- Linfield College
School of Nursing

Student Resources


Linfield partners with Barnes & Noble to provide bookstore services and resources. The on-campus bookstore is located in the basement of Loveridge Hall and has hours posted on the door.  For inquiries and feedback, please contact Store Manager Katlyn Adams at (503) 883-2505.

Breastfeeding Student Support

Linfield values breastfeeding for the multitude of benefits it provides to lactating person, children, families, and communities.  We recognize the unique challenges that come with being a student and a breastfeeding mother simultaneously.  We commit to support breastfeeding students during their time at Linfield so that they may successfully meet their academic and parenting goals. See the Student Policy Guide for a description of breastfeeding students’ rights and process for accessing support.. The Nursing Lactation rooms are located in the lower level of Loveridge Hall across from the Commuter Lounge and on the 4th floor of Loveridge.

College Public Safety

Linfield's College Public Safety office maintains a presence on campus, and leads the effort to keep the campus safe.

Commuter Lounge & Lockers

Loveridge Hall has two lounges that commuter students can use during their time on campus. The Wildcat Den (first floor) has comfortable multi-use furniture, an enclosed patio with outside seating, a study room perfect for studying in or for group meetings, and a tv room. The Commuter Lounge (basement) has a tv, couches, and tables and chairs as well as a refrigerator, microwaves, and utensils for student use.

A limited number of lockers are available for commuter students in the basement of Loveridge Hall. Please contact Student Life if you would like to obtain a commuter locker.

Dining in NW Portland

LoveJoy Station Cafeteria is located on the first floor of the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and provides food services seven days a week for students, employees, and the public at a very reasonable price.

There are also numerous cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants around campus on NW 21st and NW 23rd. Many offer discounts with a valid Student ID card.

The Commuter Lounge in Loveridge Hall has a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and utensils for student use.

Room Reservations

To reserve a room for a student group, or for help planning a campus event, please contact the Student Life Office. Once your event/fundraiser is approved and your room is reserved, your event will be added to the online Portland Campus calendar. It's recommended that you wait to begin advertising your event and/or fundraiser until it has been approved and you have a room reserved.

Information Technology

The Information Technology staff provide technology support and service to faculty, staff, and students on campus.

Public Transportation & Discount Tri-Met Passes

The Trimet mass transit system is very easily accessible from campus. The Streetcar is free for Linfield students with their student ID and stops right next to campus and runs from NW Portland through downtown to SW Portland, as well as across the river to the inner Eastside. A number of bus lines also stop just near campus. The Max lightrail line, which runs from Hillsboro to Gresham, and to Clackamas and the Portland Airport, is a short walk, streetcar, or bus ride from campus.  

Reduced Trimet tickets can be purchased in Student Life. The cost of the Trimet ticket books is normally $25 each, but they are available to current students for $15 each (ASLC-PC/Student Life is supplementing 40% of the cost to offer you this price).  Ticket books can be purchased with cash or check only.  Each student can purchase up to 4 ticket books each month and the tickets do not expire.  

Staying Active

There are several national-chain and local gyms in the area. The College has a special partnership with LA Fitness, whose closest facility is eight blocks from campus. LA Fitness offers a $29.99 monthly membership and $0 initiation fee to Linfield students and their families (restrictions apply) for all LA Fitness facilities in our area.  Enroll here.  Please note there is a $49 annual fee that is the student's responsibility.

In addition, Student Life offers a limited number of reimbursements to current Portland Campus students enrolled with LA Fitness for half the cost of their monthly membership for each semester ($15 each month enrolled with LA Fitness, up to $60 for Fall/Spring and/or $45 for Summer).  The reimbursement will be applied to your Linfield student account.  Watch your Linfield email the last month of each semester for the process to request this additional reimbursement.  The email will only be sent to students registered for classes that semester.  The reimbursement process must be completed no later than two weeks following the end of finals, after that date no further reimbursements will be given.

Student Health, Wellness, & Counseling

All students attending Linfield College – Portland Campus are required to have health insurance coverage. Students must either purchase a student health insurance policy through the College or sign a waiver indicating that the student, spouse, or parent provides a health insurance policy.

Students can purchase insurance with PacificSource through the College. Check out plan and benefit details to see how you're covered.

The Legacy Good Samaritan Pharmacy, located on the first floor of Good Samaritan Building 2 (at the corner of NW 22nd and Marshall), is a close resource for over-the-counter items and prescription medications.

Counseling is available to students of Linfield College – Portland Campus through a contract with Pacific University and their  Psychological Service Center. We offer free and confidential sessions on-campus in Peterson Hall 319, or you go to their off-campus location at the Psychological Service Center downtown clinic at 1411 SW Morrison St, Suite 310.

To make an appointment for on-campus counseling, please call 503-413-7873 or email pdx-counseling@linfield.edu. For off-campus counseling appointments at the Psychological Service Center, please call 503-352-2400.

The fall 2019 schedule for the Portland Campus counselors is:

  • Monday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • *walk-in hours are Monday and Wednesday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kate Castaing, MA

Kate is a counselor in the student counseling office. She is a fourth-year doctoral student at Pacific University and is supervised by a licensed psychologist. Kate has worked in a a variety of clinical settings, including an anxiety clinic and an ADHD research center. She has clinical experience with depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and interpersonal problems. She has also worked with individuals and couples wanting to better their communication. Kate uses an integrative approach to therapy in order to better fit her clients and their unique needs. 


Austin Simpson, MA

My name is Austin and I will be one of the counselors at Linfield School of Nursing Counseling Center. I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University and am currently pursuing a Doctorate. My style is open, friendly, and nonjudgmental, as I believe therapeutic rapport is critical for growth and healing. I pull from a variety of orientations such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Process Therapy to address the unique needs of each person.  Along with individual psychotherapy, I have experience working with couples who present with a variety of concerns. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.





Current students may use this free counseling service for individual, group, and family counseling. Most students take advantage of this service for issues surrounding anxiety/worry, handling life transitions, anger, depression, trauma/loss/grief, relationship problems, self-esteem problems, and parent-child problems.  If you need additional types of counseling services or have medication needs, please utilize your personal health insurance.  If you need help navigating your plan and finding a provider, please seek out assistance from the Student Life staff.

For general inquiries, please email pdxstudentlife@linfield.edu.