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

Pacific Invests in Staff Compensation

Pacific University staff members will receive a letter this week from President Lesley Hallick, sharing their individual salary adjustments for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Voyages to Stage from Parking Lot P in August

Parking Lot P, the faculty/staff designated lot on Main Street, will be unavailable for parking on Aug. 14, 19, 20 and 25.

End of Year Message from President Hallick

Thanks to all faculty and staff for your tremendous efforts for students. We look forward to a great new academic year.

Pharmacy Preceptor Spotlight | June 2016

This quarter our featured preceptor is Dr. Stephen Gunadi, PharmD from Providence St. Peter Hospital. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Gunadi's experience working as a preceptor with Pacific University School of Pharmacy students. 

Pacific University Mourns the Loss of Recent Graduate Colin Scott ’16

The Pacific University community mourns the tragic loss of recent graduate Colin Scott ’16, who passed away on June 7 as a result of an accident at Yellowstone National Park.

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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 is a vibrant downtown location for many of Pacific’s graduate and professional programs.

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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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