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Learning Outcomes:

As a result of their experience in College Housing, residents will develop skills in four areas: Living in Community, Effective Communication, Valuing Diversity, and Skills for Success and Wellness.

As a result of living in College Housing, residents will be able to:

  1. Understand their community’s standards and values, and consider the impact of their choices on others in a sustainable community.
  2. Develop skills for effective interpersonal communication and collaboration. 
  3. Value the benefits of a community diverse in culture, ethnicity, socio-economics, sexual orientation, religion, and other identities.   
  4. Develop skills for success and wellness in their personal and academic lives.


Apply to be an RA!

RA Applications will open on Cat Connect beginning January 5th. Get your questions answered on our webpage!

Winter Break Closing

All students must move out of college housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Students who need to stay on campus longer than 24 hours past their last final must file an Extended Stay Agreement with the Office of Student Affairs in Melrose 110.

Before leaving for break, please ensure that you have:

  • Closed and locked windows and lowered blinds
  • Disposed of trash/recycling
  • Emptied refigerator(s) of perishables
  • Turned your heater off/down
  • Unplugged electronics and appliances (fridges may stay plugged in)
  • Turned off lights
  • Closed, locked, and deadbolted door

RAs will complete an inspection of rooms before winter closing to check that these tasks are completed.

Winter Break Housing

College Housing will close for winter break on Saturday, December 13 and will open on Sunday, January 4 for students in College Housing during January Term.  Card access for all residence hall and HP Park Apartments will be turned off on Saturday, December 13 at 12 noon. Vacation locks will be placed in all college apartments so that student keys will not work during the break.

Students who must be on campus anytime during the break will need to sign up to stay on campus. There is a $25 per day charge to remain on campus for the Winter Break. This fee will not apply to certain athletes or students required to be on campus for specific periods.  The fee will be charged to your student account.

Supporting yourselves and others

If you are concerned about the well-being of a friend you are encouraged to submit a care report. Care reports are directed to the Dean of Students’ Office and an appropriate course of follow-up is conducted for each report. This is one way that Linfield students can take care of each other in a time need.

There are many resources available to you and your friends:

  • Counseling Services (Student Health and Wellness Center) 503.883. 2535
  • Meditation or Prayer Room - Riley Hall, Room 208, Open through Friday noon
  • Chaplain - Call 503.883.2278 for an appointment
  • Online resources

Housing Calendar

For information about holiday dates, registration, and other housing informaiton, please see our Housing Calendar

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