Room & Board

Room & Board



Housing and meals must be purchased as a package for $350/person, which includes room and meals for five days and nights beginning Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch. Children cannot be accommodated.

Housing will again be in Vandervelden Court, a series of small apartments of four single rooms with two shared baths and a common area each. There is also a small kitchenette (stove and refrigerator) in each unit in case you wish to store some soda or juice or make tea or instant coffee. However, minimal cooking and eating utensils are supplied; you should plan to bring your own if desired. These apartments are non-smoking facilities.

When you register please indicate if you will need a first floor room and/or cannot use stairs. If you wish to share the apartment with someone specific, please note that on the registration form; otherwise, rooms will be randomly assigned.

If you need to stay over Sunday night, there is an additional charge of $70. This includes Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast.

While we will be in apartments instead of the dorms, there are still some limitations. Bedding is provided, but not much more. You may want to bring some amenities such as a clock, a radio, a desk lamp, hangers, and ear plugs if you have trouble sleeping. You might also want to bring your own wash cloth and towel; although provided, they are very basic.

Off-Campus Housing

There are many places to stay in the Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro area from which you can drive to Forest Grove in about one half hour. However Forest Grove does have several places to stay including:
• Best Western University Inn 503-992-8888
• Best Value Inn 503-357-9000
• The Grand Lodge 503-992-9533


There is a fully operating cafeteria on the campus serving three meals a day. If you are staying in the dorm, your meals are part of the housing package. If you are not staying in the dorm, you can purchase breakfast or lunch in the Bistro on-site on a day-to-day basis. You cannot purchase individual meals in the cafeteria but you may bring a lunch from home and eat in the cafeteria.

Pacific University is situated in the heart of downtown Forest Grove. Many small restaurants are located within walking distance for breakfast, lunch and dinner.