Welcome to Residence Life at Linfield University. The entire Residence Life Staff is pleased that you are joining us. It is our intention to provide an environment in which you and learn and grow. We work hard at it, but we need your help in creating positive living learning communities.

This handbook gives you specific information about Residence Life as well as various policies and procedures. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the information and policies outlined in this handbook, as well as the information and policies in the housing contract and the Linfield Student Handbook.

We hope you will take advantage of all the opportunities and programs offered this year through Residence Life. The keys to a successful living learning environment are communication and mutual respect. This handbook has been designed to promote discussion and understanding. Please feel free to call upon your Resident Advisor, Residence Life Assistants, Area Director, or myself for assistance or clarification.

Have a great year!
D. Jeff Mackay

Dean of Students
110 Melrose Hall

Living and Learning at Linfield University

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.

Guide To Living (PDF)

For a print-friendly version of the Guide to Living, please use the Guide to Living (PDF)