Vaccination efforts are a critical step. All students and employees are invited to participate in a vaccine clinic April 17.
COVID-19 Response & Planning
Pacific University is committed to the wellbeing of our students and employees, as well as our community at large. We are dedicated to ensuring the continued educational progress and success of our students while also doing our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inclusion & Respect
Pacific University is a welcoming community committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace facts and reject stigma and discrimination. It is important to know that:
- COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, nationality or ethnicity — and neither does Pacific.
- Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill.
- You can interrupt stigma by sharing accurate information.
- Speak up if you hear, see or read misinformation or witness or experience harassment or discrimination.
- As always, you may report concerns of discrimination to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 503-352-1457, firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
As spring break approaches next week for many of our programs, we wish our students and faculty members a restful and much-deserved hiatus from classes. We are so proud of your resilience and incredibly hard work this year, amid truly challenging circumstances — at school, at home, and in our world. We encourage you to use this time to relax and rejuvenate as we head into the home stretch of the semester. We also urge you to make safe and thoughtful decisions about how you spend this time.
Washington County moves into "moderate risk" category, triggering some changes in campus protocols. But overall guidance remains for social gatherings, mask requirements, and more. “I know people are tired. They want to get back to life, to normal. But we’re not there yet," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. "Please stay strong in your conviction.”