About Pacific University

Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry, and the health professions

The school was founded in Forest Grove in 1849 by Congregationalist pioneers. Originally the Tualatin Academy, it became Pacific University in 1854 and conferred its first baccalaureate degree in 1863.

Today, Pacific University serves more than 3,500 students on its campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. Students come to Pacific from throughout the West and around the world to enjoy close, nurturing relationships with professors and a hands-on learning environment focused on real-world experience, civic engagement and global perspective.

Students work side-by-side with faculty in research, in teaching young children, and in serving patients in a variety of health and eye clinics throughout the Portland Metro Area. They participate in international study and service through a robust study abroad program. They find internships in local business, and they build relationships that stay with them throughout their lives.

Pacific University alumni are worldwide, serving and leading in every field imaginable — and spreading the Boxer spirit wherever they go.

University News

Music Department Hosts Spring Concerts

Events include a choral concert, jazz night and symphonic band concert, as well as a special performance by the Oregon Symphonic Band and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble.

Speech-Language Pathology Offers Summer Program for Children with Cleft Lip, Palate

Two three-week sessions will be available during the Summer of 2016. Apply today.

Boxer Giving Day is a Success

More than 1,300 donors supported Pacific University during its 24-hour giving drive March 15-16, contributing $226,647 in support of students and programs.

Campus Wellness Newsletter | April 2016

Want to win a $20 Starbucks gift card? Check out our April newsletter to find out how!

Celebrate Dr. Richard Rutt on His Retirement

Dr. Richard Rutt, director of the School of Physical Therapy, will retire this spring. Celebrate his career with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. April 20, in the Sara Hopkins-Powell Atrium, Hillsboro Campus Building 2.

CCE Gets Students Into Community Through G.I.V.E.

The Center for Civic Engagement hosted G.I.V.E. projects, helping to get students involved in community.  

 

Center for Civic Engagement Hosts Give & Go

The Center for Civic Engagement will host its annual spring Give & Go donation event May 13-18.

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Campuses and Locations

Eugene Campus

The Pacific University Eugene Campus is home to undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education, as well as a master of social work (MSW) program.

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Forest Grove Campus

The Forest Grove Campus is Pacific University's residential campus, with undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in education, optometry and business.

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Hillsboro Campus

The Hillsboro Campus was founded as the home of Pacific University's College of Health Professions, though its program offerings continue to grow.

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Woodburn Campus

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in teaching, the Woodburn Campus opened in 2012, providing a place for an elite group of future teachers.

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