Homecoming Details

We are excited to welcome you home for Homecoming 2024, October 11-13 to celebrate 175 years of Pacific!

If you have questions that aren't answered below, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Alumni Association at alumni@pacificu.edu or 503-352-2057.

Homecoming Date
Homecoming 2023 will take place Oct. 11-13.

Pre-Homecoming events will take place on Oct. 10 for the Optometry Class of 1975. The Alumni Association Awards Ceremony will also be held on Oct. 10.

Homecoming and Yom Kippur
This year the date for Homecoming unfortunately coincides with Yom Kippur. We regret the conflict and will seek to avoid this in the future. We wish a meaningful holiday for all who observe Yom Kippur. 

Homecoming Welcome Center
Homecoming guests are asked to check in for their events at the Homecoming Welcome Center. During check in guests can pick up essential materials and learn event locations. The Welcome Center is located inside Washburne Hall, University Center. The Welcome Center hours are:

  • Friday, Oct. 11 | 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If your first event during Homecoming is off campus, on Thursday or on Sunday you do not need to check in at the Welcome Center, you can check in at the event.

Event Locations
Homecoming events take place on the Forest Grove Campus unless otherwise noted. You will receive detailed locations for events upon check-in at the Welcome Center.

Homecoming guests are invited to park in open permit university lots.

Dietary Restrictions
Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be provided at all catered events. Guests with other dietary restrictions or allergies may make additional requests by contacting the Alumni Association at alumni@pacificu.edu or 503-352-2057 no later than one week in advance.  

Limited Mobility Services
Guests with limited mobility are invited to take advantage of our limited mobility parking in a reserved lot with campus shuttle access. To acquire a limited mobility parking permit, please note limited mobility needs when completing the registration form or contact the Alumni Association at alumni@pacificu.edu or 503-352-2057.

Recommended Attire
Casual fall attire is recommended for most Homecoming events. The Alumni Association Awards Ceremony & Donor Celebration and the Golden Guard Lunch are formal programs and dressy casual is recommended. 

Everyone is Welcome
Pacific University alumni, employees, parents, students, friends, spouses, partners, children and guests are all welcome to attend all Homecoming events.

Children 12 and younger can attend all events for free except for athletic matches.

Registration is required for planning purposes to help us decide how much food to order and how many seats to provide. However, on-site registrations can be completed on-site during Homecoming for those unable to register in advance. Register now to attend Homecoming!

Event Fees
Alumni Association event fees address only the costs related to catered meals – all other costs associated with Homecoming events are subsidized. If event fees cause a hardship that could prevent attendance, please get in touch with us at alumni@pacificu.edu or 503-352-2057.

The Alumni Association can provide refunds one week before the event. All refunds require notification via phone or a written statement of cancelation. In all instances, refunds will not be provided after the applicable with less than one-week advance notice, regardless of circumstance.

Contact Us

Pacific University Alumni Association
Abbott Alumni Center | 503-352-2057 | alumni@pacificu.edu