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.


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 physician assistant studies student listens to a patient's lungs using a stethoscope.
Graduate with a PA degree in just two years! Browse PA school requirements and start your path toward one of healthcare's most in-demand careers.
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.
Two optometry students examine a patient's eyes during a routine exam.
Considering college and wondering “What does an optometrist do all day?” Learn how an optometry degree can lead to a high-paying healthcare career.
The Spirit Bench on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus is decorated to celebrate veterans.
Explore the best degrees for veterans and use your transferable skills to pursue high-paying jobs after the military. Make the most of your GI Bill® benefits!