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.

Security Update|Email Circulating to Lincoln Students January 25, 2016

There was an email circulating January 25 addressed to Lincoln students about a threat of violence. Public Safety received the email and investigated its origin.


Upon further review and working with other agencies, it appears the threat was creditable and was directed at a high school in another state with the name "Lincoln" contained therein. The time frame for the threat has elapsed and it further appears that situation has been contained.


Thanks to everyone that forwarded this email to administration, and to the Public Safety Department of Lincoln University PA for its review and investigation. It was treated as a creditable threat and safety protocols were exercised as warranted in such cases.


2015-2016 Important Dates

  • Nov. 20 - 29 Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 29 Residence Halls open @ 10:00am
  • Dec. 1 Room Selection Information Session @ 7:00pm SUB
  • Dec. 4 Last Day of Class
  • Dec. 5 - 7 Reading Days
  • Dec. 8 - 11 Final Exams *
  • Jan. 10 - 12 New Student Orientation
  • Jan. 10  Check In @ 10:00am
  • Jan. 13 Classes Begin
  • Jan. 22  Last Day to Add and Drop Classes
  • Feb 8 - March 25   Room Deposit
  • March 24 Career Fair
  • April 12 Room Selection

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.