- Linfield College
Orientation

Welcome to the Linfield Family!

We look forward to welcoming you and your new college student to Linfield this fall. Not only do we have a full list of activities to help students acclimate to Linfield, we also have plenty of activities designed to help parents and families with the transition as well.

Please plan to arrive on campus Thursday, August 22 between 9 am and 1 pm for check-in. Parent and Family activities will conclude Friday, August 23 with a scheduled goodbye with your student taking place at 5 pm. You are welcome to attend Families Orientation regardless of if your student will be on campus for New Student Orientation. 

The families orientation schedule will continue to be updated throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing you in August.

Family members of new students should RSVP for Orientation events

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Orientation Day 1

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welcome to Linfield Check-In

You should arrive between 9:00am-1:00 pm to check into Linfield and receive detailed information about Orientation.

Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Campus Center

Required for all new students; Recommended for families

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Complete your "Settling In Checklist"

Your student will receive a Settling In Checklist upon arrival to campus in August. Members of the Linfield Fraternity & Sorority Life community are here to help you move belongings into your student's new home throughout the day!

All Campus Required for all new students; Recommended for families
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Spanish-Speaking Orientación

¡Bienvenidos a Linfield College! Tendremos una serie de talleres y actividades completamente en español durante el primer día de orientación para nuestros nuevos alumnos y padres de familia. A través de varias actividades se le ayudará con la planificación académica, le permitirá instalarse en la vivienda de Linfield y le dará la oportunidad de participar en programas educativos y sociales donde conocerá miembros de la facultad y personal de Linfield College. Estudiantes y familias recibirán información de varias oficinas, departamentos, alumnos, y facultad.

By Invitation Only Spanish-speaking families and new students
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch on your own 

McMinnville has a variety of delicious food options to try! Check out the restaurants in McMinnville for lunch options within walking distance of campus.

   
2:00 pm and 2:30 pm

Campus Tours

There will be campus tours leaving at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm from the Office of Admission on Linfield Avenue. Join us for a tour of our beautiful campus!

Meet at the Admission Office, Michelbook House, Linfield Avenue Optional
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Student Life & Academic Success Open Houses

Visit various campus offices to meet the staff who will be working with your students and find out what resources are available on campus. More information coming soon. 

Various Locations Recommended for all new students & families
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

Welcome to Linfield! 

Welcome to Linfield College! We are so glad that you’re here. Join other new students and families as we officially welcome you to the college and give an overview of the orientation schedule.

Lower Gym, HHPA Required for all new students; Recommended for families
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Setting the Stage for Your Student's Success

Meet key college administrators and learn about what opportunities and challenges your Linfield student might encounter as part of the Linfield Experience. This session will briefly explain how new student and family orientation is designed to help your family learn more about Linfield and available resources. Recommended for all new families.

Lower Gym, HHPA Recommended for all new families
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner on Your Own

McMinnville has a variety of delicious food options to try! Check out the restaurants in McMinnville for lunch options within walking distance of campus.

   
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Cat Camp

Learn about the culture and traditions of Linfield College in a fun, energetic pep rally. All new students will receive a free Linfield swag bag!

Football Field Required for all new students; Recommended for families

Friday, August 23, 2019 - Orientation Day 2

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Convocation

New students will be joined by faculty, staff, and President Miles Davis at their formal induction to Linfield College. Students will also continue the tradition of the acorn by picking up their own Linfield acorn at this time.

Lower Gym, HHPA Required for all new students; Recommended for families
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Parent & Family Information Session- Block #1

Find descriptions of each session at the bottom of this webpage.

  • Residence Life: Welcome Home
  • Navigating Health & Safety at Linfield College
  • Career Development
  • Expectations & Opportunities for Linfield Nursing Students
  • Parenting a Student Athlete
Locations for each session at the bottom of this webpage Recommended for all new families
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Parent & Family Information Session- Block #2

Find descriptions of each session at the bottom of this webpage.

  • Career Development 
  • Expectations & Opportunities for Linfield Nursing Students
  • Why Study Abroad? 
  • Parenting a Student Athlete 
  • Parenting a First-Generation College Student
  • Academic Adulting
Locations for each session at the bottom of this webpage Recommended for all new families
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Available for Purchase

If your party would like to enjoy lunch at Linfield's dining hall, we would love to have you! Tickets can be purchased on-site at Dillin Hall. 

Smak Dabs Gourmet Stuffed Burgers and Ricky's Tacos, two local food trucks, will be in the Pioneer Parking lot during this time as well. 

You and your family are also welcome to enjoy lunch at one of the fabulous restaurants in McMinnville

A reminder that food service started today for students on a meal plan.

Dillin; Pioneer Parking Lot Optional
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Parent & Family Information Sessions - Block #3

Find descriptions of each session at the bottom of this webpage.

  • Residence Life: Welcome Home
  • Navigating Health & Safety at Linfield College
  • Why Study Abroad? 
  • Parenting a First-Generation College Student 
  • Academic Adulting
Locations for each session at the bottom of this webpage Recommended for all new families
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Supporting Your College Student session

Families learn how to support their college student and have an opportunity to write them a letter that will be sent to their student's mailbox.

Lower Gym, HHPA Recommended for all new families
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wine Reception with President Davis 

Sponsored by Linfield’s Oak & Vine program, this reception is an opportunity for you to socialize with other families and with campus professionals and to relax socially before saying goodbye to your student. A complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and snacks will be provided.

People's Fountain (near Linfield Avenue and Lever Street) Recommended for all new families
5:00 PM Goodbyes People's Fountain (near Linfield Avenue and Lever Street) Recommended for all new families

Dillin Hall, Starbucks, Bookstore, & Campus Information Center Hours

Campus Information Center (Riley Campus Center)

August 22

8:30 am – 4 pm 

August 23

9 am – 4:30 pm

Bookstore Hours (Riley Campus Center)

August 22 & 23

8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Starbucks (Riley Campus Center)

August 22 & 23

8 am – 4 pm

Dillin Hall (Linfield Avenue)

Friday, August 23

Breakfast

7– 10:30 am 

Lunch

11am – 1:15 pm

Dinner

5 – 7 pm

Parent & Family Information Session Descriptions

Residence Life: Welcome Home

Block 1: Vivian Bull Music Center, Delkin 145 Classroom

Block 3: Vivian Bull Music Center, Delkin 145 Classroom

With more than 70% of students living on campus, residence life plays a critical role in your student’s Linfield experience. This session will review the opportunities for engagement in residence life as well as the resources available to your student.

Navigating Health & Safety at Linfield College

Block 1: Nicholson Library, Austin Reading Room

Block 3: Nicholson Library, Austin Reading Room

Get to know the Health, Wellness, and Counseling and Campus Public Safety teams at Linfield. We are here help with all your student’s health care, counseling, and safety needs as well as provide opportunities for your student to learn how to navigate the challenges college may present in ways that help them stay healthy and engaged in school.

Career Development

Block 1: Nicholson Library, Room 127

Block 2: Vivian Bull Music Center, Delkin 145 Classroom

While your student is just getting started at Linfield, the first year provides opportunities for career exploration that will pay off at graduation and beyond. Staff will provide an overview of our unique approach to career development, insights on a variety of popular career paths, and tips on how you can best assist your student throughout the college experience.

Expectations & Opportunities for Linfield Nursing Students

Block 1: Nicholson Library, Room 178

Block 2: Nicholson Library, Room 178

Nursing is an exceedingly popular major at Linfield and a rewarding career. Find out more about the process of majoring in nursing – including the transition from the McMinnville to Portland campus. Hear what traits make for the most successful nursing students. Find out what other health-related majors are available at Linfield.

Why Study Abroad?

Block 2: Renshaw Hall, Room 211

Block 3: Renshaw Hall, Room 211

More than half of Linfield students study abroad at least once prior to graduating, either for a semester/year or during January Term.  Learn more about the benefits and nuts and bolts of studying abroad at Linfield, which includes a paid round-trip flight!

Parenting a Student Athlete

Block 1: Withnell Commons Multicultural Center

Block 2: Withnell Commons Multicultural Center

Find out how you can best support your students in their quest for a culture of excellence. Hear from Linfield’s Athletic Director and athletics staff. Ask questions related to the try-out process, injury recovery, the balance between sport and study, travel schedules and more.

Parenting a First-Generation College Student

Block 2: Nicholson Library, Room 127

Block 3: Nicholson Library, Room 178

Nearly 40% of Linfield’s class of 2024 is considered first-generation (defined by Linfield as students whose parents did not graduate from a four-year college). Find out what challenges might be particular to those students and what resources Linfield has in place to support those students.

Academic Adulting

Block 2: Nicholson Library, Austin Reading Room

Block 3: Withnell Commons Multicultural Center

At Linfield your students will make their own academic decisions; we want to enable them to make smart ones. We will equip students to face intellectual challenges, develop discipline, and establish values that will guide them. We promise an exhilarating and exhausting time. Join us as we discuss how to best help your student become an academic adult.