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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

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Portrait of Dana Wanamaker '22
Ambassador Fridays graphic with a cup of coffee
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Dana
"My interest in psychology initially began in high school with a fascination with how the mind works. Since then, I have also developed a passion for the importance of providing reliable mental health resources, especially to kids."
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Portrait of Stacey Shardy
Ambassador Fridays graphic with a cup of coffee
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Stacey
"Since coming to Linfield, my passion for psychology has only continued to grow. I have taken a wide array of courses offered and have even become the co-president of Psychology Club."
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Portrait of Maya Pillon
Ambassador Fridays graphic with a cup of coffee
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Maya
"I chose to attend Linfield because I loved the small campus feel and the ability to interact and build relationships with your professors."
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Portrait of Sofia Nelson
Ambassador Fridays graphic with a cup of coffee
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Sofia
"I have loved getting involved on campus, both within the psychology department and campus as a whole."
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Portrait of Katie Russell
Ambassador Fridays graphic with a cup of coffee
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Katie
"The best part about research is getting to work so closely with the professors and learning the hands-on application of the things you learn in class."
tradition of the acorn return at grad finale
Kendall Harrison '21
tradition of the acorn return at grad finale
Leaving With No Regrets
“I think it would be a shame not to be involved as much in your community or being a part of something bigger than yourself,” Kendall says. “By being involved you just meet so many amazing people and contribute to something bigger than yourself. I hope I'll be able to do that wherever life takes me.”
Ford Hall, Linfield's theatre
Linfield Theatre Podcast Productions graphic
Ford Hall, Linfield's theatre
Seamless Storytelling
At a young age, Caroline Calvano harnessed her love of storytelling. "Thanks to Linfield, I have definitely gained so much knowledge about the ins and outs of what it's like being a professional writer."
Ronan standing portrait style
Ronan jumping over a hurdle
Ronan standing portrait style
Always On the Go
Even when he’s not actively competing in soccer or track, Linfeld’s Ronan Krutzikowsky spends his free time working to become a better all-around athlete.
Alexandra's decorated mortar board at graduation
Alexandra Feller '21
Alexandra's decorated mortar board at graduation
Leading a Team of Storytellers
“The Linfield Review WAS my college experience. It is so dear to my heart and has been super crucial for me in my journey as a journalism and media studies major.”
Latinx seniors 2021 group photo
Antonio Peña Anaya '21
Latinx seniors 2021 group photo
Honoring Linfield's Latinx Graduates
"And, most importantly I want to say thank you to our parents and families who sacrificed everything for us to be here today. This is as much their diploma as it is ours; we are their American Dream come true."
senior bench art for the class of 2021
close-up of the senior bench art for the class of 2021
senior bench art for the class of 2021
A Sign of Resilience
As they embark on their next journey, the class of 2021 leaves behind a legacy that truly encapsulates the Linfield experience: uncommon.
flame thrower at Linfield's 48th Annual Lu'au and Ho'ike
Linfield's Hui O Lōkahi Club
flame thrower at Linfield's 48th Annual Lu'au and Ho'ike
Linfield's 48th Annual Lu'au and Ho'ike
Each performance was a beautiful celebration of culture, community and art under the theme of No Ka Lāhui, which means “for the nation.” This phrase grew out of a movement to protect sacred Hawaiian land from desecration. 
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Caroline Hall's art installation
Linfield University Miller Fine Arts Center
Creating Community
For many during the pandemic, art has been a consistent way to pass the time. For three Linfield University seniors, visual and sculptural art has been a part of their life for as long as they can remember.
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Kendall Harrison '21 and Nathaly Sanchez '21 in Linfield's podcast studio
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NPR Podcasting Honors
Nathaly Sanchez '21 and Kendall Harrison '21 received honorable mentions in the NPR Podcast Challenge on April 6, putting them in the top 25 winning podcasts from college students across the country. Linfield is one of only two schools that had multiple students in the top 25.
Jillian Quiett '23
Jillian and her mini Lionhead Rabbit Emery
Jillian Quiett '23
Comforting Companions
Living with a pet can come with many benefits in everyday life, like encouraging exercise, socialization and reducing the likelihood of stress and anxiety.
Natalie's wine label art work
Nathaly Sanchez '21
Natalie's wine label art work
Capturing a Feeling
“As a senior, I could not have pictured myself leaving Linfield University with an accomplishment like this,” Nathaly said. “I know it will serve its purpose well, and on account of that, I feel grateful and proud.”
Linfield’s Hui O Lōkahi Club rehearsal for the 2021 lu'au
students rehearsing for the 2021 lu'au
Linfield’s Hui O Lōkahi Club rehearsal for the 2021 lu'au
Carrying On With Tradition
The Hui O Lōkahi Club’s (formerly Hawai’i Club) lu'au has been a longstanding tradition here at Linfield. Unlike last year, COVID-19 won't stop them from putting on a great show this spring, thanks to adaptive event planning and safety protocols.
Linfield's McMinnville campus in spring bloom
Mara Youngren-Brown '21 speaking at Linfield's first LAB Summit
Linfield's McMinnville campus in spring bloom
Closing the door on Linfield's inaugural LAB summit
The theme of the entire summit focused on one student-generated question that was established at the beginning of 2020’s fall semester: “How can we (students, faculty, staff at Linfield) help to address complex social problems and global crises?”
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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
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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!"
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Mara Youngren-Brown '21
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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.”
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!"
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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 in a group hug with her student athletes
Alana Nuttman coaching
Alana Nuttman in a group hug with her student athletes
Compassion and Compression
Her desire to help people and passion for sports aligned perfectly when Alana Nuttman decided to major in athletic training her freshman year at Linfield.
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 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."
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Student Delanie Strauss
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There's a Lot to Explore
Traveling is an opportunity to see new places, experience different cultures and broaden your personal attributes. One of the unique opportunities offered in higher education is the opportunity to study abroad. Students have the privilege of immersing themselves in a foreign environment, furthering their education and development.
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
New Linfield faculty members fall 2019
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
Meet Linfield's newest faculty members
A roller derby announcer. A podcast host. An artist. Linfield’s newest professors are brilliant and an interesting group.
Linfield University Pioneer hall
Joe Stuart ’19, calls play-by-play in a men’s basketball game for the Linfield Sports Network
Linfield University Pioneer hall
More than a paycheck
For college students, a little disposable income from an on-campus job for the occasional lunch away from the dining hall or online spending spree is nice. But for some, on-campus employment opportunities are far more valuable than the monthly paychecks.
tradition of the acorn return at grad finale
Kendall Harrison '21
tradition of the acorn return at grad finale
Leaving With No Regrets
“I think it would be a shame not to be involved as much in your community or being a part of something bigger than yourself,” Kendall says. “By being involved you just meet so many amazing people and contribute to something bigger than yourself. I hope I'll be able to do that wherever life takes me.”
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Kendall Harrison '21 and Nathaly Sanchez '21 in Linfield's podcast studio
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NPR Podcasting Honors
Nathaly Sanchez '21 and Kendall Harrison '21 received honorable mentions in the NPR Podcast Challenge on April 6, putting them in the top 25 winning podcasts from college students across the country. Linfield is one of only two schools that had multiple students in the top 25.
Cami playing basketball
Cami posed with a basketball on her shoulders
Cami playing basketball
I'm Here For A Reason
Serious knee injuries have derailed Cami Reuter’s once-promising career, but the senior guard remains committed to fostering development of the Linfield women’s basketball program.
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.”
2020 She Shreds event in Ice Auditorium
Professional cyclist Claire Buchar
2020 She Shreds event in Ice Auditorium
She Shreds
Being an action sport athlete means embracing an identity that is not mainstream. It means being a part of a culture that is authentic, even if it’s not always the most welcoming to women or people of color.
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Student Delanie Strauss
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There's a Lot to Explore
Traveling is an opportunity to see new places, experience different cultures and broaden your personal attributes. One of the unique opportunities offered in higher education is the opportunity to study abroad. Students have the privilege of immersing themselves in a foreign environment, furthering their education and development.
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
New Linfield faculty members fall 2019
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
Meet Linfield's newest faculty members
A roller derby announcer. A podcast host. An artist. Linfield’s newest professors are brilliant and an interesting group.
Linfield University Pioneer hall
Joe Stuart ’19, calls play-by-play in a men’s basketball game for the Linfield Sports Network
Linfield University Pioneer hall
More than a paycheck
For college students, a little disposable income from an on-campus job for the occasional lunch away from the dining hall or online spending spree is nice. But for some, on-campus employment opportunities are far more valuable than the monthly paychecks.
Kamryn hitting the softball
Kamryn in her graduation cap and gown
Kamryn hitting the softball
Succeeding On and Off the Field
With hard work and a drive to succeed, Kamryn Apling '22 is paving the way for student-athletes with a passion for nursing.
Portland campus
Ashwin Patankar '21
Portland campus
Growing New Roots
“I wanted to do something where my job satisfaction comes from the actual work. I feel like with a lot of jobs, you do them to get a certain result and it can feel like ‘Oh, I did a great job’ or ‘The past week was a waste of time.’ In nursing, the job satisfaction lies within the things you do for people.”
Leo Pham Portrait
Leo Pham outside of the Portland nursing campus
Leo Pham Portrait
Challenging the Uncommon
“We need to break the stigma that the nursing pathway is only for women and men should become doctors. At this age, that is not always the case anymore. Choose your passion and follow it! You can be whoever you want.” 
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.
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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.”
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
New Linfield faculty members fall 2019
Aerial view of McMinnville campus
Meet Linfield's newest faculty members
A roller derby announcer. A podcast host. An artist. Linfield’s newest professors are brilliant and an interesting group.