Student Email Accounts
Student Lab/Library Usage
Personal Computers – minimum requirements, recommendations and purchasing
Personal Computers - connecting to Linfield's Network
Wireless Networking at Linfield
These pages answer questions about technology requirements and services provided by the Integrated Technology Services Department at Linfield College. ITS is responsible for many aspects of computing and data communications for students, faculty, and staff.
Linfield College recognizes the need to provide students with a high quality computing environment. All student's residence hall rooms have Linfield Network Connections along with Wireless Network access in many public areas of the campus. We have two computer labs for general student use open 24 hrs/ 7 days a week, several stand - up computer stations around campus for e-mail, and a number of academic departments have computers available for student use.
Anytime you have a question that is not answered here, or you need more information, feel free to contact ITS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (503) 883-2553.
New Students must create a CATNet ID which will be used for their Linfield email. Students may apply online for CATNet ID/email. Your Student ID number or Social Security number and mother's maiden name is required to process the request. Your email address will generally be your first initial and up to 9 letters of your last name followed by @linfield.edu. Please make note of the CATNet ID assigned to you and password you generate.
Linfield Students use WebMail at https://mail.linfield.edu to access the Linfield College email system (current Linfield CATNet ID required).
Monochrome printers charge five cents ($.05) per sheet. Color printers charge twenty five cents ($.25) per sheet. All print charges will be charged to your student account.
Minimum Requirements, Recommendations and Purchasing
Linfield supports Macintosh and Windows platforms (See minimum Requirements and Recommendations) A personal computer is not necessary although many students find owning one helpful. The computers in the on-campus public labs meet the needs of a large number of students, especially during the first year. Having a printer is convenient though not necessary. All on-campus labs have printers available.
Connecting to the McMinnville Linfield Network
WiFi is the preferred way to connect to the Internet on campus. Please ensure that your computer is WiFi capable.
When students arrive on campus, those who have Windows operating systems will need to install Cisco Clean Access software (a network authentication and validation security system) and may need to change their network configuration before they are able to access the Linfield network. Students who bring Mac computers will only need to register on the Linfield network with their CATNet ID's. Personal student computers will be required to have all current Critical Microsoft Updates installed and a current Anti-Virus program with the latest Anti-Virus Updates before they will be allowed to connect to the Linfield Network. To make this process easier and faster, we recommended that you download and install all these updates before you arrive on campus. Cisco Clean Access recognizes many anti-virus programs, among them are McAfee**, Norton, AVG, Avast, and TrendMicro. Click here for a Complete AV List and scroll down to Clean Access AV Support Chart (Windows Vista / XP/ 2000)
**NOTE: McAfee anti-virus software is provided at no charge for McMinnville Linfield On Campus Student Residents Only once you arrive on campus. Click here for additional McAfee information.
If you have problems configuring your computer, contact the ITS Support Desk at ext. 2553 or email@example.com. Configuration is provided at no charge. Just drop off your laptop (with power cord) or your desktop CPU (we don't need the monitor, mouse, keyboard, or cables) at Mac Hall, room 106. There is generally a two to three day wait before completion. During extremely busy times of the year, such as the beginning of each semester, wait time can be up to ten business days.
Want to bring your computer in before Orientation? Call ITS Support at (503) 883-2553.
ITS provides numerous services for students. If you need our assistance, stop by Mac Hall - Room 106, call x2553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What ITS does
- Provide student with information to setup their personal computers (Windows/MAC) on the campus network.
- Fix faulty Ethernet jacks in all campus housing.
- Perform repairs on Macintosh computers still under warranty.
- Provide recommendations when service is not supported. (i.e. outside vendor contact)
- Phone support.
We do not:
- Repair computers or other hardware not mentioned above.
- Clean student machines if they become infected by viruses. Nor do we supply cleaning software in such cases.
- Setup computers for other local networks, (Verizon DSL, Attbi).
- Provide Operating Systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) or software (Microsoft Office, Adobe, etc.) for student use.
For repair of telephone or data lines in residence halls, or to report telephone problems, contact ITS Support Desk via e-mail at email@example.com.
- For additional information on how to set up and use a phone in the residence halls, go to ITS Help Desk - Phone Information
- Did you know you can access and retrieve messages from your Linfield Voice Mailbox via your personal Cell Phone? Here's how!
Anytime you have a question, a suggestion, or you need more information, feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (503) 883-2553.