to Remember for
Greetings from Orientation!
Orientation! On-Campus Move-in starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 23rd.
All Students need to arrive by Noon for Orientation Check-In.
Orientation runs through Sunday August 26th!
Meet Your FYS
Convocation: Hello and welcome to Pacific University! Included in this newsletter you will find
August 24th important information about Orientation, your First Year Seminar class, Pacific’s
history and more. We hope you find this newsletter useful, and that you become
Orientation Ends: even more excited about starting your college experience! The Orientation Staff
August 26th has been working hard to ensure this event is a memorable one.
First Day of Classes: Pacific University’s Orientation is a unique experience designed to help ease your
August 27th transition to college life. It also introduces you to the expectations of service to the
community, academic commitment and genuine social enngagement that are part
Contact Us! of being a member of the Pacific Community. The activities during Orientation
are designed to help you meet new people, get familiarized with our campus and
Orientation its services, and gain a better understanding of yourself as an individual. The
UC Box #102A theme for this year’s Orientation is, “Where the Pieces Fit Together,” because we
2043 College Way believe that Pacific will give you the resources to help shape your life now and in
Forest Grove, the future. We invite you to dive into all Pacific has to offer and allow the pieces
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The Orientation Staff
Table of Contents
What is Orientation?
Orientation 2012 .........................................................................3
What is a POD? .............................................................................3
Outback & Civic Engagement Center ........................................4 What do you do during Who are Ambassadors?
Your First Semester ....................................................................5 Orientation? Orientation Boxer Ambassadors are current students of Pacific.
This group of students will provide you with support throughout
First Year Seminar .......................................................................6 • Attend your first college class, the week. They are not only your leader for Orientation, but
Putting it All Together .................................................................7 First Year Seminar. also a fellow student and proud Boxers. They arrive a week
early for Orientation Training, and volunteer their time and
Getting Involved .........................................................................8 • Watch the Orientation Boxer
Ambassadors during their energy to ensure that Orientation is an amazing experience
Save the Date ................................................................................9 production of “Real World.” for you! They will also serve as peer mentors for all freshmen
students during the fall semester.
Legend of Boxer ......................................................................10 • Take tours around campus and
Boxer Lingo ................................................................................11 the Forest Grove community. You will be recieving an email from your Orientation Boxer
Ambassadors as they begin introducing themselves to you and
Pacific Essentials ........................................................................12 • Get to know your classmates at getting to know you towards the end of July, beginning of
The Stoller Center ......................................................................13 “Faces of Pacific.” August. If you have any questions regarding Orientation, don’t
• Save money at Fred Meyer hesitate to ask them as they will be your best resource during
Academic Resources ..................................................................14
Night with huge savings for all your first days at Pacific.If your Ambassadors do not contact
Health, Safety and Support ......................................................15 Pacific students. you before Orientation, please contact the Orientation Office
Career Development Center ......................................................16 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions .....................................................17
Tips for Residence Life ..............................................................18
Packing for College: Do’s and Don’ts .........................................18
Important Numbers ..................................................................20
Last Minute Shopping Opportunity
Worried About Packing for College? Don’t Be! What is a POD?
Here at Orientation Headquarters we have a plan for those forgotten items. A POD is a group of incoming students that is led by two Orientation Ambassadors. Our goal is to place
On August 25th at 11:00pm, hop on the bus! Orientation will students into a group so that they can meet new people from different places and backgrounds. We try to
be giving all Boxer Card carrying students and their parents mix students from different regions, cultural backgrounds and high schools in order to create a more diverse
the opportunity to go shopping with us at Fred Meyer Night to group. You will be with your POD throughout Orientation to help you meet new people and make your
complete last minute shopping needs. There is a discount for all college transition more enjoyable.
Pacific students. Sponsored by Pacific University Orientation and
the Cornelius Fred Meyer:
2200 Baseline St
Pacific Outback Academic Calendar
Center for Civic Engagement
2012 Fall Semester
What is the Pacific University Outback? August 5-22 Voyages Trips for New Students, Optional
Pacific University’s Outback program strives to serve the entire August 21-23 International Student Orientation
campus community by creating off-campus activities suitable for the August 23-26 New Student, Parent and Transfer Student
enjoyment of everyone. Whether it be outdoor wilderness activities,
urban programs, or service-oriented programs, Outback hopes to fulfill
the needs of all students. These programs, initiated and often led by August 27 Classes Begin
students, encourage personal challenge, community responsibility, August 31 Last Day for New Student Registration
cultural diversity and appreciation for the natural world. The hope is that
these valuable skills will be applied to everyday student life and beyond. SEPTEMBER
September 3 Labor Day – No Classes
September 10 Last Day to Add Courses
September 10 Last Day to Drop Courses with No Record
September 28-30 Homecoming Weekend
What is the Center for Civic Engagement? October 5 Fall break- No classes for College of Arts and Science
October 12-14 Family Weekend
The Center for Civic Engagement at Pacific Univesity
strives to connect students, staff, and faculty with the comunity October 22-31 Advising for Winter II/Spring Semester
outside of Pacific. This center is available for all to come and
find ways to help our community whether it being for a class
Rent a Bike!
requirement for simply because you want to be more involved. In Choose between our line of long November 1-16 Advising for Winter II/Spring Semester
passed years we have tried to incorperate civic engagement into
Orientation but this year the we have decided to make it a campus term ReCycles Rental Bikes or join November 5 Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
wide event. the ‘A Free Bike Association’ and November 21-23 Begin Thanksgiving Holiday
On September 15, 2012, Pacific’s Center for Civic Engagement get access to eight bikes across cam- November 22 Thanksgiving
(CCE) will host a campus-wide day of service. The Pacific University pus for free anytime you want.
Day of Service will bring students, faculty and staff together in service, DECEMBER
reaffirming the civic mission of the university, and serving our extended For more information please visit December 4 Last Day of Classes
community of Western Washington County. This event will replace and
build upon the “Sprucing Up the Grove” activity during orientation, us in the Outback office or online December 5 Reading Day
with the Day of Service now timed so that returning students, faculty, at www.pacificu.edu/outback. December 6-7 Final Examinations
and staff can also participate. The day will include a variety of service December 10-12 Final Examinations
activities in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, and surrounding communities.
Invasive species will be removed and native species planted. Food 2012- 2013 Winter II
and clothing will be sorted and packaged for distribution. Litter will JANUARY
be picked up from parks; school gardens will be prepared for the fall
harvest so that children can learn about healthy eating. The Pacific Center for Civic Engagement January 7 Winter II Term Classes Begin
Day of Service will reaffirm the close connection between campus and January 8 Last Day to Add Classes
commnity, and have positive impacts throughout Western Washington email@example.com
January 15 Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
County. The list of projects will be finalized in mid-August, and project January 18 Last Day of Classes
registration will begin in late August. Watch for further details at pacificu.edu/cce January 21 Martin Luther King Day – No Classes
facebook.com/pacificucce and pacificucce.wordpress.com. facebook.com/pacificcce January 22 Winter II Final Exams
503-352-1570 *Dates can be subject to change. Please double check
the website http://www.pacificu.edu/as/calendar
Putting It All
First Year Seminar
What is First Year Seminar? Moving In
First Year Seminar (FYS) is a semester-long course designed to help you with your writing skills as well -Whether you are moving into the residence halls or into an apartment, the first thing to do is to set up and
as teach you about yourself, your classmates, and the world around you. Generally, your classmates are also your make your bed. This way, when you are exhausted from a full day of Orientation events, all you have to do is fall into it.
neighbors in the residence halls, so you can work on assignments together as well as get help from one another. -Next, set up essential elements of entertainment (CD player, TV, DVD player, Xbox, computer, etc.).
All FYS classes are guided by common goals and principles, but each class is taught by different professors who -Take some time to decorate. Give your new room a personal touch with things like pillows, posters, pictures of
incorporate their own area of expertise. A student mentor, selected by your professor or FYS staff, can assist you friends, lamps, and even plants. Fish are also allowed at Pacific, but they are the only pet that can be kept in the
in your writing and class activities. You will be receiving a letter from your professor and student mentor over the residence halls.
-If you have a car, pick up your parking permit ($40 for the academic year) at the Pacific Information Center and
In addition, each class will have different summer
learn where the student parking lots are in relation to your residence hall. Always lock your car! If you do not drive
assignments; don’t be worried if your neighbor is
often, plan to check on it at least once per week.
writing a paper and you’re not. Be sure to read the letter
-Store your bike in the bike storage rooms located in each building. It is important that you have a sturdy bike lock
from your professor closely and follow the instructions.
even though it’s in a bike storage.
Contact your professor or mentor immediately if you do
-Figure out where each of your classes are located and how long it takes to get from one class to another--you don’t
not understand the assignment.
want to be late on the first day!
All FYS classes read a “Summer Text” that is shared
-Allow extra “travel time” because Pacific is a very personable campus - don’t be surprised if you stop to talk on
by all sections. This year’s text is ‘The River King’ by Alice
the way to class!
Hoffman. In addition to a group text, all FYS classes will
attend First Year Experiences (FYEs) together. You will
learn more about FYEs during your first couple weeks of
-Print a copy of your class schedule and room assignments BEFORE the morning of the first day of class.
class. -Get to know your meal plan. Your Pacific ID card is also your meal card, so don’t lose it! Know the times of each
meal and how your card works.
-Make sure you attend social events such as club lunches, the club and organization fair and department socials.
Tips for Your First This helps you feel more comfortable and provides an opportunity for meeting new friends.
-Plan on setting aside specific times during the day to study. We know it’s important to socialize with your
College Assignment newfound friends, but you will find that professors don’t waste any time assigning homework and readings.
-Chat with your new roommate about expectations (cleaning, visitors, etc) and how you BOTH want to live.
• Read the assignment carefully, making sure that you
understand what you are being asked to do. Academics
• Brainstorm ideas. -Read everything carefully. Each of your professors will provide you with a written syllabus on the first day of class
• Talk to your professor, classmates, student mentor, or ask that you print it from Blackboard/Moodle. This syllabus has important details and dates for the semester-- Try
and fellow POD members. not to lose it, it is a useful guide to refer to throughout the semester.
-Engage in open dialogue with your professors early. Each professor is required to have weekly office hours, but if
• Go to a place with minimal distractions.
they do not fit with your schedule, most professors will work with you to find another time to meet.
• Find a place where you can concentrate, such as the The River King, written by Alice Hoffman is based
-Do not wait until you are in academic trouble to talk to your professors! You will find that Pacific professors are
library, study rooms or an empty classroom. in a small town of Massechusettes that is seperated by
the most important resources and advocates for your academic career.
• Understand that different people work best under two groups. When an unexpected death occurs, the
-Start your projects and papers early and be sure to turn them in on time. This seems simple, but you will be
different conditions. groups are brought together to figure out the cause.
surprised how easy it can be to procrastinate with your busy schedules and newfound freedom. If you start early you
• Start early--procrastinating is not a habit you want will save yourself many stressful and late nights.
to start now. -Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Getting Involved Save the Date
Being involved is the best way to get the most out of your college experience.
At Pacific, we place a high value on volunteer and community service both on Convocation: Friday, August 24 at 9 a.m. on Wassail: Join the Pacific University Greek Senate
the Marsh East Lawn. This is a traditional, (PUGS) as they celebrate Wassail! All students,
and off campus. We hope that you find a group that best represents who you are formal event signifying the official start of your faculty and staff are welcome to join for a special
and what you love to do! But if you don’t, it’s not difficult to create your own! journey as a college student at Pacific University. dinner provided by food services along with a special
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Attendance is required of all new students and
informal attire is expected.
program to honor new and established members of
the Pacific community.
Accounting Club OATH
ACE Board (Activities and Cultural Events Board) Pacific Archery Club Club and Org Fair: Clubs and organizations Lu’au: The 53rd annual Lu’au hosted by Na Haumana
Active Minds Pacific Christian Fellowship (PCF) have a chance to represent themselves and inform O Hawai’i attracts over 2,000 people to campus in
Ambassadors (SOAR) Pacific Connections (Transfer Students) you about their activities and purpose. Come see April. This entertaining evening is complete with
Animal Ethics Club Pacific Pre-Law Society all the options available and get involved! authentic Hawaiian food, dancing, music, flowers,
Anthro-Soc Club Pacific Progressive Union and gifts. Lu’au is traditionally held the second
Biology Club Pacific University Greek Senate (PUGS) Founders Day Corn Roast: The Forest Grove Saturday of April, and students work hard all year to
Boxer Ambassadors Pacific University Buddhist Association Community joins Pacific University on campus prepare for it, so mark your calendars!
Boxer Army Phi Eta Sigma (Honor Society) to celebrate the founding of the University.
Politics and Law Forum
There are a variety of fun activities on campus, Pacific’s Got Talent: Sign up and audition for
Center for Gender Equity (CGE)
including a large corn roast and the Annual Pacific’s Got Talent, brought to you by RHA. In this
Chemistry Club Pom Squad (Dance Team)
Chalk Art Festival. competition, students sing their hearts out and vote
Circle K Pre-Communications Sciences & Disorders
for their very own Pacific star!
Colleges Against Cancer Pre-Dental Boxer Bash: Come celebrate our mascot! This
Computer Science Club Pre-Med program is sponsored by the Residence Housing Open Mic Nights: Throughout the school year, ACE
Drama Club Pre-Occupational Therapy Association (RHA) and offers many fun activities, Board sponsors Open Mic Nights which are open to
English Club Pre-Optometry Club games, and food. Boxer Bash provides an all students to perform and attend. Sing, play your
Exercise Science Club Pre-Pharmacy opportunity for clubs to host events for students, instrument, or read a poem--it’s open to everyone!
French Club Pre-Physical Therapy have fun, and represent themselves.
Future Filmmakers Club Psychology/ Psi Chi (Psychology Honors) Lip Sync: A recent fixture to Pacific’s event scene,
German Club PUCCN 24-Hour Service Fair: This event is exactly what sponsored by ACE Board; student groups, clubs and
Hip-Hop Club Qilin Club it sounds like! RHA schedules student groups individuals perform to mash-ups of popular songs!
History Club Rainbow Coalition who volunteer to serve the community in some Come support your fellow Boxers on this entertaining
Residence Housing Association (RHA)
way for a full 24 hours. night of music and dance for prizes.
Intramurals Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Family, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend: Senior Projects Day: Every April there is a day on
Japan Club Student Senate
It is a time for school pride and spirit, as well which classes are cancelled and the seniors present
Jiu Jitsu Club Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) as visiting with families. This weekend typically the thesis projects on which they have been working.
Math Club Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) includes: home athletic events, a bonfire, Noise This day is dedicated to the seniors who have been
Men’s Lacrosse Social Work Club Parade, and the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction working hard all year. Make sure to support them by
Mixed Martial Arts Spanish Club Ceremony. attending presentations of their theses and projects.
Na Haumana O Hawai’i (NHOH) Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) It truly is amazing just how talented Pacific students
Newman Club Ultimate Frisbee Club Hall-O-Safe: This annual program, sponsored are.
Up Till Dawn by the RHA, is a result of efforts to provide
children from the community with a fun and safe Boxer Ball: An end of the year semi-formal occassion
GREEK ORGANIZATIONS PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA environment in which to trick–or–treat. Halls put on by Pacific University RHA to celebrate the
Sororities Fraternities INDEX (Newspaper) decorate and compete for prizes (and pride), but end of the year and the beginning of finals. Come
Alpha Kappa Delta Alpha Zeta Boxerradio.fm (Radio Station) in the end, the winners are the kids! dance the night away!
Delta Chi Delta Gamma Sigma Pacific Literary Undergraduate Magazine
Phi Lambda Omicron Pi Kappa Rho Pacific Productions (Video)
8 Theta Nu Alpha Order of Omega (Greek Honor) 9
The Legend of Boxer Lingo
Yes, this is really how we talk...
We’ve compiled this handy guide to help you begin to decipher what we say.
After you come to Pacific, you will learn even more lingo that
is specific to your academic and social interests
Boxer has been the official mascot of Pacific University since 1969.
Prior to the Boxer, the University’s mascot was the Badger, but AC- Area Coordinator, a University Staff member who oversees Resident Assistants from several buildings.
far more people associated the University with Boxer due to the Visit your AC if you have questions about housing, or just want support, they are here for you!
famous Boxer Tosses that took place. ACE - Activities and Cultural Events Board, a student organization that sponsors events such as Open Mic
and Lip Sync. They are frequently at other organization’s events as the University DJ’s and tech support.
In the late 1800’s, Pacific University received a special gift from CPS - Campus Public Safety is responsible for overseeing the safety and security of the campus community.
one of its alumni, Rev. J. Elkanah Walker. In 1881 he purchased They are available 24/7, just dial 2230 from any campus phone, or 503-352-2230 from any other phone.
the 16th century bronze incense burner for $5 and donated it CGE - Center for Gender Equity, an active student organization best known for their ‘Brown Bags’ and guest
to his alma mater. The statue is of a mythical beast with scales, speakers.
hooves, and horns, known as a Quilin, and is believed to frighten CLIC - The Center for Languages and International Collaboration. a multi-media, interactive, and
away evil spirits. collaborative learning center located in Scott Hall the CLIC reflects the best practices of language and
This incense burner acquired the name “Boxer” after the Boxer Rebellion in China during the 1890s. Boxer was LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certificate from the US Green Building Council
first stolen in 1899; after this initial theft, various classes fought for possession of Boxer which became known as the that marks sustainable and green buildings. We currently have five LEED Certified Buildings with more on
“Boxer Toss.” Throughout the early 1900s, Boxer lost his tail and one front leg and is rumored to have ventured to the way!
France during World War One, and was even buried in a graveyard. LSS - Learning Support Services, provides a resource for all students who may be experiencing a disability.
The original Boxer was last seen during a routine Boxer Toss in 1969, MAC - The affectionate term for McCormick Hall, one of the on-campus residence halls.
and remains missing to this day. In order to prevent the tradition of NHOH - Na Haumana O Hawai’i or Hawai’i Club, is open to all Pacific Students interested in Island
from dying out, three students arranged for another statue to be cast Culture. It is best known for its annual Lu’au.
in bronze. Nunnery - A fond name for the west wing of Walter Hall, this is the only all female section of any residence
The tradition of the Boxer Toss was halted after a particularly dangerous SC - The Stoller Center, formerly Pacific Athletic Center, houses a gymnasium, a field house, classrooms, an
toss in 1992, but the Boxer Competition has recently replaced the aerobics room, a weight room, a wrestling room, a sports medicine facility, and much, much more!
outdated tradition. PIC - The Pacific Information Center provides general info on Pacific and the external community. They
are a great referral resource and also perform multiple functions such as parking permits and sale of movie
The Boxer Competition is an opportunity for various on-campus clubs
PRB - The student-chaired Peer Review Board is responsible for adjudicating violations of the student Code
to compete for possession of Boxer. The Gamma Sigma Fraternity were
the last known holders of Boxer, and we believe the holders have since
changed. Although the Boxer Competition has replaced the Boxer
PUGS - The Pacific University Greek Senate is the governing body for Pacific’s Greek System
RA - Resident Assistants are full-time students and are responsible for planning activities in your wing of
Toss, our mascot is still quite elusive and creates quite a scene when it
the residence hall. They have also gone through extensive training; thus they are prepared to help you with
makes an appearance.
anything you need.
RHA - Residence Hall Association is a governing body that creates guidelines for the students residing in
Many on campus events have come to share a name with this beloved
University residences as well as organizing activities.
mascot including Boxer Bash in the fall and Boxer Ball in the spring.
TIC - The Technology Information Center serves as the University’s headquarters for computer and
Who knows, maybe he will show up during Orientation.
UC - The University Center is our living room. You will eat all of your meals here, pick up your mail, study,
and socialize in this building. It is also called Washburne Hall.
UC Box - This is how we refer to your mailbox, which is located in the lower level of the UC. Be sure to
The Boxer Sculpture outside of check it often!
Valdervelden Apartments. Vanders - Vandervelden Court is the upperclassmen apartment-style housing on campus.
Pacific Essentials Stoller Center
Boxer Basics: Planner The Stoller Center offers many options for fun and physical
College can be a very busy time full of assignments, club meetings, KNOW YOUR RESOURCES fitness for athletes and non-athlete’s alike!
and your workstudy job. Pacific University understands this and
will supply you with a daily planner to record your assignments and CPS- Campus Public Safety Stoller Center Hours:
other plans. Boxer Basics will be distributed at Orientation. This Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.- 10 p.m.
planner also includes information about campus resources, events and The goal of CPS is to provide a safe Friday: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.
personnel. environment for the Pacific University Saturday: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Community. In addition, CPS Sunday: 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.
provides the following services:
Your New Address: -Escort Program: CPS officers Forest Grove Aquatic Center:
Each student will receive their own mailbox and key during the first are available to escort students, staff, or Pacific University students receive free use of the Forest Grove
few weeks of classes. You will be issued a number for your mailbox faculty members on and off campus. Aquatic Center during the public swim and fitness swim hours
which the Pacific Community calls your UC Box number. Your new -Jumpstarting vehicles with with their BoxerCard. These hours change seasonally and are
address will look like this: dead batteries or inflating flat tires of posted at the aquatic center.
Pacific University vehicles.
UC Box # **** -Opening locked vehicles.
-Key assists into secured
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Forest Grove, OR labs, classrooms, or residence hall Ameneties: Open Gym
97116 rooms (when Residence Life staff are Weight Room During open gym times, the Stoller Center has five basketball
unavailable). Our 5,000 sq. ft. weight and fitness center includes free courts and volleyball courts available for use.
Pre-order your Textbooks Today! weights and Hammer Strength machines. There are also a
If you would like your books to be waiting for you at the bookstore CPS also issues all Pacific students and number of aerobic machines such as treadmills, elliptical Raquetball and Handball Courts
when you arrive on campus, go to www.pacificu.edu and click on the staff their BoxerCard, which serves as a trainers, exercise bikes, rowing machines, and stair climbers. The Stoller Center has three courts available for competitive or
University Bookstore link on the left-hand side of the page. Be sure form of campus identification, as well recreational use. Sign-ups at the main athletic office.
you have your class schedule handy so you can select the proper classes. as many other things. The following is Intramurals
Select the “textbooks” bar and follow the steps under the heading a list of ways in which BoxerCards can Teams form throughout the year for basketball, volleyball, Classes
“Your Customized Textbook List.” The bookstore will email you when be used: soccer, softball and more! Contact the Intramural Desk in Throughout the year, the Stoller Center hosts a number of
your order has been received, and again when your order is ready to be the Stoller Center at 503-352-2260. classes. Look on BoxerOnline for classes listed as “HPER” classes.
picked up. There are options for pick-up and delivery. -Access to your residence hall
24/7 and access to other residence halls Equipment Check Out Lockers for Checkout
Don’t forget Your Parking Permit! from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays and from A variety of sports equipment is available to check out. Visit If you have a lock, you can fill out a locker form and use any
If you plan to bring your car to campus, don’t forget to stop by the 7 a.m.-midnight weekends the Intramural desk in the Stoller Center and have your free locker. Available in the basement of the Stoller Center.
Pacific Information Center when you get here, located in the UC, to -Access to the Forest Grove BoxerCard ready.
purchase your parking permit for $40, which covers three semesters. Aquatic Center
-Community discounts at
Laundry Cards certain locations
Don’t save your laundry for the next trip home! There are laundry -Can serve as a US Bank debit
facilities on the bottom floor of each residence hall for a reason! All card, if you choose
laundry machines are operated on a laundry card system--so don’t -Food on campus in the Real
bring loose change for laundry. You can load your laundry card Food on Campus (RFoC), the Bistro,
using the machine located next to the Bistro. Debit card, credit cards, and Vera’s Cafe, in the Pacific Bookstore.
or $5, $10, and $20 bills are accepted.
Academic Resources Health, Safety, and
Pacific University has 14 computer labs, utilizing both Mac and PC computers, which are available to students Health Services:
throughout their college career. Some of these labs are accessible 24 hours a day while others are available for special Services include: Location:
projects and departmental use. Information about each lab is available on the Technology Information Center website. Health Maintenance: Sports and study abroad physicals, PAPS, and family planning Student Health
All computers include essential software that is required by professors, as well as programs for personal use. Pacific services. Center
recommends that students bring a personal computer—either laptop or desktop—to accommodate all student needs Treatment of Acute Illness and Injuries: Respiratory illnesses, ear infections, 2011 Cedar Street
outside of what is provided on campus, but does not require it. urinary tract infections, rashes, headaches, allergies, sprains, etc. Forest Grove, OR 97116
Safer Sex Options and Contraception: oral contraceptives, Depo Provera, emergency 503-352-2269
The Library PUNet ID and Boxer- contraceptives, etc.
-Research help -- drop in or by Regular Library Hours: Card are used for: Treatment of Stable Chronic Illness: Asthma, hypertension, depression, anxiety, More information:
appointment with librarians -Checking out items migraines,etc., on a case by case basis. For hours, location,
-24-hour study room and computer lab Sunday: noon-midnight -Accessing the 24-hour study room Lab Testing: Some lab testing is done at the clinic. Other lab work can be ordered by complete list of services
with 24 computers, a photocopier, black/ Monday-Thursday: -Interlibrary loan borrowing the Health Center and performed locally. and costs, please visit
white printers available 24 hours a day 7:30 a.m.-midnight -Logging onto campus computers Health Advise: Nutrition, sleep issues, stress management, tobacco cesstion, etc. our website at:
-Learning Commons with 24 computers Friday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and printers Immunizations: MMR, Hep A, Hep B, Tdap, HPV, Flu vaccine, TB screening. www.pacificu.edu/
and staff to offer assistance Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. -Accessing your own library record studenthealth
-Collaborative study rooms equipped Counseling Center:
with TVs During the week of finals, Undergraduates The Student Counseling Center at Pacific provides a range of confidential services to support the mental health
-Web-based research databases hours are expanded to may borrow: of our students. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, a psychology postdoctoral resident, and staff
- Access to print and electronic journals as late as 2 a.m. -Books: 3-week checkout period
counselors who are training to become psychologists (advanced doctoral students). We provide support and mental health
and books, DVDs, music collection -DVDs & Videos: 5-day. checkout
treatment to assist students in reaching their personal and academic potential through exploring intellectual, emotional,
- Summit Borrowing: students can www.pacificu.edu/library period.
social and cultural developement. All elibible students may receive up to 15 sessions per academic year at no fee due to
borrow materials from other libraries in 503-352-1400 -Reserves: 2 hours/4 hours or 2 days
subsidies provided through the Health and Couseling Fees. Additional sevices may be available when clinically appropriate
the system. (depending on item).
at a minimal fee.
Students often seek counseling support related to concerns such as adjustment to college, improving study habits/
Academic Resources time management, managing stress and exploring identity. It is also very common and important to consider seeking
support at our office if you are experiencing a depressed or anxious mood,
feeling suicidal or wanting to hurt others, are processing grief and loss, Location:
Tutoring and Learning Center Learning Support Services had a past or recent trauma, want to discuss relationship concerns, have a Student Counseling Center
negative body image, struggle with substance abuse or have problematic 2011 Cedar Street
The Tutoring and Learning Center Tutoring and The Learning Support Services office eating patterns, or you are coping with emotional pain by hurting yourself. Forest Grove, OR 97116
provides free tutoring to students who Learning Center is designed to arrange for specialized We also provide crisis services to students with urgent and immediate 503-352-2191
would like assitance with both Writing, Location: Scott academic support services or modifications concerns or crisis during the noon hour, when no appointment is needed.
Math, and Natural Sciences.Tutoral Hall Room 127 to the learning environment for students Students may also call the Counseling Center during clinic hours to For hours, info, and self-help resources
assistance is given in math and science with disabilities. In general, the University determine if a same day or next day appointment is available. Except during please visit our website at:
while feedback is given to students Learning Support Services will work with students to provide a our busiest weeks mid-semester, appointments are typicaly available with www.pacificu.edu/studentlife/couselingcenter
on written assignments.The tutoring Location: Scott variety of services that will accommodate one week.
center is staffed by highly trained and Hall Room 204 their specific needs. The University
experienced tutors willing to help. Contact: Edna Gehring requires appropriate documentation of a
Tutoring is also available for individual 503-352-2107 learning difference or physical disability
courses. firstname.lastname@example.org in order to better enable students to
meet the established academic standards,
so please send your documentation as
soon as possible. All student records
14 and information are confidential and
only distributed at the student’s request.
Career Development Frequently Asked
Work Study Program
The Work-Study Program is designed to assist with the cost of a college education by making part-time jobs
available for students while focusing on their academics. Work-Study is awarded to students by the Office
of Financial Aid and is redeemed as wages for work one performs in qualifying jobs.Work-Study jobs can be
located on campus, in local non-profit organizations, and in governmental or community service agencies. When will I get my housing and What happens if I forget my BoxerCard in my room
Work Study jobs can be found at the bi-annual Work & Service Fair. All Work-Study jobs are coordinated by roommate assignment? and can’t get back into the building?
the Career Development Center. Students are encouraged to choose jobs that will complement their Housing assignments will be mailed to you by the You can call CPS who will send an officer to let you
educational and career goals; jobs are required by federal law to coincide with student’s educational goals to end of July. Please be patient, let us know if you have into the building between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. During
the extent feasible. any questions! daytime hours, call the RA on duty.
Internship Programs What happens if my roommate and I keep focusing What happens if I get locked out of my room?
http://www.pacificu.edu/career/students/internships/ on our differences and not our similarities? You can call your RA who will unlock your door for
The Housing and Residence Life staff have years you. Be aware that they will start charging you after
An internship is a supervised, purposely educational and sustained work experience that supports a student’s of experience in assisting students when difficulties you have been locked out three times. Never assume
career development goals by providing the opportunity for the following: arise between roommates and will help students in that your roommate will leave your room unlocked-
a variety of ways, including facilitated mediation. If always bring your keys and BoxerCard with you and
Applied Learning - Apply the academic knowledge one has gained in the classroom to a professional setting; the issues cannot be resolved it is possible to change remember that it’s always a good practice to lock your
the living situation (see your RA or AC about how to door.
Career Exploration - Learn about the qualifications and duties associated with a position or profession do this). Many students find that even though they
while exploring, identifying and confirming or disconfirming career interests; have little in common with their assigned roommate, What happens if I’m late to class?
it can be a good life experience in learning to acceptThis depends on the professor. Some professors don’t
Skill Development - Gain skills and knowledge required in particular work environments and cultures; differences. mention it. Others will take points off your grade,
and some will tell you not to come at all if you’re going
Personal Development - Engage in decision-making and gain critical thinking skills, increased What is the alcohol policy? to be late. Either way, being late is disrespectful to
confidence and self-esteem about career goals and the path you will take to Students under the age of 21 may neither posses nor your professor and classmates and should be avoided.
achieve them. consume alcohol. Additionally, underage students
are prohibited from being in a space where alcohol When do I have to declare my major?
Though facilitated by a Faculty Internship Advisor, a professional in the employment community, and the is present. For a more detailed description of this Pacific students are not required to officially declare
Internship Coordinator, you are the the primary director of this learning experience, aimed at exploring the policy and others, please refer to the residence hall their major until the end of their second year. If you’re
intersection of your academic and professional interests. handbook, “Living on Campus,” which is online at not sure yet, you still have time!
documents/Hall_Handbook_0809.pdf How safe is campus?
Most students report that they feel very safe on
What is Work Study? campus. CPS is a strong presence and they will
Work Study is awarded to students by the Office of respond to any situation to help you, whether
Financial Aid and is redeemed as wages for work you need an escort or see suspicious behavior.
performed in qualifying jobs.
What if I don’t like the food?
Dining Services strives to provide enjoyable meals
16 and plenty of options, including vegan, vegetarian
and gluten free. They are open to hearing student 17
feedback and making adjustments if possible.
Tips for Residence Directions
A FEW TIPS FOR LIVING IN RESIDENCE HALLS FROM CURRENT STUDENTS...
-You can enter YOUR residence hall 24/7, but your BoxerCard will only get you into other halls from 7 a.m. to Driving to Campus
10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
-Read and understand the “Living on Campus” residence hall handbook that you will receive when you move in. Pacific University is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, 22 miles west of downtown Portland.
When you know the policies, you are less likely to violate them. From Portland, the preferred route to campus is via Highway 26 (Sunset Highway), turning south at Banks
-Know your resources so that you can know where to go to get help. (via Highways 6 and 47). The area map below displays these routes.
-Openly communicate with your roommate. Don’t wait until issues get out of hand to deal with them.
Packing for Necessities Consider FROM THE NORTH…
Traveling southbound on Interstate 5, take the 405 West exit.
Do’s and Insurance Cards Follow signs and exit to Highway 26 West (Ocean Beaches/Zoo).
Don’ts Backpack Fan
Bank Information, Checks, Television/DVD Player/Printer FROM THE SOUTH…
Packing can be Stereo/iPod/CD Player Traveling northbound on Interstate 5, take Highway 217 North exit, follow signs and exit to Highway 26
confusing and CD’s/DVD’s West.
Bedding (Extra Long Twin!)
Pillow FROM THE EAST…
the first time, Board Game/Deck of Cards
so here is a list Towels/Washcloths Traveling westbound on Interstate 84, follow signs and exit to Interstate 5 Southbound, follow signs to 405,
Alarm Clock Bicycle and Lock and to Highway 26 West.
of things to
consider when Desk Lamp /Light Bulbs Iron/Ironing Board
packing for Extension Cord Sewing Kit 2.
your first year Paper Clips THEN... FROM HIGHWAY 26
of college! Liquid Paper Exit left onto Highway 6 (Tillamook/Banks), after driving 2 miles exit and turn right to Highway 47 South.
Trash Can Travel about six miles. Upon entering Forest Grove, turn right onto Sunset Drive at stoplight. Sunset Drive
Wall Decorations Glue
Don’t forget to ends when it runs into campus. Turn right at the stop sign to (University Avenue). The next left is College
bring personal Way, the main entrance to campus.
Laundry Baskets Hammer/ Nails
pictures Laundry Soap/Dryer Sheets Screwdriver
movies and Hangers Tacks/Poster Putty
stuffed animals, First Aid Kit Batteries
you will want Flashlight Cups/Plates/Bowls
them to help Refrigerator (< 4 cubic feet)
make your room
your own. Highlighters
Also pay Stapler/Staples Candles with Burnt Wick
attention to Notebooks Halogen Lamps AC/Heating Units
prohibited items, Dartboard
you will be fined Illegal Substances
Binder/Folders Pets (Especially the furry kind)
Calculator Microwaves or Open Coil Burners
Personal Hygiene Products Personal Furniture (Wood or Cloth)
Orientation Office Financial Aid Office
email: email@example.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
website: http://www.pacificu.edu/orientation website: http://www.pacificu.edu/financialaid/
phone: 503-352-3040 phone: 503-352-2222
Admissions Office Technology Information Center
email: email@example.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
website: http://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/ website: http://www.pacificu.edu/uis/tic/
phone: 503-352-7278 phone: 503-352-1500
Business Office Housing and Residence Life
email: email@example.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
website: http://www.pacificu.edu/offices/bo/index.cfm website: http://www.pacificu.edu/studentlife/housing/index.cfm
phone: 503-352-2128 phone: 503-352-2200
We hope you have found this newsletter to be helpful and informative. We look forward to meeting you this fall and
hope that you are as excited as we are! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the Orientation Office.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION STAFF
Freshmen, Transfer, Parent
Brandon Eddy, ‘13 Freshmen Coordinator Amber Reid, ‘14 Parent Coordinator
Heather Silva, ‘14 Freshmen Coordinator Jessica Kersey, ‘12 Transfer Coordinator
Advisers: Denise Giesbers and Will Perkins