There are three ways to visit Linfield College:
1. An individual campus visit
To have a more in-depth and personalized visit of campus, we recommend scheduling a half-day, full-day or overnight stay. Your visit could include:
Guided campus tour (Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., on Saturdays September through May at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
Meet with an admission counselor (Monday through Friday, approximately 30 minutes)
Class visit (Monday through Friday, academic year)
Talk with a faculty member (Monday through Friday, academic year)
Meet with an athletic coach (Monday through Friday, academic year)
Lunch with a current student (Monday through Friday, academic year)
Overnight stay with a current student (High school seniors, Sunday through Thursday, academic year)
Meet with a financial aid counselor (Monday through Friday)
- Speak with other resources on campus, including Learning Support Services or Academic Advising (Monday through Friday)
- Request a sample music lesson with a music professor (Monday through Friday, academic year; students interested in our music program may have a one-on-one lesson if faculty are available during the visit time - currently available for voice, piano and trumpet.)
Guided Campus Tour
Our student-led tour takes visitors through the main academic quad, student center and past academic resources, and into the Health, Human Performance and Athletics building, Library and a residence hall. The tour lasts one hour and fifteen minutes. While the entire 193 acres of campus aren’t seen, you’ll get a good overview of the campus environment. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, and be mindful of our ever-changing Northwest weather.
Residence Hall Tour
Take a guided tour of various residence halls where freshman and sophomores typically live on campus. Take notes and photos to check out different features and amenities of each hall. These tours are typically offered each Friday in the spring.
Meet with an Admission Counselor
An informational visit with an admission counselor can help you answer other questions you may have about Linfield College, our application, admission and financial aid process and academic and international programs. It will also give our office the opportunity to get to know you better. Students are encouraged to bring questions (general about the college search process or specific about Linfield) and any academic records (transcript and board scores) or work samples they feel would be helpful to the discussion.
Class Visit and Faculty & Coach Meetings
Faculty members and coaches enjoy the opportunity to share their perspective about the power of Linfield and a small college. Prospective students are also welcome to sit in on a class to better understand what our academic programs are like and the teaching style they may encounter.
High school seniors are welcome to stay overnight with a student host during the academic year on Sunday through Thursday nights. As Linfield is a residential campus (nearly 80 percent of our students live on campus each year), staying overnight in a residence hall will provide a good idea of what to expect. Meals will be provided and there is no charge associated with an overnight visit.
Financial Aid Meeting
While our admission counselors can answer many questions about college costs, merit-based scholarships and the financial aid process, if you have a unique financial situation or specific questions, our helpful financial aid counselors are happy to meet with prospective students, and their families, to discuss how to make Linfield an affordable option.
Other resources to meet with
If you think a visit with one of our Learning Support Services staff members or wish to explore further the academic core-curriculum and advising structure, please let us know and we will work to include a visit with the appropriate person into your visit to campus.
2. Self-Guided Tour
If you’d prefer to explore Linfield on your own, or are short on time, stop by and pick up our tour materials at the Office of Admission. The guided tour route takes about an hour, or feel free to meander campus. Most academic buildings on campus are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For the safety and security of our students, all residence halls are locked at all times and many buildings are locked in the evenings and on weekends.
3. Admission Events
The Office of Admission sponsors four special on-campus programs that offer prospective students and their families the chance to learn a lot by packing much into one day. For additional information, see our upcoming events.