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Spring Commencement

Driving & Parking Directions for Spring Commencement

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Linfield is located in the mid-Willamette Valley on Highway 99W in McMinnville, Oregon. McMinnville lies approximately one hour southwest of downtown Portland and 30 minutes northwest of Salem, Oregon.

From Portland to Linfield College:

  • Take I-5 South to the Tualatin/Sherwood exit (#289).
  • Turn right (west) onto Nyberg Road, which becomes the Tualatin/Sherwood Road.
  • *Proceed through the community of Tualatin until you reach Sherwood (5 miles).
  • In Sherwood, immediately past the Albertson’s shopping complex, take a left (south) onto Hwy 99W.
  • Stay on Hwy 99W for about 22 miles through the communities of Newberg, Dundee and Lafayette.  You will enter McMinnville at the northeast end of town.
  • Stay on Hwy 99W (Baker Street) through McMinnville and in about three miles you will see the Linfield campus on your left.
  • Pass the main campus entrance at Fellows street (7-11 on the right) and go to the next traffic light (Linfield Avenue.)
  • Turn left on Linfield Avenue and proceed to Lever Street.
  • Turn right on Lever Street, and drive past the athletic facilities on your left and residence halls on your right until you come to a stop sign.
  • Go straight  at the intersection with the stop sign and take the first right
  • From the parking area there will be a Linfield shuttle van providing transportation to the Commencement Green.  If you choose to walk from the parking area, it will take you about five minutes.

From Portland International Airport and Interstate 84 to Linfield College:

  • Take I-205 South to the I-5 Northbound interchange (24 miles).
  • Go north on I-5, staying in the right lane.
  • Take the first available exit, the Tualatin-Sherwood exit (#289).
  • Make a left turn at the light onto Nyberg Road heading west.  Nyberg becomes the Tualatin/Sherwood Road. 
  • Continue according to the directions above starting with the third point *.

From Salem and Interstate 5 to Linfield College:

  • From I-5 take the North Santiam Hwy exit (#253) and go west into Salem.
  • Follow signs for Highway 22, through downtown Salem, crossing the Marion Street bridge.
  • Continue west on Highway 22 about 10 miles to the traffic light at the junction with Highway 99W.
  • Turn right on Highway 99W and drive north approximately 20 miles to McMinnville.
  • In McMinnville, proceed to the traffic light at Linfield Avenue.
  • Turn right on Linfield Avenue and proceed to Lever Street.
  • Turn right on Lever Street, and drive past the athletic facilities on your left and residence halls on your right until you come to a stop sign.
  • Go straight  at the intersection with the stop sign and take the first right
  • From the parking area there will be a Linfield shuttle van providing transportation to the Commencement Green.  If you choose to walk from the parking area, it will take you about five minutes.

From Eugene:

  • Take I-5 North to the Exit 228 (Hwy 34) and go west to Corvallis.
  • In Corvallis turn right on Hwy 99W about two blocks after crossing the bridge, and drive north approximately one hour to McMinnville.
  • In McMinnville, proceed to the traffic light at Linfield Avenue.
  • Turn right on Linfield Avenue and proceed to Lever Street.
  • Turn right on Lever Street, and drive past the athletic facilities on your left and residence halls on your right until you come to a stop sign.
  • Go straight  at the intersection with the stop sign and take the first right
  • From the parking area there will be a Linfield shuttle van providing transportation to the Commencement Green.  If you choose to walk from the parking area, it will take you about five minutes.