The Office of Admission welcomes prospective students and their families to campus throughout the summer. Even though most of our students and faculty are off campus enjoying their break, we hope to share as much as possible about the Linfield experience with you.
As you plan your visit to Linfield (and likely other colleges in the Pacific Northwest) we hope this information is helpful in making the most of your time. If you have any questions, you may contact us at 800-640-2287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are planning to visit from July 24-28, 2017, the Office of Admission invites you and your family to join us for Oregon Private College Week. Programs are offered twice daily from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. For more information and to register, please go to oregonprivatecolleges.com. All campus tours will be offered as part of the program.
What You Can Do During Your Visit
Scheduling your Visit
Our student-led campus tours depart at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The route is approximately 1.4 miles, lasts one hour, and features all main areas of campus (including academic and athletic facilities and a residence hall).
Admission Counselor Conversation
Before or after your campus tour, you are welcome to meet with one of our admission counselors to answer additional questions or to review the admission and financial aid process. Students and parents are encouraged to bring questions about particular programs of interest, or a copy of academic records (transcripts and test scores) if they wish to discuss any concerns about admission to Linfield. These visits are not considered "interviews" and are not required as part of the admission process. Meetings usually last 30 minutes. Please note: depending upon the number of visitors, you may be placed in a group presentation. If you have specific concerns to discuss (such as academic progress or special needs), please note that you would prefer some time to discuss your questions privately with a counselor. If it is necessary to place you in a group visit, please be assured that you will have an opportunity to talk privately with a counselor for a few minutes following the group session.
Faculty & Coach Meetings
As no classes are scheduled during the summer, faculty and coaches do not hold regular office and meeting hours. If you wish to talk with a faculty member from an academic department or a coach, we will try our best to fulfill the request. However, please understand if we are unable to schedule a meeting, we can provide contact information for you to follow up at a later date. We ask that you request your visit at least two weeks in advance so that we have more time to schedule these meetings.
For students transferring from a two- or four-year college or university, a meeting with our Transfer Coordinator can address questions regarding credit transfer, recommended courses and an academic plan before and after arriving at Linfield. Meetings typically last about 30 minutes. Students should plan to bring unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
During the summer we are unable to schedule class visits, lunch in our dining hall, on-campus overnight stays or sample music lessons.
The quintessential college town. A hidden gem. Oregon's favorite Main Street. A foodie town. McMinnville has been described many ways and we hope you'll have an opportunity to explore all that "Mac" (as the locals call it) has to offer.
After touring campus, head about one mile north to Third Street. McMinnville's historic downtown, Third Street is lined with independent shops and restaurants. Check out the McMinnville Downtown Association, or pick up a map and brochure in our office during your visit, to learn more about your options.
McMinnville also hosts a variety of events throughout the summer:
From May 30 to August 11, the Office of Admission is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The college is closed and no tours will be offered on:
Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day)
During the summer, the college hosts a number of events on campus. While tours will still operate, you can expect a bit more commotion on the following days:
May 27-29: Commencement Weekend
July 24-28: Oregon Private College Week
July 28-31: International Pinot Noir Celebration
August 19: Early Fall Arrivals, including athletes and pre-orientation programs
August 21: Eclipse - Oregon is expecting over one million visitors for this rare event and traffic is expected to be heavy due to Eclipse visitors in the area. If you plan to visit between August 18 and 22, please allow up to two hours to travel to campus. Additional travel information is available from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
August 25: Fall Orientation Begins
You are welcome to schedule your visit online.
All visitors requesting a campus tour during the pre-scheduled times (weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.) will be accommodated. For additional appointments (with faculty, coaches, other offices), we request up to two weeks advance notice to confirm. Confirmations will be sent via the preferred method selected on the Visit Request Form.
Questions regarding your visit? Need advice? Give us a call at 800-640-2287 or email email@example.com.
Tours depart from the Michelbook House, located at 450 SW Linfield Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.
If traveling from colleges north of Linfield, we recommend you allow the following time:
Newberg: 30 minutes
Forest Grove: 45 minutes
Portland: 1 hour, 30 minutes
If traveling from colleges south of Linfield, we recommend you allow the following time:
Monmouth: 40 minutes
Salem: 50 minutes
Corvallis: 1 hour
Eugene: 2 hours
Please note, due to ocean beach traffic in the summer, travel to McMinnville can take longer than expected (especially, on Thursday and Friday afternoons). We recommend planning for more than the traditional 90 minute travel time, or consider alternative routing.
Via I-5 south from Portland:
Via I-5 north from Salem: