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Morgan: Finals Week

Here at Linfield, Finals Week is quickly approaching! Next Wednesday, May 21st will be the last day of classes. Then Thursday is Reading Day. Reading Day is a day where all students get a day off of classes to study and prepare for their finals. Then on Friday, finals begin.

Your final time is dependent on what time your class is. For example, a class that meets every Monday, Wednesday from 9:30-10:45, that final would take place Tuesday, May 27th @ 9am. To get a better idea of how this works, click here to see the full finals schedule.

Finals week lasts from Friday, May 23rd-Thursday, May 29th.

It is CRAZY how fast this year has flown by! I can’t believe I am already almost a junior in college! If you think high school goes by fast, just wait until you get to college, it goes by even faster. So when you do get to college, be sure to enjoy every second of it because these four years are some of the best years of your life












Hope to see you soon!


Dana: Staying in McMinnville, or going home for summer?

Hello everyone!

Many students around this time are trying to figure out what they want to do with their summer vacation. While my American Politics professor argues we should have year round school, we also discussed reasons why we do not, therefore have this huge break to either go back home to bug our parents, hopefully get set up with a sweet job that will only hire you for three months, or stay on campus and work for the school. Linfield actually has quite a few good options in regards to staying on campus for the summer. If you work for the school, you get housing paid for, which is very sought after, and convenient. I see more and more of my friends deciding to do this, as we get older, because a) it’s (usually) full time work, but just for the summer. It could be from your work study job you do in the school year, or you can apply to additional summer positions. We have work through Facilities, which you do deep cleaning, landscape upkeep, and all things of that nature. I had a friend do this last year, and she said she enjoyed the camaraderie of the other students she worked with. You can also have a job through the Dillon dining services, where you help with catering events on campus, or catering for camps that come stay on our campus.

One of my other good friends, just got an internship that works with local wineries in the Yamhill county area, where will be a combination of classroom learning, harvesting grapes, and learning chemistry behind the wining industry. It lines her up for some great networking and job opportunities for her future, and I am very excited for her!

With a week and half left of classes, the end is near!! I am taking a mini trip to California this weekend to see my sister graduate college from Humboldt State University. I will get to see my parents, both my sisters and my grandma. It will be so nice to be with family, while trying to shove in as much studying as possible. My sisters and I spread across all of the west coast, with my oldest living in Santa Barbara, CA, my middle sister in Arcata, CA up north, and me! In Oregon! I am excited because Amy is moving to Eugene next Fall, so we will be much closer, and I cannot wait to take weekend trips to see her. College is a lot about becoming independent of your family, but it also makes you recognize what all they have done for you, and how much you appreciate your parents endless support!

Have you made your college decision yet? If so, that is so exciting! It’s a huge step, and it’s a fun one!


Until next time,


Dana :)

Kevin: Colloquium Peer Advisor!

One of the fantastic programs we have for first year students here at Linfield is called Freshman Colloquium. This is a part of our orientation and integration program for first-year students here at Linfield. For many, the transition to college can be quite challenging, and here at Linfield we do our best to minimize those challenges by helping students to find their place here from before they even set foot on campus. I am excited to announce that I will be a colloquium Peer Advisor with Dr. Liz Atkinson in the Chemistry Department this fall. Together we will lead a Colloquium group of about 12-15 students. Our job includes advising for class registration, answering logistical questions before students arrive on campus at the end of the summer, leading students during the Orientation activities, and teaching the Colloquium class during the fall. We’ll discuss subjects including creating a tentative four year plan for a student’s time here at Linfield, resources to take advantage of as a Linfield student, and strategies for being successful in college. Colloquium was a huge help to me as a freshman as I was really able to get acclimated to college rather quickly and the success was soon to follow. So to all the high school seniors who have committed to Linfield: keep your eyes peeled for your Advising and Orientation packet that will be coming in the mail really soon. Who knows, I may even be your Peer Advisor!

Til next time,


Professor Liz Atkinson and I will lead a group of students in an advising class called Freshman Colloquium

Professor Liz Atkinson and I will lead a group of students in an advising class called Freshman Colloquium.

Dana: Weekend Family Fun, Lu’au, and upcoming exams

Hello again!

It’s already May, and I’m not sure how, but everyone else seems to be on the same page as me in disbelief. I have a few very close friends graduating this year, so I am starting my goodbye letters, and graduation presents now.  This year I will be able to attend graduation, as my RA contract does not end until the Monday after school gets out. I will be going to a few graduation celebrations as well, so it will be a sad/happy time.

These next couple weeks are a little crazy for me, as my classes are shoving in one last exam before finals, as well as desperately trying to memorize a decently long script for my acting class. I had my American Politics midterm this afternoon, and I am glad that is over with. I think it went well.

Last weekend was Mom’s weekend and while my mom didn’t come up, my good friend’s mom and sister came up, so it was great spending a bit of time with them, as well as attending the Lu’au with them!! The Lu’au was a fantastic experience, with so much talent expressed. It was wonderful to see the Hawaiian culture within the dances, and FOUR of my residents on my floor were in some of the dances! :) Also, three of my Co-Ras were in many of the dances as well as MC’ed the show. Check out the electronic version of our Linfield Review to see some picture from the event.

This weekend my hall is going to Vineyard Heights Care home in McMinnville, for a fun Saturday morning of Bingo with the residents and just visit time. I have two friends there, that I can’t wait to surprise and see! One just turned 99! Service is a big part of Linfield’s campus, and each event I’ve been apart of has encouraged me to look at the world a different way, or be inspired to do more service like this event this Saturday! Our Previous MLK Jr Service Day I went to Vineyard Heights, and I can’t wait to be back!

Also, this Thursday is Linfield’s ZUMBATHON! It’s neon themed so get ready to be blinded. It’s going to be a massive party in the gym, with lots of dancing and fun happening.


What are your May plans?

Kiera: It’s Almost Over

I hope y’a’ll had a great weekend!!  I went home and I got to meet my cat’s 3, one week old, kittens.  It was a lot of fun and I also received a card from a former teacher of mine in New Zealand.  I don’t usually get a lot of homework done when I go home, but I managed to this weekend.  Thank goodness!!

There are only 2 1/2 weeks of classes left before finals.  The pressure is on and more and more students are staying up later and later.  Effective study habits and good time management skills really really pay off during this time of year especially.  I actually seem to be getting on my assignments, I don’t know how, but I am, which makes upcoming finals slightly less daunting!  However, getting sleep is very important for learning!!  And having energy to study.

This also means that Wildstock is coming soon.  Wildstock is a large concert held on one of our IM fields where students can enjoy music, eat food, and play games.  It is super fun and a great way to relax with friends just before going into finals week!!

Good luck with all of your upcoming presentations and exams!!