Learning at Pacific | COVID-19

Pacific University continues to provide its rigorous and personally meaningful educational opportunities through this time of crisis.

During Summer 2020, several of our graduate programs have resumed in a hybrid model. Students are attending limited class and lab sessions with enhanced physical distancing on our campuses, while also competing additional coursework online.

In the fall, many of our programs will continue the hybrid model. Classes and labs that meet in person will be smaller, and conducted in larger spaces, to promote physical distancing. Many classes will be offered online as well as in-person to allow for smaller class sizes and provide flexibility for student attendance. Research activities will resume on a case-by-case basis, with special attention to physical distancing, appropriate use of personal protective equipment, and equipment and laboratory sanitation.

Several academic programs also will be on a modified calendar. Specifically, Forest Grove undergraduate programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education, will conduct classes on Labor Day and Fall Break to discourage travel over long weekends, and in-person courses will conclude at Thanksgiving, followed by online exams, to reduce travel.

International travel, including study abroad and international clinical placements, are canceled through Fall 2020.

Each college is developing comprehensive planning documents and guidelines for the resumption of in-person activities this fall. These will be available in early August.

College of Health Professions | Hillsboro Campus | Return to Campus Protocol (PDF)