We would like to welcome you to the family! Sending your student to college is a major life event for all families. Lincoln University is here to assist you and your student make this transition easier by providing the latest information about campus life, important dates, and events. Through information on this site and our Residence Life Newsletter, The ResLife Reader, we will help you stay connected to campus. We thank you for your continued support, and we welcome your ideas and feedback during your student’s LU experience.

Financial Aid
As a parent or guardian, you are probably wondering about the best way to pay for your child’s education. The good news is there are many options available for financial assistance, and more than 90 percent of students here make use of these resources to meet their obligations. To be eligible for any form of financial aid, including work-study and most university-funded scholarships, your child will first need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student AidThe Office of Financial Aid can help you through this process. Our counselors work with you and your child to develop a package of resources by combining grants, scholarships, loans, and on-campus jobs. A college education is one of the most important investments you can make in your child’s future.

Campus Safety
Lincoln University’s Public Safety Department places the safety of the university community as its highest priority. If you have an emergency please contact 484-365-7211 or 484-365-8139.

Our anonymous tip line is 484-365-7799.

For information concerning on-campus shooting Oct. 16

2016-2017 Important Dates


Aug. 20-23

New Undergraduate Students Orientation

Aug. 23

Returning Students Check-in 

Aug. 24

Undergraduate Classes Begin 

Sept. 2

Last Day to add & Drop Classes

Sept. 5

Labor Day (No Classes)

Sept. 7

All University Convocation

Oct. 3-7

* Mid-term Exam Week 

Oct. 10-15


Oct. 24

Last Day to Withdrawal from Courses/Univ    

Oct. 28


Nov. 10

Honors Convocation (Parents Welcome)

Nov. 15

Graduation Applications

Nov. 21-25

Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes)

Nov. 18

Residence Hall Check-out  (By 8 pm)

Nov. 27

Residence Hall Check-in (10 am)

Dec. 2

Last Day of Class

Dec. 3-6

Reading Days    

Dec. 6-9

* Final Examinations

Dec. 9

Residence Hall Check-out (By 8 pm) (Students must turn in key(s))

Jan. 7-10

New Student Orientation

Jan. 10

Returning student check in

Jan. 11

Undergraduate classes begin

Final exams are a high-stress time for students. So please check on your son or daughter during this time. A nice stress reliever would be a goody box from home. Suggestions for the goody-box include energy drink, popcorn, candy, etc.