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Housing Office Hours

Due to the high volume of inquiries and complexity of questions that we receive during the Housing Lottery season, it is difficult to answer Housing Lottery questions via email, so please call us during office hours below at 503.352.3179.

You may also connect with a Housing staff member during designated office hours (excludes Spring Break - March 25-29) by calling 503.352.3179. Students on different time zones may e-mail us at - please let us know that office hours don't work for you.

Monday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday | 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Move out options

If I apply to live on campus the rest of the semester, when will I know if I am approved?
As long as you complete the form before March 25, you will be approved to remain in your campus housing unit.

If I sign up to stay on campus the rest of the semester, do I have to relocate?
Unfortunately, due to the constant changing circumstances around the COVID-19 situation, we cannot make any promises about possible relocations at this time, including if they would need to happen or when they would happen. We understand that asking people to move would be disruptive, and the decision to relocate students would be made with careful consideration and in order to continue providing services to those living on campus.

Throughout this process, Residence Life and Housing are focusing on following the recommendations from the CDC and the OHA as they are being updated. Any changes we make would reflect the most current recommendations. We would try to maintain your same amenities if a move were required.

Why aren’t full refunds being offered?
At this time, Pacific is able to offer a partial refund to students who are interested in moving home. However, as campus remains open, you are welcome to stay.

If I choose the option to apply my refund as a credit next year, does it have to go toward campus housing costs?
Yes, Option B’s credit would be applied to your housing contract for 2020/2021: it does not apply to your general student account, but specifically to housing. If you are not planning to live on campus next Fall, then the refund option would be best.

If I mail my keys in and come and completely move out at a later date will I still receive the full refund?
Yes, that is correct. If at all possible, we need to have the move-out happen before the end of the semester. Thanks for getting in touch. Please mail your room key(s) in a padded envelope to:

Natona Derleth
Residence Life
UC A102
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Using a padded envelope increases the chance that the key makes it here, but a sturdy envelope can be used in a pinch.

Is Summer Housing going to be offered?

Based on the current COVID-19 situation, summer housing is currently being reviewed. Please know that we are aware that some students rely on the summer housing option and if it is possible, it is our preference to be able to offer it to you.

If you are interested in applying for summer housing, please e-mail your name to When we have more information, we will update you.

If I left my car on-campus when I left for spring break and I am not coming back, what do I do?
If you have already left campus, please inform CPS that your car is here and provide them with details on where it is parked. In case of an emergency, it may need to be towed to another location on campus.

If I have a car but now need to leave campus using another mode of transportation, can I leave my car?
Yes, please park your vehicle in the center portion of K-Lot between Vandervelden and Gilbert. It would be ideal if you could leave a car key with a friend and inform CPS of their name and contact info in the event that the car needs to be moved. If necessary, you can leave a car key with CPS.

Our Mission

The departments of Housing and Residence Life share a joint mission to provide Pacific University students a safe, inclusive, and inviting residential experience that fosters student success, community engagement, and personal growth.

To support this mission, the departments of Housing and Residence Life believe in:

  • fostering an inclusive environment for students of all races, nationalities, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic circumstances, abilities, ages, political viewpoints, veteran statuses, religious/spiritual, and/or philosophical beliefs;
  • providing students with residential communities which are reasonably priced (see a comparison of university housing costs), clean, well-maintained, comfortable, attractive, sustainable, and secure;
  • offering students a wide range of quality opportunities to learn and grow holistically, in alignment with the university mission of inspiring students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world; and
  • encouraging students to develop social and civic responsibility to support them in becoming future leaders and sound citizens.


Contact Us

Pacific University Housing Department
Clark Hall | 503-352-2200 |
Fax: 503-352-2936

UC Box A102
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116