Families & Support Systems | Orientation

Welcome to Pacific University! 

We are thrilled to have you and your student become part of the Boxer family! 

All of us here know that this can be just as much of a transition for you as it is for your student. Parent & Family Orientation helps parents and family members assist their student in the transition to college. While your student participates in New Student Orientation, you will have an opportunity to join sessions with information and resources that are particularly helpful for you during this transition. 

Fall Orientation 2023 for new first-year and transfer students is Thursday, August 24 - Sunday, August 27, 2023 on our Forest Grove Campus. Parent and Family programming is August 24 - 25, 2023 and ends late Friday afternoon.

The full schedule is available online

After your student gets settled in, you may have some more questions or need additional resources. We encourage you to join our parent and family newsletter or reach out to us anytime at parents@contact.pacificu.edu

Follow us on Instagram (@pacificu_orientation) to learn more! 

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Parent & Family Newsletter

The Parent and Family Newsletter provides families of current Pacific University students with a glimpse of life on campus - both inside and outside the classroom.  The newsletter is emailed directly to parents and guardians of enrolled undergraduates throughout the academic year and includes information about resources, projects, and events and important dates.   

Previous newsletters

June 27, 2023 Newsletter

July 7, 2023 Newsletter

July 28, 2023 Newsletter

August 16, 2023 Newsletter

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Contact Us

We know you have questions! Contact us at orientation@pacificu.edu