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Residence Life

FAQs

May I request to change my room or hall after school begins?

Am I required to live on campus? Who is eligible to live off campus?

I require a housing accommodation; what is the process?

May I see my room before I move in?

When and how will I find out where I am going to live and who my roommate is?

What if I decide to enroll at Linfield College?

May I be assigned to a single room?

May I request a specific roommate?

Once I return my housing application, may I change the requests made before my room assignment is made?

If the person I want to live with has not yet been admitted, may I still request that person as a roommate?

Who is required to pay a housing deposit? Is it applied to the residence hall bill?

What size are the beds? Do I need to buy extra-long sheets?

May I build a loft in my room?

May I have appliances in my room?

How do I watch cable TV?

What kind of Internet access will I have in my campus housing room?

Are there laundry facilities in campus housing?

Are pets permitted in the residence halls?

Where should my parents and friends send letters and packages? Where do I pick up my mail?

How does the meal plan work?

May I request to change my room or hall after school begins?

Room changes may be requested after the second full week of each semester. The room change process is designed to allow students the opportunty to mediate with their roommate(s) in a respectful, positive manner. Since room changes are time consuming and since any change impacts many people, a room change may not be made without consulting all affected persons.


Am I required to live on campus? Who is eligible to live off campus?

Linfield College is a residential campus and requires all students to live in college housing, unless the student meets one of the following criteria to live off campus; 4th year college attendance (minimum), 21 years of age prior to the start of the academic year, living with parent(s) or guardian(s) in primary residence within 20 miles of the McMinnville campus, married or in a registered domestic partnership or has a qualifying dependent(s) living with them in their home.


I require a housing accommodation; what is the process?

If you have need a housing accommodation, please contact Student Affairs in Melrose Hall 110. Housing accommodations will be made with a recommendation letter from one of the following:

  • Learning Support Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Student Health Center, or
  • Chaplain's Office

Once granted a housing accommodation, you will need to re-submit a recommendation letter to renew your housing request each academic year.


May I see my room before I move in?

Since the residence halls at Linfield are in use year round, it is not possible to see your particular room. However, the Office of Admission has guided tours throughout the year and are able to show a hall.


When and how will I find out where I am going to live and who my roommate is?

Once housing assignments are made, both your housing placement and your roommate(s) information will be mailed to you. You can expect to receive this letter mid-summer. Although the residence halls house both returning and new students, new students will be roomed with other new students.


What if I decide to enroll at Linfield College?

If Linfield is your college of choice, you will need to submit the $400 matriculation fee on or before May 1 to the Office of Admission. 


May I request to be assigned to a single room?

Single rooms may be requested, but are limited and usually filled by returning students. Most new students are assigned to a double room with a roommate at the beginning of the school year. If you have a specific housing need, please work with the Housing Office to help with accommodations.


May I request a specific roommate?

You may choose to live with someone you already know, however, consider living with someone new. Meeting new people in the residence halls and building community are important parts of the Linfield experience. If you choose to ask for a specific roommate, both you and that person must request each other on your Housing Application by May 1.


Once I return my housing application, may I change the requests made before my room assignment is made?

Change requests will be accepted at any point before your assignment is made. Simply update your Housing Application. Please do not expect your assignment to change once we have communicated your housing assignment to you.


If the person I want to live with has not yet been admitted, may I still request that person as a roommate?

You may request any roommate that you know will be attending Linfield. In order to do this, both students must be admitted and both must have completed the online Housing Application before roommates may be requested. 


Who is required to pay a housing deposit? Is it applied to the residence hall bill?

There is no housing deposit. However, new students are to submit a non-refundable $400 matriculation fee on or before May 1 to the Office of Admission. This will be used in the housing placement process, as students will be processed in the order in which this fee is received.


What size are the beds? Do I need to buy extra-long sheets?

The majority of the beds in the residence halls and apartment communities are standard-size twin beds. Check Housing Options: by hall/apartment to find details on your specific hall or apartment. You may request an extra-long bed if the student is in need through the Housing Office. There are a limited number of extra-long beds so please get requests in early.


May I build a loft in my room?

Due to safety risks, you are not allowed to build a loft or use concrete blocks to raise your bed. You are allowed to have bed risers (available at many large retail stores), as long as they have been approved by Facilities Services. Campus housing-provided beds are "bunkable," although we ask that you not bunk or unbunk beds yourself, as this could be a safety hazard. Please contact your RA if you would like your bed bunked or unbunked and they will be happy to have Facilities Services do this for you. Existing furniture must remain in the room and may not be removed.


May I have appliances in my room?

Students may have appliances, such as mini-refrigerators and microwaves in their rooms. However, student may not cook in their rooms using equipment which produces an open flame (e.g., camp stoves, Bunsen burners) or contains an open coil (e.g., stove burners). Appliances such as toasters and coffee makers can be placed in the full-size, community kitchens located in all the residence halls. Please refer to the Guide to Living at Linfield for specifications.


How do I watch Cable TV?

Every residence hall room lounge is equipped with a TV that is connected to Xfinity. Students who live in college housing have access to Xfinity on campus streaming video service. You can find more information about how to complete this on our Xfinity Streaming page. 


What kind of Internet access will I have in my campus housing room?

All of college housing has both Ethernet and wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet connectivity. In addition, there are a number of computer labs that are open for students around campus.


Are there laundry facilities in campus housing?

Laundry facilities are available in each residence hall and campus apartment complex. Hewlett Packard Apartments have a washer and dryer in each apartment and are the only campus housing with this option. A laundry fee is included in the semester room charge, eliminating the need for coin-operated machines. Students must provide their own laundry detergent and other supplies.


In effort to provide students with a more sustainable campus, all Linfield campus washing machines (Except for HP Park apartments) are now High-Efficiency (HE) front-load models. For best results when washing, please use only specially marked HE detergents.


Are pets permitted in the residence halls?

Animals, other than aquarium fish or service, therapy, or assistance animals for students with documented disabilities, are prohibited in College housing.

Any pet brought into College housing even temporarily (by a resident or a resident’s guest) or via exterior openings (open doors and windows) and found in residents’ rooms may result in a fine. Please do not feed animals (stray or domestic) outside or inside College housing. This encourages animals to return. Those caring for and/or found feeding animals may also be fined for “adopting” a pet.

Exceptions are made under specific circumstances for service, therapy, and assistance animals. Please email housing@linfied.edu for questions regarding this process. 


Where should my parents and friends send letters and packages? Where do I pick up my mail?

All students living on campus have a unit box (mailbox) in the Withnell Commons, located on the south side of campus. U.S. mail as well as all parcels and packages will be delivered to the mail room and ill not be delivered directly to a student room. Students may also utilize the mail room to send letters and packages, purchase stamps, etc. Give family and friends your unit box number for them to send you any mail or packages.


How does the meal plan work?

New students in the residence halls will automatically be assigned the Unlimited meal plan for the first semester. For the second semester and thereafter, a different option may be chosen.

The Unlimited meal plan includes unlimited All-You-Care-To-Eat (AYCE) meals and $125 Flex Dollars. All meals offered in Dillin Hall will be AYCE. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered on weekdays, with brunch and dinner offered on the weekends. Student meal plans are connected to Linfield ID cards and are used in the same way as a debit card.

If you have any concerns about your living situation for the fall, please feel free to contact Student Affairs at 503-883-2278 or housing@linfield.edu. We will do the best to answer your questions and address your concerns.