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Opening early 2023

Unveiling The New Science Center

Spark Wonder
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Breaking ground summer 2021

Linfield's new leading-edge science facilities

Whether students become scientists or science-informed leaders, cultivating science awareness is part of Linfield's commitment to providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education. Rising to meet Oregon's demand for a skilled STEM workforce, our new 84,000 square-foot science center – designed for inclusive, collaborative, immersive learning and discovery – is where unforgettable exploration begins.

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Teaching labs

The new two-story W.M. Keck Science Center building will feature an inviting collaborative lobby, student study loft and eight new state-of-the-art teaching labs dedicated to the sciences.

Professor Atkinson with student conducting research

Collaborative Research

A renovation of and addition to Graf Hall will extend classrooms, the lecture hall and a multi-purpose space on one level with a new space serving faculty and students in their collaborative research efforts on the upper level.

wine studies

Wine education

Our wine studies program will expand hands-on learning opportunities with a new lab devoted to wine as well as a wine sensory classroom reserved in the science center.

“The aims of scientific thought are to see the general in the particular and the eternal in the transitory.”

—Alfred North Whitehead

The new science footprint

a map of Linfield's academic quad on the McMinnville campus

Increasing capacity in the sciences

A glance at the new facilities

  • Three buildings total

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  • 84,000 square feet dedicated to the sciences

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  • The brand new W.M. Keck Science Center building

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  • An extensive renovation of and addition to Graf Hall

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