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A view of the Linfield University McMinnville Campus academic quad on an early winter morning with the sun shining.

Campus Operations FAQs

Living on Campus

  • What changes have been made to student housing? (updated 07/27/22)

    Linfield closely monitors CDC guidance related to shared or congregate housing. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the following updates have been made:

    • Roommates and suitemates will be treated as family units for cohort isolation protocols
    • Separate living spaces are available on campus for containment and isolation, if needed
  • What are the mask requirements in residence halls? (updated 07/27/22)

    Face coverings are currently optional in most indoor and outdoor settings, including residence halls. Face coverings are still required in medical settings on Linfield's campuses. More information is on the “Temporary Face Covering Policy" on the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management webpage. 

  • What things should students bring to campus (toilet paper, wipes, etc.)? (07/28/22)

    Check out “Packing Your First Aid Kit – University Edition” prepared by Linfield’s Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center.


More information about hosting events on campus can be found at the Conferences and Events webpage.
  • Are events being held on the Linfield McMinnville and Portland campuses? (01/13/22)

    Yes! Linfield University venues can be reserved for university and non-university events. Visit the Conferences and Events webpage for additional details.

  • Can indoor events provide food to attendees? (updated 03/10/22)

    Yes. Food and drinks can be served and consumed at university and university-hosted events. 


  • Do guests at events need to wear masks? (updated 07/28/22)

    Neither masks nor proof of vaccination are required for attending outdoor athletic events.

    Event organizers, individual faculty or staff cannot require face coverings/masks. Any faculty, staff, or event organizer may ask/request that visitors, attendees, or participants wear masks or face coverings during the event, meeting, or class but not require them. 


  • What is policy on vaccination for outside visitors? (updated 07/28/22)

    Guests are not required to show proof of vaccination to visit Linfield's campuses. But all guests are encouraged to verify specific COVID-19 protocols prior to coming to campus.

    In addition, specific events may encourage guests to wear face coverings or follow specific protocols to ensure everyone's safety. 

  • Does social distancing need to be observed at events? (07/28/22)

    Social distancing is highly recommended during all events but not required. 

Food and Dining

  • What changes have been made to Dining Services on the McMinnville campus?  (updated 07/27/22)

    Dining Services is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who dines on campus, as well as all members of our dining services team. Some changes that have been made:

    • Wildcat Express: Located inside of Dillin Hall, Wildcat Express offers a take-out meal equivalency and other take-out options during and between established meal periods. Students can use a meal swipe for a lunch or dinner, and can also use Flex, Wildcat cash or credit card to purchase other items.
    • Meal Periods: Check the Dining Services website for meal periods.
    • Contactless Payment: Purchase Wildcat Cash for use at Dillin, Wildcat Express and Starbucks for a contactless payment option.
    • Updated Hours of Operation: View the most up-to-date hours of operation for Dining Services' locations.

Campus Facilities

  • What changes have been made to the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center? (updated 07/28/22)

    The Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center (SHWCC) in McMinnville has made the following changes to the center’s operations:

    • Appointments to the SHWCC can be made by calling 503-883-2535, emailing or stopping by the front desk in Walker Hall 105.
    • In accordance with Oregon Health Authority policy, face coverings are required for all who enter in the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center.
    • Counseling services will continue to be offered face-to-face and via telehealth.

    Learn more about the changes and continuing services.

  • What adjustments have been made to the HVAC systems on campus to mitigate the airborne spread of coronavirus? (07/17/20)

    CDC guidance indicates COVID-19 is transported through human shed droplets and over short distances. CDC guidance does not indicate that COVID-19 can become a systemic pollutant in a building’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Therefore, the following measures should not be viewed as COVID-19 mitigation strategies but rather as measures that Linfield has taken to enhance indoor air quality in our facilities:

    • Conduct air handler and filter inspections at regular intervals per manufacturer’s recommendations. Change filters more frequently, if needed.
    • Install filters per manufacturer’s recommendations based on unit design.
    • Neither the manufacturer’s recommended filter nor a HEPA filter are capable of removing virus from the air in our HVAC systems.
    • Stand-alone, personal air filtration systems are good at removing pet dander, pollen, dust and other allergen-type particles. They, too, cannot filter out bacteria or virus to any significant degree due to the size of the pathogen.
    • Disconnect air hand dryers.
    • Re-program runtime schedule of air handling unit to run 24/7 for increased air circulation and filtration where feasible.
    • Increase outside air volume to air handler maximum design outside air capacity to increase filtration and dilution ventilation while classes are in session on campus.
  • Where on the Linfield website can information about the regular cleaning schedule for buildings on campus be found? (07/17/20)

    Linfield’s cleaning services team continues to work around the clock to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout all campus buildings. All members of the Linfield community must do their part and wipe down personal work surfaces and commonly touched areas to stop the spread of illness and to protect ourselves and others between visits by the cleaning services team. A spray bottle of Alpha-HP Multi-Surface Disinfectant Cleaner and roll towels will be provided to office areas, classrooms and common areas for disinfection. Cleaning services will replenish all spray bottles and roll towels. Please submit a work order if the supply in your area requires immediate attention.

  • How do people use the disinfectant spray that is located in classrooms and campus common areas? (08/20/20)

    Instructions are attached to each spray bottle of Alpha-HP Multi-Surface Disinfectant Cleaner and available on the facilities services webpage. To use:

    • Spray disinfectant on surface to be cleaned.
    • Do not spray directly onto keyboards or electronic equipment. Spray disinfectant onto a paper towel and wipe equipment to disinfect.
    • Disinfectant can be sprayed on fabrics and textiles and allowed to air dry.
    • Wipe surface with paper towel.
    • Lightly mist surface again with disinfectant and allow to air dry. Surface should stay wet for 10 minutes.