Dear students and families,
Linfield University remains committed to providing a full residential, liberal arts experience on campus for fall 2020. New safety and health protocols have been put into place, and dining, housing and student services will remain open and available for students. The Linfield experience will continue, even if it is modified for these challenging times. Classes will be offered in a mix of formats, including in-person, online and, in some cases, a (hybrid) combination of online and in-person. Continue reading
Dear Linfield community,
We have closely watched the unrest among some students and faculty in recent months over alleged misconduct by members of the Linfield University Board of Trustees. We understand this has caused anxiety within our community and led to division and suspicion during a summer in which we can’t gather easily for discussion.
Given the information that has been circulated to date, students have every right to feel upset. However, we have grave concerns about the amount of misinformation that has been sown throughout the community in recent months. Continue reading
The presidents representing Linfield and eight other colleges and universities in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference released plans Wednesday for fall athletics teams. Continue reading
On Monday, July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students will not be able to enter or remain in the United States if the vocational schools, colleges and universities that they are studying at move to an entirely online format for the fall. Understandably, this has caused a lot of concern among our Linfield University students, faculty and staff about their classmates, students and friends. However, since Linfield announced our return for in-person instruction for fall 2020, the international students that are currently part of our community, or soon joining one of our campuses, are not affected by this announcement. We look forward to welcoming all our students back to the McMinnville and Portland campuses in August.
Linfield joins nine other institutions in the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities for a virtual Oregon Private College Week (OPCW) held Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, 2020. Registration is currently open online at OPCW. Continue reading
As of July 1, 2020, Linfield College is Linfield University.
This is the third time Linfield’s name has changed in its 162-year history. Founded as the Baptist College at McMinnville in 1858 and shortened to McMinnville College in 1883, it became Linfield College in 1922. Continue reading
Linfield is the type of institution that allows anyone with grit, determination and a passion for service to thrive and flourish. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program fosters those same attributes, allowing motivated young people to thrive. In the program’s eight years of existence, more than 700,000 DACA students have benefited from the program and gone on to become teachers, nurses, doctors, dentists and many other types of professionals. A significant number of Linfield students have been among them, engaging in research, serving our community and proudly walking across the Commencement stage in the Oak Grove. Continue reading
Linfield came one step closer to opening the doors on its new Portland Campus this month. The college took possession of the property Monday, June 1 after announcing the acquisition of the 20-acre location in November 2018. The University of Western States leased back the facilities through May 2020. Continue reading
Domaine Serene Winery, founded by Grace and Ken Evenstad, is donating $500,000 to Linfield College to increase diversity in the wine industry. The gift will establish an endowed scholarship for underrepresented populations in the college’s wine studies program, allowing more students to receive a top-rated wine education at an affordable cost. Continue reading
President Miles K. Davis has a message for incoming and returning Linfield students: We intend to be here for you, in-person, in the fall.
“We will be doing everything we can to keep you safe,” Davis said in a message to students. “We are going to comply with the best scientific data, as well as make sure you have a good, positive experience on campus.” Continue reading