Abbott Alumni Center

About the Abbott Alumni Center

The purpose of the Abbott Alumni Center is to provide a permanent place on the campus of Pacific University for visitors, administrators, faculty, students, and alumni to meet and feel welcome.

This building was constructed during the tenure of President Faith Gabelnick, and her guidance and encouragement brought this project to completion. The superb help of Vice President Tim O'Malley, Alumni Director Amanda Terhes, and Dr. Willard Bleything made this possible.

"As donors, we are extremely proud and happy to see this facility a reality," said Ambassador S.L. Abbott '52, OD '53. "I am cognizant that this university gave me the foundation that allowed our family to prosper and succeed in reaching our goals. We feel that this same opportunity exists today for any student willing to accept the challenge."

Visiting the Abbott Alumni Center

The Abbott Alumni Center is located at 2209 Cedar Street in Forest Grove Oregon and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Alumni who wish to take advantage of Abbott Alumni Center services outside of normal business hours may email us at to request assistance.

  • Alumni are welcome to sit in our foyer seating area and pour over yearbooks – we’ll even make you a cup of coffee if you’d like.
  • Many alumni who come to see us are visiting the Portland-area and hoping to connect with long-lost friends. We love facilitating those reunions.
  • If you haven’t been on campus in a few years, some of the buildings might look a little unfamiliar. We’re happy to provide campus tours and help you reorient yourself.
  • Visitors interested in experiencing a meal in the University Center dining room can stop in to request a free meal pass.
  • Information and maps for exploring wine country and other sites in Washington County are available to visitors.
  • Wireless internet access is available throughout the building. We can even help you print your boarding pass or other materials when traveling.
  • Finally Abbott Alumni Center is a great place to use as a home base as you’re trying to connect with others on campus. We’re happy to help you make those connections.

Learn more about the additional benefits for members of the Alumni Association.