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Course Delivery and Instruction FAQs

Classes and Instruction

  • How are faculty members informed that a student is in isolation? (updated 07/27/22)

    Learning Support Services (LSS) will reach out to faculty impacted by a student's isolation with guidance for each student. If you have heard from the student but not LSS, please encourage the student to follow up with LSS as the student needs to verify some information with them.

  • What happens if a student is in isolation and misses a quiz or exam? (updated 07/27/22)

    Learning Support Services cannot proctor exams for students while in isolation. If feasible, faculty members can offer an online version of the exam for the student or should postpone the exam. LSS can proctor make-up exams after students complete their isolation protocol.

  • Is it safe for professors to use paper handouts, quizzes, syllabi, etc. in the classroom? (08/19/21)

    Paper in the form of hand-outs, quizzes, etc. or syllabi have not been found to be and are unlikely to be a significant source of transmission. Classroom instructors may use paper for any necessary classroom syllabi, handouts, quizzes, etc. 

  • Do students have the option of taking courses online if they don’t feel comfortable returning to campus? (updated 06/09/21)

    Undergraduate classes are offered in-person only, unless the student is enrolled in a course through Online and Continuing Education.

  • What happens if a professor gets diagnosed with COVID-19? Will class be canceled? (08/04/20)

    Even in a pre-COVID world, faculty members have been sick and missed class. Linfield has existing policies in place to ensure students reach their academic goals. Depending on the severity of the faculty illness, this could include remote teaching or having the course taught by one or more other faculty members.

  • Who should students with a documented need for an accommodation talk to about their concerns relating to COVID-19? (updated 06/10/21)

    Linfield is committed to provide reasonable accommodations for students that are experiencing documented medical barriers. Learning Support Services (LSS) is available to answer questions about student accommodations relating to:

    • Class format
    • Isolation procedures
    • Housing accommodations
    • CDC risk factors
    • Academic accommodations related to COVID-19

    As all accommodation decisions are determined on a case-by-case basis, it is best to communicate with LSS to discuss your individual situation. Please call to schedule an appointment at 503-883-2562 or email

  • What should a staff or faculty member do if contacted by a student about a possible exposure? (updated 07/28/22)

    McMinnville: Respond to the student and copy Patty Haddeland, director of the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center. Request that the student contact Patty directly, so that the student can be properly connected to resources and have their academic and health needs properly addressed.

    Portland: Respond to the student and copy Portland Student Life at Request that the student contact Portland Student Life directly, so that the student can be properly connected to resources and have their academic and health needs properly addressed.

Experiential Learning Centers in the School of Nursing

  • What is the face covering requirement in the ELCs? (07/28/22)

    The School of Nursing highly encourages and recommends a KF94, KN95 or equivalent mask while in the ELC spaces.

Study Abroad

More information on Linfield's international programs can be found on the IPO webpage.


  • What ways can people optimize their Zoom connection? (12/23/20)

    For best results, users should:

    • Close all unnecessary applications before hosting or joining a meeting
    • Limit the number of audio and video applications running at the same time
    • Use a wired connection whenever possible
    • Close out of any unneeded browser tabs. The more tabs open, the harder the web browser must work
  • What Wi-Fi network should students use on the McMinnville campus? (updated 7/27/22)

    Students are encouraged to connect to the Wi-Fi network: CatNet_Linfield. This is how you access email, Blackboard and many other technology-related services. You will need your CatNet ID and password.

    Guests, cell phones and any other electronic devices that connect to the internet, please use: Linfield_Public.

    Please ask a staff member or fellow student for the Public Wi-Fi password.