Boxer Blog

There’s something big going on in Forest Grove.

3,500 students, 100+ clubs and organizations, 36 degree programs, 12 NCAA sports teams, and endless opportunities.

Being a Boxer means close community, compassionate faculty, and innovation around every corner, all set against the backdrop of the incomparable Pacific Northwest landscape.

If you’ve got questions about life at Pacific, the Boxer Blog has answers. New posts go up every week, so check back often for program updates and admissions info to help you at every step of your Pacific University journey.


A dental hygiene students cleans a patient's teeth under the supervision of a faculty member.
Curious about the impact dental hygienists can have on their community? Discover what dental hygienists do and how much dental hygienists make.
A female student aligns multicolored liquids in small glass jars by the darkness of their pigment.
Take the worry out of getting into grad school! Discover how guaranteed admission makes getting your advanced degree and starting your career easy.
Three students write on the whiteboards of a private library study space.
Discover what lies beyond your associate's degree and learn how you can get your bachelor's in just two years guaranteed after transferring to Pacific.
Two dental hygiene students, one male and one female, pose in the dental hygiene teaching space.
Dental hygienist vs dental assistant: Learn about the education, responsibilities, and salary differences. Choose the right career path for you.
Three pharmacy students examine the results of lab work on a computer monitor.
Pharmacy is so much more than just filling prescriptions. Discover what pharmacists do, how much they make, and the many places they can work.
A Pacific track and field athlete leads a pack of steeplechase racers at a competition.
The best college for student-athletes might not be what you think. Discover how Division III schools combine flexibility and support for careers after graduation.
A Pacific University student prepares to talk to employers at a school-sponsored career networking event.
Apply to graduate school, create your first resume, and find employers in your area while still in college with the help of an experienced career counselor.
A student teacher help an elementary school student in a classroom setting.
Want to become a teacher? See how student teaching can strengthen your resume and get you classroom experience alongside experienced teachers.
A pharmacy professor speakers to students in a pharmacy lab setting.
Explore healthcare careers and put your classroom experience into practice by working with healthcare experts through a hands-on clinical practicum.
Social worker Daisy Rizo speaks to a client at Providence's St. Vincent Medical Center.
What do social workers do? Turn your passion for helping others into a career and see how you can help your community through social justice.