Student Email Accounts
Printing in Student Labs/Library
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 Information 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 Ethernet Network Connections (except Legacy) along with Wireless Network access (also available 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 are 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 the 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, although most residence halls also have Ethernet connections. Linfield Students will connect to the wireless network Catnet_Student and will need to enter the appropriate password. Please click here to obtain the password - your current Catnet credentials will be required for this login page.
It is recommended that a personal student PC have all current Critical Microsoft Updates installed and a current Anti-Virus program with the latest Anti-Virus Updates before connecting to the Linfield Network. It is also recommended that students with Macintosh computers have all current Apple Software Updates installed. To make this process easier and faster, we recommend that you download and install these updates before you arrive on campus.
If you have problems with your computer, contact the ITS Support Desk (Mac Hall 106) at (503) 883-2553 or email@example.com. We may ask you to leave your your laptop (with power cord) or your desktop computer (we don't need the monitor, mouse, keyboard, or cables) with us for troubleshooting purposes. 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.
ITS provides numerous services for students. If you need our assistance, stop by Mac Hall - Room 106, call (503) 883-2553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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.