The Lair (Recreation Center)

The Lair, located in Room 139 of the Student Union, is a center for recreation, where students come to unwind and have fun among friends.  Entertainment in the Lair ranges from console gaming systems, board games, billiards, ping pong, etc. Other activities consists of various tournaments (chess, spades, pool, dominos, Boggle, Guesstures,  Backgammon, bingo), First Fridays, TV Nights, etc.


  • Academic Year (fall and spring semesters) 4 – 11 p.m.
  • Summer 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please Note:  ALL hours are subject to change without notification due to holidays, campus closings, vacations, and semester breaks.


The Lair Staff assumes no responsibility for a student’s personal items, but if items are left behind in the area or throughout the entire Student Union Building they are held until items are claimed with proof of ownership and identification.  If items are not claimed they will be disposed of after 30 days.


No individuals under the age of 18 years (unless a Lincoln University student) are allowed in the Lair.  No minor children are allowed in the Lair without the accompaniment of a guardian from a “Special Program” utilizing campus facilities for a certain period of time.


Consists only of Federal Work Study students attending Lincoln University

Elaine Bell Supervisor, Recreation Center and Building Operations, Department of Athletics & Recreational Services 484-365-7259
  • Student Union Building (SUB) 137

The Naming of the Lair

Some years ago, deliberation ensued to consider a name for the Recreation Center to reflect a place where students could unwind after a long day of classes and academic rigor. Because the University’s mascot is a Lion, some locations on campus already used names to reflect such (i.e. Lion’s Den). Therefore, during deliberations, it was deemed necessary to develop a name for the Recreation Center that would symbolize a place where students could spend their free time relaxing, and which is consistent with the mascot. In 2004, the Recreation Center became the Lair.