program

Brian Searcy

  • Kinesiology

Cristy Sellers-Smith

  • Education

Paul Snell

  • Social Sciences and Politics & Government majors

Mike Shingle

  • All Majors, Pre-Health & Dental Hygeine 

Stephanie Stokamer

  • Civic Engagement and Social Sciences

Melissa Vieira

  • All Majors

Chadd Williams

  • Computer Science and Math

Heidi Wright

  • All Majors

Jennifer Yruegas

  • Business Administration and Accounting Majors

Contact Us

Academic & Career Advising
AuCoin Hall 129 | advisingcenter@pacificu.edu