Families & Support Systems | Orientation

Welcome to the Boxer Family.

You have been an integral part of assisting your incoming student(s) as they have navigated their way to becoming a Boxer. Whether it is your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, spouse, or friend, sending them off to college is a big transition for all of you. Our goal in Orientation is to assist you through the beginning stages of this transition. 

Orientation 2021

We are excited to welcome you to Pacific as part of your students' support during their academic career. Family Orientation will be provided in 2 ways this year. In person and online through their own moodle course in efforts to make Orientation more inclusive, especially for those families who are not able to travel with their student. Family members are not required to attend any of the Orientation experiences but is an additional opportunity to ask questions and find out more information. After families say goodbye, we ask that they do not return to campus on the following days. We are asking families to not return to campus in order to allow for all returning students to have the necessary space to move in later in the week with their families and have the same experience. Thank you for understanding this is both a safety precaution and a capacity limitation.

Family & Support Systems Schedule (Aug. 26) | Family & Support Systems Schedule (Aug. 27) 

Family & Support Systems Schedule (Aug. 26)

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

9:00am | Check-in to Orientation | Cascade Hall Lawn

9:30am | Residence Hall Move-in | Individual Residence Halls

12:00pm | Lunch On Own | Various Locations
Please choose a place to eat that fits your needs. A list of local eateries can be found at Local Eateries.

1:30pm | Welcome | Marsh Hall East Lawn
Kick off Orientation with a welcome to Pacific from President Hallick. Meet the Orientation staff and Boxer Ambassadors!

2:00pm | Welcome to University | McCready Hall | Taylor Meade
Learn more about Pacific University, life as a college student, and how to support your student while they are in college.

3:00pm | Explore the Many Options at Pacific | Price Hall / Strain Hall
Opportunities to attend sessions to learn about different resources at Pacific. Sessions will begin each half hour. See the schedule below for more details.

  • Group A (3:00 - 4:30pm)
    • Business Office | Strain 121
    • Registrar Office | Price 214
    • Student Health Center | Price 202
    • Residence Life, Housing & Dining | Price 204
  • Group B (4:30 - 6:00pm)
    • Office of Accessibility and Accommodation | Strain 121
    • Financial Aid | Price 214
    • Student Counseling Center |
    • Price 202
    • Student Activities | Price 203
    • Academics at Pacific | Price 204

3:00 - 6:00pm | Letter Writing | Scott Hall Lawn
Come join us and we’ll guide you through a Pacific Tradition. Parents and family members are given the opportunity to write letters to their students that will be delivered the first week of classes by Pacific staff members.

5:00pm | BIPOC Family Q&A | Student Multicultural Center (SMC) | Scott Hall 122
Have your questions answered from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) faculty and staff and learn more about resources and opportunities for your BIPOC student.

5:00pm | APASU Family Q&A | Scott Hall 218
Have your questions answered by our Asian Pacific American Student Union.

6:00pm | Dinner & Goodbyes / Sign, Shake, & Ring | Marsh Hall West Lawn
All students and families are invited to dinner on the West Lawn. During this time students will participate in Pacific University’s time-honored tradition of Sign, Shake, & Ring where they will sign the Official Book of Enrollment, greet the President of the University, and ring the bell in Old College Hall.

 

Family & Support Systems Schedule (Aug. 27)

Friday, August 27th, 2021

9:00am | Check-in to Orientation | Old College Hall Lawn

9:30am | Residence Hall Move-in | Individual Residence Halls

12:00pm | Lunch On Own | Various Locations
Please choose a place to eat that fits your needs. A list of local eateries can be found at Local Eateries.

1:30pm | Welcome | Marsh Hall East Lawn
Kick off Orientation with a welcome to Pacific from President Hallick. Meet the Orientation staff and Boxer Ambassadors!

2:00pm | Welcome to University | McCready Hall | Taylor Meade
Learn more about Pacific University, life as a college student, and how to support your student while they are in college.

3:00pm | Explore the Many Options at Pacific | Price Hall / Strain Hall
Opportunities to attend sessions to learn about different resources at Pacific. Sessions will begin each half hour. See the schedule below for more details.

  • Group A (3:00 - 4:00pm)
    • Business Office | Strain 121
    • Registrar Office | Price 214
    • Student Health Center | Price 202
    • Residence Life, Housing & Dining | Price 204
  • Group B (4:00 - 5:00pm)
    • Office of Accessibility and Accommodation | Strain 121
    • Financial Aid | Price 214
    • Student Counseling Center | Price 202
    • Student Activities | Price 203
    • Academics at Pacific | Price 204

3:00 - 5:00pm | Letter Writing | Washburne Hall (UC) Lounge
Come join us and we’ll guide you through a Pacific Tradition. Parents and family members are given the opportunity to write letters to their students that will be delivered the first week of classes by Pacific staff members.

5:00pm | Friday Night Lights & Family Goodbyes | Hanson Stadium / M-Lot
Join together for a tailgate-style BBQ and our annual Fall athletics introduction. Watch the Red and White football scrimmage, meet all of our Fall athletes, and raise your Boxer Spirit!

7:00pm | BIPOC Family Q&A | Student Multicultural Center (SMC) | Scott Hall 122
Have your questions answered from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) faculty and staff and learn more about resources and opportunities for your BIPOC student.

 

All information for parent/family orientation will be available the first week of September online.

If you are bringing your student to campus, we will be providing a few sessions/information for you to attend on that day only.

We are asking that you only be on campus the day your student arrives and not return during the other days of Orientation.