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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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Five students crossing Abbey Road in England

Global engagement through studying abroad

Study Abroad

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

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Is Greek life for you?

Fraternity and 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.

36%

U.S. students of color

12

Countries represented

34%

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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Syncopated Ladies performing tap dance in Ice Auditorium

An art scene of unparalleled vibrancy

Arts and 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

The inside of Mary Bridge Children's Health Center
Mia Naccarato '24 outside of Mary Bridge Children's Health Center
The inside of Mary Bridge Children's Health Center
Unforgettable Experience
Mia Naccarato '24 was nominated by faculty for Linfield’s Presidential Impact Internship Program. It changed the course of her undergraduate studies.
Portrait of Ambassador Fridays
Portrait of Danny
Portrait of Ambassador Fridays
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Danny
"I have been interested in psychology since I was in high school and wanted to be a bit more involved in the department before I graduate so I am excited to be an ambassador this year!"
Portrait of Ambassador Fridays
Picture of Rosemary
Portrait of Ambassador Fridays
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Rosemary
"I genuinely think psychology has something in it for everyone, whether it is wanting to understand ourselves or others better. Plus, the history of psychology is truly fascinating!"
Portrait of Ambassador Friday
Picture of Rosalie Covey
Portrait of Ambassador Friday
Meet Psychology Student Ambassador Rosalie
"I love working with the psych department because there are so many opportunities to get involved."
the front entrance of Linfield's Nicholson Library
Student employee reorganizing the archives.
the front entrance of Linfield's Nicholson Library
Students Are Agents of Change
The Linfield archive and other programs on Linfield campuses present students with opportunities to change the world, or even a small piece of it, for the better throughout their time as a Wildcat.
Aerial picture of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Picture of Emma and Preslie
Aerial picture of Linfield's McMinnville campus
ASLU McMinnville Campus: 2022-23 Student Leadership
The Associated Students of Linfield University (ASLU) Cabinet is the executive branch and consists of two elected officers (president and vice president) and six officers. Meet the McMinnville ASLU team for 2022-23.
Linfield choir performance a benefit concert for Ukraine in Ice Auditorium
Anton Belov performing opera
Linfield choir performance a benefit concert for Ukraine in Ice Auditorium
Opera events share spotlight with music of Ukraine
“We are producing several winery events. We are producing special Ukraine concerts that feature music of Ukraine and we are producing a new opera,” said Director Anton Belov.
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
A photo of Janessa Yniguez
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
Seizing the Opportunity
With close relationships with professors, supportive teammates on and off the basketball court and a trip to the NCAA women's basketball championship tournament, rising senior Janessa Yniguez ’23 has made the most of every opportunity presented during her time at Linfield.  
dancers on the stage at the lu'au surrounded by Hawaiian floral decorations
portrait of Taetum
dancers on the stage at the lu'au surrounded by Hawaiian floral decorations
From Linfield Hoodie to Linfield Lu'au
First-year student Taetum Lynn Kalani '25 was more than ready to dance in Linfield University’s 49th Annual Lu'au and Ho'ike. You could say that it all began with her grandfather’s Linfield hooded sweatshirt.
Camas in full bloom in Cozine Creek
Visitors perusing the booths at the Camas Fest
Camas in full bloom in Cozine Creek
Linfield's Inaugural Camas Fest
One of those backyard ecosystems at Linfield sits on the north side of campus around Cozine Creek. Fleeger helped jumpstart a major restoration project there alongside the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council (GYWC). Linfield students and faculty members worked with the watershed council to begin removing invasive blackberry bushes.
the courtyard outside of Riley Hall in the spring
Lucy Kerr '24 sitting down outside of Starbucks, smiling
the courtyard outside of Riley Hall in the spring
A Helping Hand
For sophomore Lucy Kerr '24, helping others has always been the priority. The pre-nursing major came into Linfield as a first-generation student. She now lends a helping hand to those in the same position.
aerial view of campus looking to the valley over Pioneer Hall
Sabrina Heizenarder '25 posing for the camera.
aerial view of campus looking to the valley over Pioneer Hall
A Peaceful Journey
In addition to her undergraduate studies, Sabrina Heizenrader '25 quickly found a place in Linfield’s Learning Across Boundaries (LAB), where student-led initiatives aim to help the greater Linfield community. Her focus with LAB this year is on mental health.
Robert in a scene from Treasure Island
Robert Turner '24 as Long John Silver in Linfield Theatre Program's performance of Treasure Island
Robert in a scene from Treasure Island
Debuting on Linfield's Stage
"Treasure Island was certainly the most nervous I've been on-stage in a while," Robert Turner '24 said. "I hadn't acted in front of a live audience in two years."
The Flood family pictured together at Linfield's homecoming 2021 football game
Annie Flood '25 biting her gold medal
The Flood family pictured together at Linfield's homecoming 2021 football game
Making My Life Extraordinary
"When my parents finally made the decision, they knew amputation was the best choice for me and that the doctors were going to be right. However, there was one thing that the doctors were completely wrong about. I was going to be anything but ‘normal’, I was going to be extraordinary, and my family made sure of that."
the academic quad in winter at sunrise
Jane Samuels and Natalie Welch pictured with WildX student contributors, Keaton Wood, Madison Reimer and Andy Starkel at a 2021 Commencement ceremony.
the academic quad in winter at sunrise
Creating a Space for Difficult Conversations
"We wanted to create a space to process our thoughts and feelings. Not just for us – for the entire Linfield community."
a vibrant performance of dancers at Linfield's 2021 Hispanic Heritage Celebracion
group photo of students and Folklórico dancers at Linfield's 2021 Hispanic Heritage Celebracion
a vibrant performance of dancers at Linfield's 2021 Hispanic Heritage Celebracion
Honoring Latinx Culture
Linfield University Latinx Adelante (LULA) organizes the annual Hispanic Heritage Celebración at Linfield during Hispanic Heritage Month. It is a festival with live music, food from all over Latin America, activities for kids, and a variety of vendors showcasing different Latino-owned goods.
the top of Pioneer Hall through the oak trees
portrait of Karina Alcantara Guerrero '23
the top of Pioneer Hall through the oak trees
Dedication to Diversity
"As a first-generation student, there's going to be times where [you feel] like you don't belong in this space. But you have to remember that you deserve what you have because you have worked for it and you shouldn't doubt your ability." 
Sun shining through the trees in the academic quad
portrait of Ruby Trujillo '24 outside of Melrose Hall
Sun shining through the trees in the academic quad
Cultivating Community
As students explore the uncommon at Linfield University, sophomore Ruby Trujillo '24 values the personal growth she has found through the growing diversity on campus.
Ambassador Fridays graphic with a cup of coffee
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."
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."
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. 
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
the front entrance of Linfield's Nicholson Library
Student employee reorganizing the archives.
the front entrance of Linfield's Nicholson Library
Students Are Agents of Change
The Linfield archive and other programs on Linfield campuses present students with opportunities to change the world, or even a small piece of it, for the better throughout their time as a Wildcat.
Aerial picture of Linfield's McMinnville campus
Picture of Emma and Preslie
Aerial picture of Linfield's McMinnville campus
ASLU McMinnville Campus: 2022-23 Student Leadership
The Associated Students of Linfield University (ASLU) Cabinet is the executive branch and consists of two elected officers (president and vice president) and six officers. Meet the McMinnville ASLU team for 2022-23.
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
A photo of Janessa Yniguez
Janessa at the NCAA Men's March Madness
Seizing the Opportunity
With close relationships with professors, supportive teammates on and off the basketball court and a trip to the NCAA women's basketball championship tournament, rising senior Janessa Yniguez ’23 has made the most of every opportunity presented during her time at Linfield.  
The Flood family pictured together at Linfield's homecoming 2021 football game
Annie Flood '25 biting her gold medal
The Flood family pictured together at Linfield's homecoming 2021 football game
Making My Life Extraordinary
"When my parents finally made the decision, they knew amputation was the best choice for me and that the doctors were going to be right. However, there was one thing that the doctors were completely wrong about. I was going to be anything but ‘normal’, I was going to be extraordinary, and my family made sure of that."
Linfield students studying the vineyards of Crawford Beck in Amity, OR
Evan Kern '23 opening a bottle of wine during a wine tasting
Linfield students studying the vineyards of Crawford Beck in Amity, OR
Harvesting a New Passion
"Honestly, it just came out of nowhere," said Evan Kern '23. "Not a lot of schools in the country have a wine studies program. It's really cool that Linfield students have the opportunity to study wine right in the center of one of the premier wine regions in the world."
Isabella Dixon '25 stocking the shelves in Linfield's student food pantry
Isabella holding a box of spaghetti available for students in the food pantry
Isabella Dixon '25 stocking the shelves in Linfield's student food pantry
Unperishable Service
To avoid stigma, the Linfield food pantry gives students 24/7, ID-card access to supplemental food so that no student goes hungry. As coordinator, Isabella Dixon '25 manages the stock and resupplies the shelves.
a light post with a Linfield University School of Business banner on the McMinnville campus in the fall
Dean Jennifer Madden instructs the MS in business class
a light post with a Linfield University School of Business banner on the McMinnville campus in the fall
Meet the Inaugural Class of Linfield's Master of Science in Business
The carefully crafted Master of Science in business is a one-year program with two tracks - design innovation and sport leadership - designed for anyone wanting to pursue roles in leadership, regardless of undergraduate studies. We are pleased to introduce our first cohort of students!
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," Dean Jennifer Madden says. "I walked into that vision, and I am proud to carry that vision forward."
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.
Entrance to the School of Nursing on Linfield's Portland campus
Group photo of the incoming nursing class of 2022-23
Entrance to the School of Nursing on Linfield's Portland campus
ASLU Portland Campus: 2022-23 Student Leadership
The Associated Students of Linfield University Portland Campus (ASLU-PC) student government represents all Portland campus School of Nursing students. Meet the ASLU-PC team for 2022-23.
the courtyard outside of Riley Hall in the spring
Lucy Kerr '24 sitting down outside of Starbucks, smiling
the courtyard outside of Riley Hall in the spring
A Helping Hand
For sophomore Lucy Kerr '24, helping others has always been the priority. The pre-nursing major came into Linfield as a first-generation student. She now lends a helping hand to those in the same position.
Aerial view of Linfield's Portland campus
Alexie Joi in her nursing scrubs, face mask and stethoscope around her neck
Aerial view of Linfield's Portland campus
A Work of Heart
“I wanted to go into a profession where I can truly be myself and showcase my passion for wanting to help others.”
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.”
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.