Where is Lincoln, Illinois?
Lincoln is located in center of the state of Illinois in the United States of America. It is just off of Interstate 55 and Interstate 155, halfway between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.
How accessible is Lincoln?
Lincoln can be accessed by car, bus, and train. It is accessible by car and bus using the Interstate Highway system (Interstate 55 and Interstate 155). It is also accessible by train, using Amtrak. Lincoln is about an hour away from Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, and Decatur, Illinois. These cities contain regional airports that connect to other international airports in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and St. Louis.
What is the weather like?
Lincoln experiences a four-season change throughout the course of a year. During summer (June through August) the average temperature is around 30°C, and rainfall occurs periodically. During fall, (September through November), the average temperature is around 10°C, and average rainfall increases. During winter, (December through February) the average temperature is around -6°C, and snowfall begins with periods of freezing rain. During spring, the months of March through May, the average temperature is around 10°C, and rainfall resumes. Lincoln experiences an average of 103 days of clear sunshine, 95 days of partly cloudy skies, and 167 days of cloud cover.
What makes Lincoln special?
Lincoln was the first city to be named for Abraham Lincoln. This happened before he became the 16th president of the United States of America. Lincoln is a small Midwestern town that lies along the famous Route 66. Many international travelers drive through Lincoln every year, as they experience this famous road that first connected Chicago to Los Angeles, California. Lincoln is also home to an annual Art and Balloon Festival and the National Rail Splitting Festival. For more information on Lincoln, visit the town website.
Where do I live while at LCU?
LCU offers both traditional residence halls as well as student apartments. For our traditional residence halls, Alumni Hall houses our male students, and female students live in Ruth Hall. Each residence hall room houses two students and is equipped with a three-drawer dresser for clothes, a desk with three full-size drawers, a twin-size bed capable of being raised and lowered, and a closet with a shelf and a bar to hang clothes on for each student. Rooms are also equipped with wireless internet, a phone jack, air conditioning, and a heating unit.
LCU also has one, two, and three bedroom apartments available for rent to students who are 23 years of age or older, financially independent, or married. These apartments have a full kitchen as well as living and dining areas. Rooms also have wireless internet, a phone jack, air conditioning, and a heating unit.
May I live off-campus?
Students who are under the age of 23 are required to live in the on-campus residence halls.