New Student Advising & Registration Days

New freshmen and transfer students will get one-on-one advising and registration assistance as they begin their journey at Pacific University. Summer Advising and Registration Days are events for admitted freshmen to speak with academic advisors and register for Fall classes. We have a Hawai'i registration event in July and events on the Forest Grove campus in July and August. Admitted transfer students will advise with us individually in June (in person or via phone) prior to registration. 

Freshmen Summer Advising Events

one-on-one advising session

New freshmen students have the opportunity to participate in a campus event or a distance event. All event days are scheduled based on major. Students will be required to complete the following to-do list before they are eligible to sign up for an Advising & Registration Event. We will email you your to-do list which includes:

  1. Completing your Academic Interest Survey
  2. Submitting the Housing Application
  3. Sending all high school and college transcripts, including AP/IB test scores
  4. For those who have previously studied a foreign language, completing placement testing
  5. Completing Summer Reading for FYS and completing the assignment from the FYS letter

For more details, please see the Admitted Students page

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. 

Distance Advising for Freshmen - Live Webinar Information

The Advising Center offers a live online webinar option on event days for those who are not able to travel to campus. You will receive the same information via a live webinar. An advisor will guide you through general information that will help you to register for classes. 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 Advising Center will email you about one week prior to your webinar date which will include the link to access and participate in the 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

  • Exercise Science 

Dawn Bregel

  • Chemistry and Other Natural Sciences 

James Butler

  • Physics and Engineering

Jeannine Chan

  • Chemistry and Other Natural Sciences

Mike Charles

  • Education

Katie Dolphin

  • Exercise Science 

Daniel Eisen

  • Sociology and Other Social Sciences

Mike Geraci

  • Media Arts and Other Humanities

Deke Gundersen

  • Environmental Science

Jennifer Hardacker

  • Media Arts and Other Humanities

Jessica Hardin

  • Anthropology and Other Majors

Ramona Ilea

  • Philosophy and Other Majors

Ellen Margolis

  • Theater and Other Arts

Terry O'Day

  • Arts

Gretchen Potter

  • All Majors

Jann Purdy

  • World Language and International Studies

Krishnan Ramaya

  • Business

Jon Schnorr

  • Biology

Brian Searcy

  • Exercise Science

Mike Shingle

  • All Majors

Tim Thompson

  • English and Humanities

Scott Tuomi

  • Music

Jaye Cee Whitehead

  • Sociology and Other Social Sciences

Chadd Williams

  • Computer Science and Mathematics