Welcome to Pacific University! We're thrilled to have you join our vibrant community. Fall Orientation is a must for all undergraduate new and transfer students, offering greetings from campus administrators, academic intros, and chances to meet classmates.

For all first-year and transfer students, New Student Orientation runs August 22 - 25, 2024. For specific groups fall sports and international programs, and the full list of dates, visit our Fall Orientation webpage. Look out for details sent to your Pacific email throughout the summer. 

For parents and families, join us on August 22 & 23 for exciting activities including Orientation Check-in, College 101 sessions, and a special Parent Mixer. Say your farewells at the Sign, Shake and Ring on Friday, concluding the Family Orientation Program by 6:00 p.m. Sign up for the parent & family newsletters to get the details delivered right to your inbox.

We can't wait to welcome you to Pacific University! 


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
9 a.m. to Noon | Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024
Forest Grove, Outdoor Areas, Marsh West Lawn
1 to 3 p.m. | 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!