Pacific is encouraging residential students to move home, as much as possible, by March 25. However, we are working to continue providing limited campus services for those who need to remain, as well as student support remotely.
Some services and facilities access will be limited starting March 16 through the end of spring break to allow for cleaning and to help staff plan for how to continue operations after April 1, when all classes go online for the remainder of the semester.
Accommodations & Accessibility
The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility can help students and faculty support accommodations during the transition to online learning and teaching.
The Northwest Conference (NWC) has made the decision to suspend all spring sport competitions and NWC Championship events, effective immediately, until further notice. The NCAA has also canceled all remaining winter and spring NCAA Championships. Pacific Athletics will suspend all practices and competition for varsity, junior varsity and club programs until further notice. Coaches will be in contact with student-athletes with additional information. In addition all intramural activities and recreation fitness classes will also be suspended until further notice.
Barnes & Noble has temporarily closed its campus bookstores through April 6.
Boxer Food Share & Food Pantry
The Forest Grove Boxer Food Share will move to the lower level of the University Center to remain accessible to students and employees during this time. The Hillsboro Food Pantry will move to the Hillsboro Building 2 study lounge.
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The Forest Grove Cafè is closed for spring break as usual, though Starbucks and the Forest Grove Market are open with limited hours. When the Cafe reopens, it will be for takeout only. Students may eat their meals in the University Center as long as they follow physical distancing practices. The Hillsboro Market is closed.
The Stoller Center is closed. Hanson Stadium remains open as a recreational facility, with outdoor environments providing space for exercise and social distancing.
Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center is closed as planned during Spring Break, March 23-27. After-hours crisis coverage will be available, and staff will use the week to prepare to provide teletherapy as possible. Telephone initial consultations will be available for new clients. Clinical staff will work with each client to determine their plans and identify potential options for continued care through the Student Counseling Center or referrals in their home communities.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center provides telephone triage to help direct ill students to appropriate primary care.
This is a challenging time, and we encourage you to take care of yourself. The Office of Student Support is available to answer questions, help you connect with faculty or campus departments, and provide non-clinical interpersonal support for all students. They are also here if you need to report a health or safety concern for yourself or others. To access their services, contact Student Support Manager Justin Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) by e-mail to set up time to meet by phone, Zoom, or in-person, as needed.
The Tran Library facility in Forest Grove is closed, but Boxer Card access to the 24-hour study area and computer lab will remain available. The Libraries will continue to provide access to our full suite of online information resources (ebooks, journals, databases), as well as providing most core services online, including interlibrary loan requesting for digital materials (articles/book chapters). Research assistance is available by chat, email, phone, or Zoom, and students can schedule online tutoring sessions with peer tutors. Complete, up-to-date information about available library services is available on the library website.