Painting by  – Shishei Tsang (Insta: @goldenbeanworkshop)

October 1-5

Celebrate the day Warner Pacific University (then Pacific Bible College) opened its doors, October 5, 1937.
We have a week full of celebrations to bring together Knights and Warner Pacific supporters. Be sure to mark your calendar for our Founder’s Week Chapel with guest speaker and alum, Jace Schwartz. We will follow that with our annual $5 Lunch complete with a birthday cake in the dining hall. Check out the full list of activities below. 

We are asking everyone to consider making a gift to help us reach our goal of 1,937 donors by WP Giving Day, Friday, October 5, 2018. Your support ensures that Warner Pacific University continues to prepare students to engage actively in a constantly changing world.


Monday, October 1

Living Museum – 12:30-1: 30 PM; Otto F. Linn Library
During the Living Museum in the library take a photo in front of the photo-booth backdrop, post it on Instagram or Facebook, and use the hashtag #warnerpacific to be entered into a contest. The library will pick a winner at the end of Monday!

Tuesday, October 2

Chapel – 10 AM; McGuire Auditorium

Paint Night –  6:30-8:30 PM; Egtvedt 203
Open to ages 10 and up. We’ll be offering a live, evening paint event right here at WPU! Come and explore your creative side. You don’t have to be an artist or even ever have painted to attend. $10.00 to register.

Wednesday, October 3

Art As Activism – 6:30 PM; McGuire Auditorium

Local artists share poetry, spoken word, expressive dance, and visual arts as a form of activism. This night is free and open to the public! Have questions? Contact

Thursday, October 4

Chapel – 10 AM; McGuire Auditorium

Founder’s Day Lunch & Birthday Celebration – 11 AM (cake cutting at 12:15 PM); Egtvedt Dining Hall
We can’t wait to eat lots and lots of cake! Come and join us for a celebratory $5 lunch and birthday cake feast. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Friday, October 5

Tailgate – 5:00 PM; Egtvedt Dining Hall

Volleyball Game – 7:00 PM; CC Perry Gym

Dance – Egtvedt Dining Hall

Share your Memories:

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Discover WPU History:

When did the cafeteria move to Egtvedt Hall? Who was the second President of Warner Pacific? Where was the first building on the Mt. Tabor campus? Did you know that Warner Pacific had the last true switchboard in Portland?

Learn more about Warner Pacific’s History – here.