Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University

Higher education can't — and won't — look the same in 10 years as it does today. But our goal at Pacific University has always been, and will always be, to change lives. To open minds and create possibilities, to enable careers and bright futures.

Founded by pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail, the Pacific of today retains the heart and soul of those who were willing to take the lead and embark on a life-changing journey to their future.

Pacific is on the crest of a positive wave. We are ready, and this is the bold move forward that our students, alumni, partners and community have been waiting for. With a strong vision of our future in place, we are solidly poised for groundbreaking accomplishment, growth, discovery and service — needing only the input of outside support to accelerate our movement forward.

Now is our time to Lead On.

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We've raised $50 million of our $80 million goal! In our new fiscal year (July 1 - Oct. 31, 2018), we have raised $1.4 million. These funds were raised for our different campaign priorities: $21.9 million for our Investment for a Boundless Future, $22.5 million for the Pacific Promise: Endowment and $5.6 million for Learning Environments and Resources.


Students provide mobile dental care in the Smile Care Everywhere van.

Your eyes and teeth are as important to your overall health as your heart and brain. But for many, dental and vision care can fall by the wayside when trying to access increasingly expensive healthcare. That’s why Pacific University recently established its EyeSmile Outreach Program.

Boxer III with artist Pat Costello

Boxer I and Boxer II have been absent from campus for years, but Boxer III was unveiled during 2018 Homecoming festivities.

Wax mold of Boxer III statue

A grassroots fundraising initiative, funded entirely through gifts by alumni, students and friends of Pacific, has resulted in the creation of a new statue of Pacific’s beloved mascot almost five decades after the original Boxer went missing.