New Student Advising & Registration Days

Transfer Students

New transfer students will meet 1 on 1 with an advisor in June to register for classes. We are 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. An advisor will email you when we are ready to advise you. 

First Year Students - Your Checklist for Getting Started!

For incoming freshmen, 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 language 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 an Advising Webinar Event - check your email for details

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

Step 5) Attend the Advising Webinar Event and complete the checklist, including registering for classes!

Agenda for Advising Webinar Event

We have dates which include two different start times: morning sessions which begin at 9:00 a.m. west coast time, and afternoon sessions which begin at 12:00 Noon west coast time. You will choose and register for only one event - either morning or afternoon on a specified day. Registration and event details will be sent via email. 

Morning Event Option Afternoon Event Option Details

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Check in on Zoom

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Welcome and overview of the day

9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Break into groups for advising

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Advising appointments with advisor,  Housing, and other staff.  Hang out in the "Boxer Lounge" on Zoom in between meetings.

Throughout Each Day  –

The Boxer Lounge will be open all day on Zoom! This is your home base to hang out, ask questions, or get additional 1 on 1 help.   

11:00 a.m. – Noon           Families & Support System Presentation – updates on Fall semester and supporting your student

1:00 p.m – 2:30 p.m.       Housing Office Available for questions

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Outdoor Pursuits and Voyages


Financial Aid Presentations

Financial Aid and the Business Office will be available and will have Zoom presentations on these days. Please continue to check your Pacific University email for details!

7/10/2020:  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

7/15/2020:  noon to 1:00 p.m.

7/19/2020:  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

7/30/2020:  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8/07/2020:  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 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 Online and Distance Advising here.

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

Academic & Career Advising offers a live online 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.

Academic & Career Advising 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.

Meredith Arend

  • All Majors

Paige Baugher

  • Biology/Pre-Med and other Natural Sciences

Michael Boardman

  • Math, Computer Science, and other sciences

Dawn Bregel

  • Chemistry and Other Natural Sciences 

Jeannine Chan

  • Chemistry and Other Natural Sciences

Rose Dahl

  • All Majors

Katie Dolphin

  • Kinesiology

Ramona Ilea

  • Philosophy and Other Majors

Michelle Larkins

  • Environmental Science

Danielle McDermott

  • Physics and other Sciences

Jann Purdy

  • World Language and International Studies

Jon Schnorr

  • Biology

Brian Searcy

  • Kinesiology

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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