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Living on Campus

A key component of the Linfield experience is provided through our Residence Life program. Linfield is a residential college, with over 75 percent of our students living on campus all four years. Freshman and sophomores are spread throughout 17 residence halls, while juniors and seniors gain more independence by living in on- and near-campus apartments. Housing is guaranteed for all first-year students, and all students are required to live in on-campus housing until they reach senior standing or the age of 21.

Residential Options

While we have the privilege of using historic buildings for student housing, all are updated and offer unique architectural features.

All residence halls include:

  • Card swipe access for outside doors
  • Individual keys for each room
  • Public call boxes
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Lounges with TV
  • Expanded basic cable
  • Kitchen (with shared appliances)
  • Recycling


Each room included:

  • Standard size or extra-long bed
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Expanded basic cable
  • Telephone service
  • Wired and/or wireless internet

Most of our residence halls are co-ed by floor without a theme; however, we do offer single gender residence halls. One substance free hall is also available to students interested in a community that focuses on positive choices regarding the well-being of the body, mind and spirit.

Leadership Opportunities

Living on campus is also one of the best ways to get involved on campus. Each residence hall sponsors activities each month, which can range from game nights and pizza parties to off-campus trips to Portland or the Oregon Coast.

Students can have a say in the type of activities their hall sponsors by getting involved in the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Each hall elects a council of residents to plan events, and represent their interests and needs to the Residence Hall Executive Council and the College.

Students who wish to extend their involvement further can apply to be a Resident Advisor (RA). RAs live in the residence halls and apartments with the duty of building and supporting safe living learning communities. Each residence hall has a number of RAs proportional to the number of residents.

Residence Life is supported by a professional staff consisting of the Director of Residence Life and four Area Directors (AD). ADs live in campus housing and, among other duties, help RAs coordinate programming in residence halls and act as a resource of all residents.

Suburb Apartments

Apartment-style housing is available to students once they reach junior credit standing or are at least 20 years old. All apartment buildings are co-ed, and each individual unit single gender. Units are primarily doubles, triples or quads, are partially furnished and connected to the Linfield network.