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Linfield Campus Life Terms

Common terms used around the McMinnville campus

ASLU: the Associated Students of Linfield University, Linfield’s student government.

ASLU-PC: the Associated Students of Linfield University on the Portland campus.

CatCab: Linfield’s Safe Ride program, a complimentary and reliable shuttle service for students. This service is sponsored by Linfield Public Safety (LPS) and the Office of Student Activities on the McMinnville campus.

Cat Closet: a student-run thrift store on the McMinnville campus.

Commencement Greens/Oak Grove: large lawn with trees in front of Melrose Hall and at the main campus entrance where Commencement takes place.

DEI: The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. DEI works to create positive opportunities that promote awareness and acceptance through events, gatherings and similar community initiatives.

E-House: Short for Emmaus House, home of Linfield's chaplaincy, on the McMinnville campus.

First Scholars: Linfield's first-generation student mentorship program for new, first-year students.

FML: short for Fred Meyer Lounge, in Riley Hall next to Starbucks, where many activities and gatherings take place.

Game room: located on the third floor of Riley Hall where students can play games and gather.

Hui o Lōkahi: Formerly Hawai’i Club, campus organization out of DEI Programs that seeks to celebrate and perpetuate Hawaiian and Polynesian culture throughout the Linfield community. Hosts the annual Linfield Lū’au and Hō’ike.

Ice: Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall, for performances, guest speakers and lectures, large campus meetings and some classes. It is also the largest theatre in McMinnville.

IM field: Short for intramural field and located in front of Jane Failing Hall. It is used for many student activities in addition to intramural sports.

Jonasson Hall: Large room in the garden level of Melrose Hall, just underneath Ice Auditorium, used for events, meetings and various gatherings.

LPS: Short for Linfield Public Safety, the campus safety department.

Kanopy: Rent movies or films, located in Nicholson Library.

Memorial Hall/Stadium: The building that is connected to Maxwell Field (football field).

Multicultural Center (MC): Where students can gather for events and celebrations. It is a safe space designated to support students from diverse backgrounds. Located in Withnell Commons by the mailroom on the McMinnville campus and in Building 5 on the Portland campus.

Nurses' Lounge: A student lounge located in Building 5 of the Portland campus.

Peer Resource Network (PRN): A mentoring program for first semester students on the Portland campus.

Prayer/Meditation room: Located on the second floor of Riley Hall, a prayer and meditation space available to all students and all faith traditions.

Screening rooms: Areas in Nicholson Library where you can watch movies.

Snack Shack: Located in Building 5 on the Portland campus offering free snacks for nursing students who are in need of a little pick-me-up.

Sound rooms: Below Renshaw Hall in the student media center.

SRR: The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities provides a fair and impartial process for alleged violations of university policies.

Wellness Trail: A one-mile trail around an open grass field located behind Nicholson Library and Miller Fine Arts Center (MFAC).

WEB: Short for Wildcat Events Board, a student-led group that coordinates a variety of social, cultural and recreational activities for students throughout the school year.

Wildcat Food Pantry: Located on the first floor of Riley Hall where free non-perishable food is available for all students who need it.