Welcome to Pacific University! 

We are so excited to have you join us here at Pacific as the newest members of our community! To prepare for your Pacific journey, please review the following information closely. 

Spring Orientation 2024

Spring Orientation is January 26, 2024 on our Forest Grove Campus. More details will be sent directly to incoming students. 


Save the Date: Fall Orientation 2024

Fall Orientation is Thursday, August 22 - Sunday, 25, 2024 on our Forest Grove Campus. 

This program is required for all undergraduate new and transfer students and includes greetings from campus administrators, gatherings with Orientation Leaders, academic introductions, and opportunities to meet classmates and to get involved on campus. Students will receive more details about Fall Orientation throughout the summer through their Pacific University email so be sure to check your Pacific email regularly. 

Parents and supporters, Parent and Family programming is August 22 - 23, 2023 and ends late Friday afternoon.

The full Fall Orientation 2024 schedule will be available on the webpage in June 2024!


Additionally, if you would like to receive regular communication regarding Orientation and your student’s transition to college, please sign up here for our Parent & Family Newsletter! 

New Student Checklist

The summer before you begin your university journey will go by more quickly than you can imagine. As you prepare to join us here at Pacific, there is important information for you to review and several important tasks to complete. To ensure that you don't miss anything, we have developed a helpful checklist for you. We recommend that you read through this list carefully to make sure that you don't miss anything.

View the New Student Checklist here! 

We are so excited for you to join us this fall. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our Orientation team at orientation@pacificu.edu.  

New Student Newsletters

The New Student Newsletters provide incoming Pacific University students includes information about resources, projects, and events and important dates for Fall Orientation. Missed an issue? Check out the archives below.

Previous newsletters

June 27, 2023 Newsletter

July 7, 2023 Newsletter

July 28, 2023 Newsletter

August 16, 2023 Newsletter

Parents and families can find the Parent & Family Newsletters here


Contact Us

orientation@pacificu.edu | 503-352-3040

Upcoming Events

All Day | Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024 to All Day | Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024
Forest Grove


Finders Keepers provides free goods and essentials to Pacific students like clothing, school supplies, dorm essentials, games, books, entertainment, accessories, and more! You can find the store beside the Drake House on the Forest Grove Campus.

Join Pacific University in welcoming our incoming undergraduate and transfer students for Fall Orientation 2023! It takes a village, and we need your support.

Become a 2023 orientation leader. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain leadership experience, work alongside Pacific University staff and faculty, and become a mentor to your peers. Apply by April 21, and spread the word!