9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Early Arrival for Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, and Cheerleading – Check-in will begin in Riley Campus Center. You need to check-in here before going to your residence hall. Review your letter from your coach or program director for more details.
3:30 p.m. Welcome Session for Early Arrivals – Melrose Hall - Linfield College staff will welcome new students and parents/family in Ice Auditorium.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Early Arrival for Football – Check-in will begin in Riley Campus Center. You need to check-in here before going to your residence hall. Review your letter from your coach for more details.
2 p.m. Welcome Session for Early Arrivals – Melrose Hall - Linfield College staff will welcome new students and parents/family in Ice Auditorium.
Please note: For students moving into residence halls there is no meal service today. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Check-in at Fred Meyer Lounge* – Riley Campus Center - This is the first and most important stop of the process so make this the first place you go as you begin your move-in. Here you will pick up your Student ID card and other information appropriate to the start of the school year. To make the process go smoothly please make sure you have uploaded a photo so we can create your ID Card before you arrive.
*Students not living on campus are invited to check-in and attend the day’s events. Check-in will also be available on Friday from 8-9 a.m.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. After Check-in, Residence Hall Move-In - If you will live in a residence hall or campus apartment you can go to your assigned hall and move in. Members of Linfield’s Greek organizations will be on hand to assist you.
3-5 p.m. Reception and Solution Stations - This optional reception is a chance for you and your family to enjoy light refreshments and meet representatives from a variety of administrative offices, who will be on hand to answer questions. Location will be announced during check-in.
7:30 p.m. Cat Camp - Football Stadium - Join us for an evening of learning about Linfield College, our traditions, and quirks. Students and parents are welcome. Wear your Wildcat gear!
Please note: All events from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. are for you and all guests who have joined you, unless otherwise noted.
7-9 a.m. Breakfast for Students on the Meal Plan – Dillin Hall - If you are on the meal plan, this is your first scheduled meal. Please bring your ID card to this (and all) meals. Parents and family are welcome to join you and pay on a cash basis.
8-9 a.m. Check-in at Walker – Walker Courtyard - This is the first and most important stop of the process so make this the first place you go as you begin your move-in. Here you will pick up your Student ID card and other information appropriate to the start of the school year. To make the process go smoothly please make sure you have uploaded a photo so we can create your ID Card before you arrive.
8-11 a.m. Information Station – Walker Courtyard - Have a question or need directions? Look for the information table in the courtyard between Walker Hall and Dillin Hall (the dining commons).
9-10:30 a.m. First Meeting of Connections – Riley 201 - You and your parents will meet with the Faculty Fellow supporting academic advising, the Transfer Coordinator, and your peer mentors to learn about Connections. (Please bring your Transfer Transitions and Academic Advising guide and any other advising materials.)
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. New Student Convocation and Welcome to Linfield – Physical Education Building, Wilson Gym - This event is the traditional opening ceremony celebrating the new academic year. Join faculty, staff and current students during this event that marks your transition to the Linfield community. Family is encouraged to attend.
12:30-2 p.m. Lunch – Dillin Hall - You and all your family and other guests are welcome to enjoy a complimentary lunch. Your ID card will allow you entry and tickets for your guests will be available when you check in on Thursday or Friday.
2-5 p.m. Fall Connections Meeting (Students) – Riley 201 - Topics include: transferability of credit, using your program evaluation in WebAdvisor, uploading documents to TaskStream and much more. There will be a 30-minute break at 3:30 p.m. for students to say goodbye to family and friends. International students must attend the International Student Orientation at 4:30 p.m.
2-3:30 p.m. Being a Great College Parent (Family) – Physical Education Building, Wilson Gym - This information session for parents and others who have joined you will include remarks by Linfield College staff and a chance for parents to ask questions.
3:30-4 p.m. Good-byes – Meet at your residence hall - It’s time for a last get-together with family and friends. Commuter students can meet at the fountain between Riley Campus Center and Walker Hall. Now is a good time to say good-bye – at least for a while.
4 p.m. Class Picture - Commencement Green by Melrose Hall - We are starting a new tradition! Join all of your classmates for a group photo in the shape of the Linfield “L”. Don’t miss out on being part of our first class picture!
4:30-6 p.m. International Student Orientation – Jonasson Hall in Melrose Hall - A special orientation session for international students from other countries. This mandatory session will cover immigration, safety, strategies for academic success, and other important information.
6:15-8 p.m. Outdoor Dinner with Fall Connections Group - Dinner will be served in Dillin and carried to the Academic Quad. You will separate from the first-year student groups, so keep your eye out for your Fall Connections mentors. All students will have a chance to participate in some get-acquainted activities.
8 p.m. Student Life Meeting – Meet in Wilson Gym - All new students will attend this meeting. Following this meeting, students living on campus in residence halls or apartments will have other organized activities.
8-10 a.m. Light snack for those taking placement tests - If you are taking a placement test and want a snack prior to your test (highly recommended), please stop by the first floor lobby of Walker Hall for a muffin, fruit and juice. Once the dining hall opens at 10 a.m., this station will not be available.
9-11 a.m. Language Placement Exams - The details of placement exams will be discussed at the Friday afternoon Connections meeting. Exam locations:
French: Walker 302
German: Walker 301
Japanese: Walker 304
Spanish: Ice Auditorium
9-11 a.m. Information Sessions and Open Houses - The academic and personal support services available at Linfield include tutoring, career development, academic advising, health care, counseling, and wellness. A variety of information sessions and open office hours will be available to you. A detailed schedule will be provided during check-in.
9 a.m. English Language and Culture Program Written and Oral Assessment – Melrose 210 - An assessment of your written and oral proficiency in English will be conducted if English is not your first language.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dining Hall open for students on the meal plan – Dillin Hall For weekend meals, the dining hall is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the meal plan you are required to use the first semester allows you unlimited access to Dillin Hall and the food services (retail items and to-go items excluded from the unlimited service). You may come and go as you please during the weekend hours.
3-5 p.m. McMinnville Downtown - The McMinnville Downtown Association invites you to spend time in the heart of McMinnville. Special coupons will be available to use in all Association membership locations, and transportation will be available (but it’s a short walk so don’t use the shuttle!).
3-4 p.m. Pre-nursing information session – Graf 101 - Students interested in studying nursing at Linfield should attend this session.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Music Department Reception – Vivian A. Bull Music Center - Please join the music faculty in our beautiful Delkin Recital Hall to learn about the many opportunities to participate in music at Linfield College. Learn about various ensembles, and about taking applied lessons in piano, voice and many other instruments. Tour the music building and learn about all the opportunities at Linfield to study music. Students planning to pursue a music major or minor can ask questions about music theory placement and the course of study.
5 p.m. Dinner Meal Service Begins – Dillin Hall
8 p.m. Headphone Disco - Headphone Disco is the silent party phenomenon that’s been rocking colleges, festivals and clubland from the UK to Uganda for the past five years. Surreal, insanely popular and completely unforgettable – the show and the Headphone Disco brand is one of the most talked-about and sought-after acts in the entertainment scene.
9 a.m. Optional Worship Service – Oak Grove near Melrose Hall - You are invited to join the Chaplain’s Team for a time of worship.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. – Dillin Hall open
2 p.m. Information Sessions – Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall - Here's your chance to find out about the range of activities available at Linfield.
2-2:30 p.m. Study Abroad - Learn about international semester-long study opportunities, and about the exciting and varied January Term programs.
2:40-3:10 p.m. Work Study and Other Employment - Find out about on-campus and off-campus jobs, and tips on gaining meaningful employment while at Linfield.
3:20-3:50 p.m. – Study Abroad session repeats.
4-4:30 p.m. – Work Study and Other Employment session repeats.
4-5 p.m. Student Involvement Fair – IM Field Open Space - Linfield has a wide variety of clubs and organizations – academic, service, spiritual, and social organizations are available. Some clubs are sponsored by the Associated Students of Linfield College. Representatives from Greek organizations, club sports, intramurals, Residence Life leadership, and other programs will all be available to share information with you.
5 p.m. Dinner Meal Service Begins – Dillin Hall
6:45 p.m. Meet in front of Memorial Fountain on the lawn between Dillin Hall and the athletic complex.
7 p.m. “Welcome to the Time of Your Life” – Wilson Gym - Dr. Will Keim will challenge you to become actively involved in your education in and out of the classroom. Dr. Keim is a frequent visitor to Linfield. “I want to inspire students,” says Dr. Keim, “to start their campus careers with enthusiasm and armed with the tools for success.”
9 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings
9 p.m. Comedian – Ice Auditorium - The Associated Students of Linfield College (ASLC) includes the Linfield Activities Board (LAB). LAB brings a variety of events and activities to the college for students to enjoy. Come see the comedian that LAB will schedule for this event in the Ice Auditorium of Melrose Hall.
3:30-5 p.m. DIVE Fair, Walker Hall Patio, Discover Internships, Volunteering and Employment - Join representatives from McMinnville area schools, non-profits and businesses to learn more about opportunities to get involved in the local community. Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Development and the Office of Community Engagement and Service.
9 p.m. Professional Cat Cab, Fred Meyer Lounge - Join us for the first Cat Cab of the year. Every week the Linfield Activities Board (LAB) holds a concert in the Fred Meyer Lounge of Riley Campus Center. Some weeks, we bring in a professional group of musicians and other weeks it is your fellow students performing on stage.
The Fall Connections program continues into the semester. While all meetings during Transfer Transitions weekend will be held in Riley 201, Fall Connections meetings during the semester will be held in T.J. Day 102. Participation is mandatory unless indicated. Full participation (including attendance at the meetings on August 23) will earn you an earlier registration time for Spring 2014 classes. Details regarding early registration will be discussed in Fall Connections meetings.
Fall Connections meetings during the Fall semester
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
If you have any questions about the orientation program please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.