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. 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! 

Step 1) Complete the 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) Register for your Online Advising and Registration Day - check your email for details

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

*Please note that some students will also be required to complete a math assessment on Moodle prior to their event day. Details available in mid-June. 

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

Agenda for Online Advising and Registration Events - Check back for Summer 2022

You only sign up for ONE event. Advising and Registration events took place on July 13th, July 19th, July 23rd, July 27th, July 29th, and August 11th 2021.  The plan and schedule for 2022 is subject to change. 

Times from Summer 2021 Activities from Summer 2021 - TBD for 2022
10:30 AM Check in on Zoom
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 4pm

*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! 

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 Online and Distance Advising here.

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.

Meredith Arend

  • All Majors

Paige Baugher

  • Biology/Pre-Med and other Natural Sciences

Dawn Bregel

  • Chemistry and Other Natural Sciences 

Bill Breslin

  • Computer Science/Mathematics and other Majors

James Butler

  • Physics and other Natural Sciences

Christian Calderon

  • Business Administration and Accounting

Jeannine Chan

  • Chemistry and Other Natural Sciences

Nancy Christoph

  • World Languages and related Majors

Rebecca Concepcion

  • Natural Science Majors

Rose Dahl

  • All Majors

Katie Dolphin

  • Kinesiology

Andrew Dawes

  • Physics and Other Sciences

Daniel Eisen

  • Social Sciences and Other Majors

Michael Geraci

  • Arts & Humanities and Other Majors

Christine Guenther

  • Computer Science/Data Science/Mathematics and Other Majors

Jennifer Hardacker

  • Media Arts and Other Majors

Ramona Ilea

  • Philosophy and Other Majors

    Brent Johnson

    • English Literature, Creative Writing, and Other Majors 

    Shereen Khoja

    • Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics and Other Majors

    Ellen Margolis

    • Arts and Theatre Majors

    Liesl McCormick

    • Biology and Other Natural Sciences

    Brea Murakami

    • Music and Music Therapy

    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

    Scott Tuomi

    • Music and Music Therapy

    Melissa Vieira

    • All Majors

    Jaye Cee Whitehead

    • Sociology and Other Social Sciences

    Heidi Wright

    • All Majors

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