Inside Linfield - Facilities Services

Auxiliary Services Frequently Asked Questions for Spring 2021

Linfield Bookstore

When will the Linfield Bookstore reopen?
The Bookstore will re-open on Monday, January 11, 2021, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Do I need to wear a face covering inside the Bookstore?
The Linfield Bookstore will be following the Linfield University guidelines for face coverings and will require face coverings inside the store.

Can I place orders online through the Linfield Bookstore?
Yes, orders can be placed online 24/7.  The Bookstore’s online store offers new and used textbooks, rentals and ebooks.  Supplies (and Linfield gear!) are also available online.  Students may use Financial Aid to purchase their textbooks and supplies online. Textbooks for all classes are available to order through Web Advisor or the Bookstore’s online store.

Mail Services

Is the Mail Services department open?
Mail Services will continue to operate normal business hours for the foreseeable future. Please contact Mail Services at 503-883-2560 or mail@linfield.edu for questions regarding Mail Services or visit their website for additional information.

Dining on Campus

Please Note: According to the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food, and there are no known cases of anyone contracting the virus that causes COVID-19 after touching food containers and food packaging.

Where can I eat on campus?
Dining Services locations and current hours can be found here, and are subject to change.

When will Starbucks Reopen?
Starbucks will re-open Monday, January 11, 2021, for the fall semester. 

When will Dillin Hall Reopen?
Dillin Hall and Wildcat Express will be open for all students with meal plans beginning Monday, January 11, 2021. 

Please check the Dining Services website for meal periods.

* Please note that the Residential Meal Plan begins on 1/11/21.

Will there be assigned times for students to eat?
At this time, Linfield does not anticipate assigning specific dining times to specific groups of guests. There may be specific events or periods, such as orientation week, that may have separate assigned meal times for scheduling purposes. 

What is Sodexo doing to protect students’ and guests’ health and safety?
Dining Services is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who dines on campus, as well as all members of our dining services team. When Dining Services reopens, guests can expect some operational changes at Dillin Hall, Wildcat Express and Starbucks. In general, guests will see floor decals delineating traffic patterns and queuing space to ensure physical distancing, reorganized seating configuration and capacity, stations attended by uniformed staff, take-out options, designated entrances and exits, etc. For more information, check out the Guide to Campus Dining Safety in the Wake of COVID-19.

What plans are there for increasing physical distancing in the dining hall?

Dining Room Tent
A temporary outdoor dining room tent is setup on Renshaw Avenue, just west of Dillin Hall.  This tent will provide alternative seating options for students to use while eating. No seating will be available inside of Dillin at this time due to maximum capacity guidelines.

Per OHA and HECC guidelines, the dining tent outside of Dillin Hall is considered an indoor establishment/venue. While Yamhill County remains in the Extreme Risk category, the dining tent will be closed. When Yamhill is moved to the High Risk category, the dining tent can be open with a maximum of 50 people. The county risk levels are assessed every two weeks and released by the Oregon Health Authority. Please watch Linfield Ahead for additional announcements.

Please note that Renshaw Avenue from Linfield Avenue to Boardman Street will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 1/4/2021 until the end of the semester. Please watch for additional signage that would impact parking and traffic flow.

Wildcat Express
Wildcat Express, located inside of Dillin Hall, offers take-out options during and between established meal periods.  Students can use a meal swipe for a lunch or dinner, and can also use Flex dollars, Wildcat cash or credit card to purchase other items. 

Will cash be accepted at Dining Services locations?
Dining Services is transitioning to a cash-less operation during fall semester.  Please consider purchasing Wildcat Cash for use at Dillin, Wildcat Express and Starbucks for a contactless payment options.

What is Wildcat Cash and how is it different from Flex Dollars?
Wildcat Cash is voluntary dollars that you can choose to add (or replenish) whenever you choose. Like Flex Dollars, Wildcat Cash works like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card and may be used at any on-campus dining location (Dillin or Starbucks). Unlike Flex Dollars, however, Wildcat Cash can be carried over from year to year.

If you run out of Wildcat Cash, you may decide to replenish your account by adding additional funds to your account or make purchases using cash/debit/credit. Wildcat Cash may be purchased (or replenished) in the Dining Services office in Dillin Hall.

How will students who are isolated or in quarantine utilize their meal plans?
If you did get diagnosed with COVID by a test or symptoms suggestive of COVID, you would be placed in a private room with access to a bathroom, also known as isolation. You would remain in this room for a period of 10 days from either the day your first symptoms developed or you were tested AND you are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours.

Because turnaround time for the test is widely variable, you would be isolated immediately to keep you in a safe place and reduce the possibility of transmitting the virus to others.

While in isolation, you will have a member of the Health Care team checking on you once a day, asking you to report any new or worsening symptoms. You will be provided with written instructions for what to look for and what would constitute an emergency and need for immediate care. You will also be assigned a member of the Residence Life team who will also check in with you, using text, phone calls or some electronic face-to-face option. This team member will make sure the food delivery system is going okay and that you have connected with Learning Support Services, so they can help arrange whatever accommodations needed to keep your academics going.

Finally, you will also be contacted by a member of the Yamhill County contact tracing team to investigate your illness and see if they can identify where it was picked up from and who may have been exposed.

Will I be required to wear a face covering while in the dining areas?
Face coverings are not required when eating. Face coverings shouldbe worn when entering, exiting, and when not actively eating or drinking in the dining areas on campus.

Is mobile ordering and pickup available through Dining locations on campus?
Sodexo is putting the finishing touches on their app, Bite. Stay tuned for more information about the app and availability at Linfield.

Will dining be different regarding dietary or allergen needs under new COVID-19 procedures?
Dining Services locations will continue to follow strict allergen-safety procedures. As always, some locations are better able to accommodate food allergies than others. If you have questions about the best places to eat for your particular allergy, please contact Javier Lopez at javier.lopez@sodexo.com.