Step Three: Submit your housing preference form
We have a strong sense of community because nearly 80 percent of students live on campus. Become part of this welcoming community by reading through the Residence Life at Linfield (Linfield 102) brochure included in your acceptance packet. You can fill out the Housing Preference form online.
How we select your roommate:
The Residence Life staff makes room assignments based on the information you provide on the Housing Preference form. Every effort is made to match you with someone who appears to have similar interests, study habits and overall lifestyle. But a lot of that depends on how you fill out the form, so please take the time to fill out the survey accurately.
While you my room with someone you already know, we recommend living with someone you don’t know. Meeting new people is an important part of college life. If you decide you want to live with a friend, you must both request each other as roommates.
You will most likely be assigned a double room. Some residence halls offer multi-occupancy rooms including triples, quads and suites. Room rates vary according to the living situation. Information regarding housing costs and housing options are online and in the Residence Life at Linfield (Linfield 102) brochure.
Housing options for first year students
Fill out the Housing Preference form and submit it by the appropriate deadline:
May 1 (fall enrollment) or January 15 (spring enrollment)
Housing options for Transfer students
Fill out the Transfer Housing Preference form and submit it by the appropriate deadline:
June 15 (fall enrollment) or January 15 (spring enrollment)
Sophomores (less than two years of college course work completed): We’ll select a roommate and residence hall that we believe will be a good fit for you based on your preferences and experiences.
Juniors (two or more years of college work under your belt): You’re eligible to live in an on-campus apartment, which is a lot like living in any apartment, except it’s a much shorter walk to class.
Seniors (or those 21 and older): You’re welcome to live in an on-campus apartment or find off-campus housing. Students living in on-campus apartments are not required to be on the meal plan.
Living on campus is the best way to get involved in college life. That’s why we require all new students to live on campus and dine in Dillin Hall. The only exceptions are seniors, married students, students with children, those 21 years of age or older and those living with parents or legal guardians within 30 miles of the main campus in McMinnville. To be exempt from living on campus, students must submit an off-campus housing exemption form.
For students under the age of 17
If you’re under 17, you and your parent or guardian must schedule an appointment with the Director of Residence Life to discuss your housing options. If you’re unable to meet with the director in person, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 503.883.2278 to make other arrangements.
Q + A about your future home
What sort of technology is available?
All our residence halls and rooms have a wireless and a wired connection. Wired connections are linked to the Internet via a fast, T1 connection. In addition, there are multiple wireless hotspots through the buildings and around the campus itself. Landline phone with voicemail service as well as Comcast digital cable with On-Demand are also active in each room. To take advantage of these, you will need to bring your own television, landline telephone and personal computer. That’s it.
The Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) offers information for new students regarding computer recommendations and information about connecting to the Linfield network (CatNet).
What else will be in my room?
Each room is carpeted and furnished with standard-size twin beds, closets, dressers, desks and desk chairs. Depending on the room, you might share one large closet with your roommate, or you may each have one of your own. Each room also has a smoke alarm and venetian blinds. All residence halls have teleport phone jacks, Ethernet jacks and wireless Internet access.
Who will clean my room?
You will. To keep room rates reasonable and to maintain community health, residence are expected to keep their own rooms clean. You can check out a vacuum cleaner from your Resident Advisor (RA). The College Facilities Service Department employs a regular, full-time cleaning staff (as well as many student staff members), who take care of both regular maintenance and emergencies. The college custodial staff cleans all public and bath areas regularly.
Are there community activities in the residence halls?
Residence halls sponsor a variety of programs every month, including special dinners, dances and outings to the coast or Portland-area attractions. They also provide programs on topics like studying, test-taking skills, health care and time management. You’re encouraged to get involved in the various Residence Life leadership positions in each residence hall.
What sort of campus security is there?
The campus is patrolled 24 hours a day by the Linfield College Community Public Safety and Security Department. The staff can be contacted by telephone, email or in person (Cozine Hall). Blue light emergency phones that connect directly to the security team are located thoughout campus.
Students are provided with a key to their room and student identification cards will open all residence hall doors between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. You and your hallmates are the only ones with 24-hour access to your hall. Linfield policy requires students to carry their identification card with them at all times when on campus.
What is the meal plan like?
All new students living in a residence hall will be automatically assigned the standard meal plan. This plan includes nine all-you-care-to-eat meals per week and a declining-balance dollar amount. The all-you-care-to-eat meals include dinner every night and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. You will use your declining-balance dollar amount for all other meals (that way you only pay for what you eat). Find out more about the meal plan and our dining system.