Inside Linfield - McMinnville Campus Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation

2021 schedule of events

Linfield offers a series of activities for parents and family members of new students to learn more about academic and social life at Linfield. We also have previously recorded information sessions on various topics that may be of interest to you.

Thursday, August 26

New student regular arrival check-in
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Outside Riley Hall on Founders Way, enter on Linfield and Blaine Avenues

New Student Welcome Zone
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
IM field, near Riley/Walker Halls
detailed information can be found in arrival packet

Optional campus tours
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Depart from Welcome Zone

Food trucks
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pioneer Way
all new students may pick up a voucher for a free meal, courtesy of ASLU
additional food available for purchase by parents and families

Orientación en español
(Invitation only)
3 - 7 p.m.
Nicholson Library

Food trucks or dine out in McMinnville
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Way
all new students may pick up a voucher for a free meal, courtesy of ASLU
additional food available for purchase by parents and families

Cat Camp

A fun way to get to know the history and traditions of Linfield

8 p.m.
Memorial Football Stadium

Friday, August 27

Coffee hour for parents
Time: 9 - 9:45 a.m.
People fountain, east of Dillin Hall

Opening Convocation
10 - 11 a.m.
Ted Wilson Gymnasium

Lunch 
Students who are on the meal plan will receive lunch. If you wish to join your student, you may be able to purchase tickets at the door. 
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dillin Hall

Linfield First Scholars parents' program
Special information for those parents whose students are part of the Linfield First Scholars (first generation) program
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall

How to parent a college student
Hear from the provost, vice president for student affairs, the dean of students and parent relations. Ask questions and get answers. Participate in a fun, surprise activity.
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Ted Wilson Gymnasium

Parent reception
3 - 4 p.m.
Oak Grove

Parent/student goodbyes
4 - 4:45 p.m.
Your student's residence hall