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 physical therapy instructor demonstrates a way to strengthen the foot and leg on a student.
Learn about the similarities and differences between physical therapy and occupational therapy and find the right fit for your healthcare career.
A pharmacy student dispenses chemicals into a pipet tray.
Take the first step towards a high-paying career in pharmacy. Explore Pacific's extended and accelerated PharmD pathways today.
A speech-language pathology student works with a young child in a pediatric clinical setting.
Pacific's speech language pathology program prepares students to treat a wide variety of communication and swallowing disorders.
An athletic training student in a clinic wraps the ankle of a young female patient.
Take your passion for sports to the next level while also combining healthcare and physical activity with a degree in athletic training. Apply today!
An optometry student examines a patient's eye using a large medical camera.
Want to make more, help more, and learn more? Transition from optician to optometrist with Pacific’s School of Optometry. Explore admissions requirements now.
A student in a classroom looks into the camera between taking notes during a class.
Confused about FAFSA changes? Our financial aid experts can help. Learn about the new Student Aid Index, streamlined application, and more.
Two social work students help an elderly man use a computer.
What are the requirements to become a social worker? Learn about the five steps to becoming a licensed social worker with Pacific University's MSW program.
An Air Force veteran speaks to a crowd while her husband watches.
Find the best colleges for vets and make the most of your GI Bill® benefits. Discover what to prioritize in your college search with our expert guide.
A physician assistant studies students practices using a stethoscope on a medical dummy.
Discover the role of physician assistants and how they provide healthcare for patients. Learn about becoming a PA through Pacific’s program.
Want to grow your PA career? Consider a DMSc degree from Pacific University and gain the skills to become a healthcare leader while also increasing your pay.