Pacific University requires COVID-19 vaccination for all students and employees in full- or part-time Pacific programs, except those who are completely remote. Read the full policy.
Students are required to be up to date on all COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters as eligible.
We will work directly with any student who is unable to access a vaccine prior to arriving on campus and will make vaccines available through the university’s health center.
Undergraduate students in Forest Grove should upload their proof of COVID-19 vaccine and booster, along with other required vaccination documentation, to the health center. Graduate students will work with their individual programs to show proof of vaccination via the Certiphy system.
Employees are required to be up to date on all COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters as eligible. If you have not been able to access a vaccine, please contact the university health center. Employees upload their vaccine or approved exemption documentation via Paycom.
Medical and religious exemptions may be requested, consistent with Oregon and federal law. All exemption requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Exemptions requests must be submitted and approved by the vaccine deadlines. All employees and students who are unvaccinated with an exemption will be required to test weekly for COVID-19.
Campus Guest Vaccinations
Guests at campus events are expected to follow all university COVID protocols. Guests must be fully vaccinated* or obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival on campus. *Fully vaccinated means you have received the maximum dose of vaccine and booster available, based on age.* Pacific may request proof of vaccination or negative test upon arrival. Exceptions may be made for patients of Pacific University health clinics, students and families in the Early Learning Community, or other small groups.
Pacific Community Vaccination Efforts
From January to May 2021, Pacific University partnered with public health organizations throughout Washington County to provide vaccine access to our broader community, with a particular focus on high-risk and underserved populations. Over the course of five months, Pacific administered more than 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, helping Washington County become the first in Oregon to surpass a 70% vaccination rate among adults — and ensuring that our own students and employees also had access to the vaccines.
About COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have shown a high rate of effectiveness and safety, including against variants of the COVID-19 virus.
Vaccination is a critical step in ensuring that the COVID-19 virus does not continue to spread and/or mutate and in keeping our schools, businesses, and communities open, healthy and thriving.