The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFA) program moved to new offices in Portland in 2012. The office offers a Pacific University presence in the heart of Portland’s literary Pearl District. The office provides a home-base for the low-residency MFA program and also hosts occasional special events in Portland. The MFA program is conducted mostly remotely, with students and faculty gathering for two 10-day residencies each year. The residencies are held on the Pacific University Forest Grove Campus in June and in Seaside, Ore., in January.