Academic and career advising at Linfield is a four-year plan. All students are assigned a faculty advisor, first in their Colloquium course, and later in the academic department that houses their major. However, they also have resources such as the Office of Academic Advising for general advising or the offices of Learning Support Services, Career Development and Student Health, Wellness & Counseling for more specific assistance.
In the first semester on campus, all new first-year and transfer students will be enrolled in a Colloquium course. This one-semester, one-credit course is designed to help students make a successful transition to Linfield. Through Colloquium, students will:
As part of the Colloquium course, all new students participate in Linfield’s Summer Common Read. All new students receive a copy of the book to read during the summer prior to enrollment. In the fall, students and faculty participate in campus-wide conversations about the book from a variety of academic perspectives.
The 2016 selection is The Circle by Dave Eggers.
Previous selections have included: