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Life at Linfield

What others may consider uncommon is simply commonplace at Linfield. Immerse yourself in a world where the untraditional and unusual thrive.
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What does life look like on Linfield's campuses?

Residence Life

In short, it’s something special. Immerse yourself in the unforgettable and explore everything that begins at the edge of curiosity and ends on the right side of memorable.
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Global engagement through studying abroad

Study Abroad

A month, a semester, a year abroad? You bet. We’ll even pay your roundtrip airfare on your first adventure! See where Linfield will take you.
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Is Greek life for you?

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Social fraternities and sororities at Linfield build the individual members through collaborative and meaningful friendships that last a lifetime.
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Diversity is the fabric of our community

Diversity at Linfield

Beyond cultures and ethnicities, diversity at Linfield also represents varying backgrounds, lifestyles, ideas, perspectives. And bringing awareness to common points of intersection makes us all richer with compassion.
34%
U.S. students of color
23
Countries represented
32%
First-generation students

Associated Students of Linfield University (ASLU)

Student Government

ASLU provides student advocacy and helps to shape our campus culture. Social gatherings, educational events and cultural meet-ups start here.
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An art scene of unparalleled vibrancy

Arts & Culture

The mutual adoration between performer and attendee is what makes the arts at Linfield so vivid. Attend a gallery, perform in the theater, join an ensemble. Surprise yourself. You won’t regret it.
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Representing our mosaic perspective

Voices of Linfield

Linfield University McMinnville campus
Salma Galvan portrait
Linfield University McMinnville campus
Experiencing a new way of life
“I hope to live in Ecuador as authentically as I can; not to be a tourist, but rather a part of the community.”
Colton pitching
Colton portrait
Colton pitching
Rising to the Challenge
“Linfield brings the character out in each student. Our coaches aren’t necessarily just trying to make us better players, they’re trying to make us better people. You see that in the classroom as well, the professors all show good character and they’re very personable. Learning how to be a better human is taught in the classroom.”
Lab Research
Ariel Miyama
Lab Research
Meet Ariel Miyama
“Linfield is a great place for opportunity, I never would have learned the excitement I get from working in a lab without Dr. Ray and Linfield.”
Professor Finkelman
Professor Finkelman
Professor Finkelman
Faculty Profile: Leonard Finkelman
From the philosophy of Star Wars, to dinosaurs and Godzilla, to a zombie apocalypse, Finkelman provides an open-minded, thought-provoking approach to his work and a valuable learning experience to his students.
students on first day of classes
Linfield University banner
students on first day of classes
Staying the course
Now is not the time for complacency.
Peer Body Project
Peer Educator Maddi Jura
Peer Body Project
Peer Body Project Educator, Maddi
"After going through the peer body project program, I feel passionate about helping to spread the word of this amazing organization!"
Linfield University banner
Mara Youngren-Brown '21
Linfield University banner
Exceeding Her Greatest Expectations
“I chose Linfield because I had family close by, but the biggest factor in my decision was the financial aid package. Linfield offered me the most generous scholarships, which was extremely important to me, especially since I am paying for my own college education.”
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Angie Gomez
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Angie Gomez
"I have experience juggling multiple positions and commitments - time management is key!"
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Olivia Edgington
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Olivia
"I was impressed by the professor’s passions for their subjects and commitment to helping their students succeed."
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Jenna
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Psychology Student Ambassador: Jenna
"I am an attacker on the team who scored 40 goals and received second Team All-Conference Honors in the 2019 season."
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Tessa
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Tessa
I decided to transfer to Linfield to be closer to home, because of the small-school size, and the tight-knit community that Linfield fosters.
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Nissa Jensen
Psychology Dept’s Ambassador Fridays
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Nissa
It’s okay not to know exactly what you’re doing, as long as you follow your passions and interests
Peer Body Project
Abby Gorton
Peer Body Project
Peer Body Project Educator, Abby
She is so excited to help the women on our campus and to spread body positivity and LOVE!
Peer Body Project
Angie Gomez Horta
Peer Body Project
Peer Body Project Educator, Angie
"Creating change begins with conversations, this is exactly what we’re doing!"
Peer Body Project
Nissa Jenson
Peer Body Project
Peer Body Project Educator, Nissa
"Let’s be body activists together and make a change!"
aerial shot of the McMinnville campus
ASLU officers 2020-21
aerial shot of the McMinnville campus
ASLU McMinnville Campus: 2020 student leadership
Meet the 2020-21 ASLU officers on the McMinnville campus.
Brielle Kromer riding in rodeo
Brielle Kromer
Brielle Kromer riding in rodeo
Rodeo Reign
At two weeks old, Brielle Kromer was already at her first rodeo.
Bailey Hardinge playing lacrosse
Bailey Hardinge
Bailey Hardinge playing lacrosse
Experiencing Something New
As a part of her education major, Hardinge gained extensive experience student-teaching at local public schools. Senior year, she student-taught eighth grade science at Duniway Middle School and freshman biology at McMinnville High School. Creating lesson plans and helping teach students turned out to be extremely gratifying for Hardinge.
Alana Nuttman
Alana Nuttman
Alana Nuttman
Compassion and Compression
She didn’t know it at the time, but his ability to make every athlete feel comfortable and supported became motivation in her own career goals.
Campus View
Kay Livesay
Campus View
Professor Kay Livesay
Emoji's Mean What?
Lee Bakner
Lee Bakner
Lee Bakner
Professor Lee Bakner
How can we better understand the contributing factors and behaviors to addiction?
Frederick Douglass Symposium
Image of Alexander Scholar Pedro Graterol
Frederick Douglass Symposium
Alexander Scholar - Pedro Graterol
"Ask questions! Don’t be afraid of being wrong because you are here to learn! There are people in the department always willing to listen and help."
Frederick Douglass Symposium
Image of Alexander Scholar Joe McDowell
Frederick Douglass Symposium
Alexander Scholar - Joe McDowell
"My favorite class has been international politics because it helped me use history and theory to understand current political issues."
Frederick Douglass Symposium
Image of Alexander Scholar Caitlin Meek
Frederick Douglass Symposium
Alexander Scholar - Caitlin Meek
"Get involved early! Going to Scholarship Competition Day and introducing myself early on has really helped me during my first semester at Linfield."
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
Pollack-Pelzner is completing a book on Shakespeare and the Victorian novel.
Int'l Students
Club Activites
Int'l Students
Messages from International Students
More than 40 different clubs offer cultural, athletic, academic, recreational or service-oriented activities for students.
Int'l Students
What I Learned group pic
Int'l Students
Messages from International Students
I learned something new at Linfield. I learned that you don't have to be smart in everything, just do your best.
Int'l Students
Lucy Zeya Chang
Int'l Students
Messages from International Students
Life After Linfield...
Friendship Family Programs
Friendship Family Programs
Friendship Family Programs
Messages from International Students
The friendship family program is fantastic
IPO Masthead pic
International Programs Office
IPO Masthead pic
Messages from International Students
I still remember the first day I came to the International Programs Office (IPO). The staff at IPO greeted me as if I am one of their closest long time friends.
IPO Masthead pic
Roommates
IPO Masthead pic
Messages from International Students
Making friends is easy in Linfield. We help out each other all the time.
T.J. Day Hall
Jennifer R. Madden
T.J. Day Hall
Carrying Out a Vision
“I want the School of Business at Linfield University to be the institution of choice for studying business,” she concluded. “I walked into that vision, and I am proud to carry that vision forward.”
academic quad in January morning light
Kenna portrait
academic quad in January morning light
Fighting For Equity
“It was humbling coming to college and seeing there are people that have it way worse than I do and if I can, in any capacity, help to make that better due to my own privilege, then why not?”
Natalie hosting She Shreds event at Linfield
Natalie and students on field trip
Natalie hosting She Shreds event at Linfield
Advocating for Native athletes
“I try to use my platform and my voice to spread awareness about issues. I think of myself as trying to be an advocate for Linfield athletes and native athletes.”
Elvia Graves at nursing campus
Elvia Graves portrait
Elvia Graves at nursing campus
Breaking Barriers
Overcoming language barriers in her education was another obstacle. Elvia is a first-generation college student with English as her second language. Born and raised speaking Spanish, she was 20 years old when she started to teach herself English.
trail in Forest Heights, Portland
Nurses checking in on the Portland campus
trail in Forest Heights, Portland
ASLU Portland Campus: 2020 student leadership
Meet the 2020-21 ASLU student leadership on the Portland campus.
stethoscopes
Ella Hillbery
stethoscopes
Meet Ella Hillberry
“After being sent home in early March, I realized the strong likelihood that Ketchikan would see little or no tourism this summer. I was lucky enough to renew my CNA license this spring knowing I may need to use it. In March I applied at my local hospital, and was officially hired in April as a CNA in the Long Term Care unit.”