Information Technology Services

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Linfield College Information Technology Services

Phone: 503-883-2553 Email:

On Campus: Mac Hall, Room 106 – Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Linfield College recognizes the need to provide a high quality-computing environment. All students’ residence hall rooms have Linfield Ethernet Network Connections (except Legacy) along with Wireless Network access (also available in most public areas of Linfield). We have two computer labs for general student use open 24 hrs/7 days a week, and a number of academic departments have computers available for student use.

Recommendations for a personal computer:

(These are examples and not specific computer configurations)

Microsoft Windows Windows 7 or Windows 8

*Intel i3 or AMD Phenom II 64 CPU (or newer)

*4GB RAM (or more)

*Optical drive, e.g., a Dual Layer DVD+/-R drive

*250GB hard drive (or larger)

*100BaseT Ethernet card

*Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013, or Open Office v3.4 (or newer)

*Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 approved Anti-virus program

Apple MAC

*Intel processor (or newer)

*4GB RAM (or more)

*Optical drive

*250GB hard drive (or larger)

*100BaseT Ethernet support

*OS X.10.6 (or newer)

*Microsoft Office 2011 or Open Office v3.4 (or newer)


Wireless: An 802.11b/g/n network interface card on your computer will allow you access to Linfield's wireless network. Please note that certain sections of the campus are not wireless ready!

To Connect to the Linfield College On-Campus Network:

To connect wirelessly to the Linfield network, students will connect to Catnet_Student and will need to enter the appropriate password.  Please click here to obtain the password - you will need your current Catnet credentials for the login page. It is recommended that all personal computers have all current critical Microsoft updates installed and a current Anti-Virus program with the latest Anti-Virus updates. ITS recommends and encourages you to download and install all Microsoft and Anti-Virus updates before you arrive on campus.

CatNet ID’s & Student Email Accounts

CATNet ID’s and Linfield CATNet Accounts (email) are used for a variety of purposes: registering for classes, registering your computer on the Linfield Network, corresponding with professors, etc. Students can setup a CATNet ID online before arriving on campus. If you need assistance creating your CATNet ID after arriving on campus go to the ITS Support Desk in Mac Hall Rm. 106 for assistance. Your email address will generally be your first initial followed by up to 9 letters of your last name followed by Please make note of the CATNet ID assigned to you and the password you create.

Linfield Students can use WebMail at to access the Linfield College email system.

Please take the time to review Information for New Students and their Parents – ( for additional information.

Links for additional information:

ITS Home Page –

Setup a CATNet Account-

Information about Wireless Access at Linfield -

ITS Student Support/Services for Students -

Support Options -