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                               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!
 International Student
  August 21st-23rd

  Voyages Begin:
    August 5th

Orientation Begins:
    August 23rd

   Meet Your FYS
   Professor and
  Student Mentor:
    August 23rd

   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
      OR 97116              to fit together.
    503-352-3040            Sincerely,
                            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 orientation@pacificu.edu

Frequently                Asked           Questions .....................................................17
Tips      for        Residence                Life ..............................................................18
Packing for College: Do’s and Don’ts .........................................18
Directions                          ..................................................................................19
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
                                Cornelius, OR
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                              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,
                                                                                                                                               Orientation Begins
 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                       cce@pacificu.edu
                                                                                                                        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

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                                                                                                                                                                    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!

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                               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.
             International Club
             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)
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                                       The Legend of                                                                                                              Boxer Lingo
                                         the Boxer
                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                            international pedagogy.
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
                                                                                                                            of Conduct.
                                                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
                                                                                                                            technology support.
                                                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.
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                                    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.
                                      Name                                                                                                                                            http://goboxers.com/facilities/fg-aquatic-center.cfm
                                Pacific University                         vehicles.
                                 UC Box # ****                                      -Opening locked vehicles.
                                                                                    -Key assists into secured
                                2043 College Way
                                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.

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                                  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.                                           lss@pacificu.edu                  in order to better enable students to
                                                                                     meet the established academic standards,
                                                                                     so please send your documentation as
                                                                                     soon as possible. All student records
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                                                                                     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

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                                                                                                                 and gluten free. They are open to hearing student                                                         17
                                                                                                                 feedback and making adjustments if possible.
                               Tips for Residence                                                                                                    Directions
-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…
   College:                                                            Umbrella
                                                                                                                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
                              ATM Card
  confusing and                                                        CD’s/DVD’s                               West.
                              Bedding (Extra Long Twin!)
    complicated                                                        Books/Magazines
                              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
                              Power Strip
     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
                              Stationary/Envelopes/Stamps              Scissors
  bring personal                                                                                                Way, the main entrance to campus.
                              Laundry Baskets                          Hammer/ Nails
     items like
      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
                              Pens/Pencils                         Prohibited
     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)
   for bringing
                              Calculator                              Microwaves or Open Coil Burners
    such items.
                              Personal Hygiene Products               Personal Furniture (Wood or Cloth)

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                                   Important Numbers

Orientation Office                                              Financial Aid Office
email: orientation@pacificu.edu                                 email: financialaid@pacificu.edu
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: admissions@pacificu.edu                                  email: help@pacificu.edu
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: cashiering@pacificu.edu                                  email: housing@pacificu.edu
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.

                                      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

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