Welcome to Lincoln, Oregon
Lincoln is the name of the small saw mill town built in the late 1920’s. The grounds held a company store, a cookhouse, five family homes, five cabins for workers, and a bunkhouse which accommodated additional mill workers. Since coming to Lincoln in 1975, we’ve converted these buildings to house students and support our academic programming.
- Upon arrival at Lincoln, students move into one of five cabins located on the north side of the road or one of three bunkhouse apartments on the south side.
- Each dwelling sleeps four or five people in two or three bedrooms and has its own kitchen, bathroom, and living room.
- Every unit sports a cedar porch for warm days and a wood stove for cold ones.
- Students buy and prepare their own meals, often choosing to make this a communal effort in their own dwelling or with a larger group of students.
- Students use the cookhouse as a recreational building for ping pong, pool, music, and group meals.
- The former “company store” houses the library, classroom, computer lab, faculty offices, and laundry facilities.
- A cedar-sided forest chapel hosts weekly vespers services and the Lincoln Christian Church.
The Surrounding Environment
- Lincoln is situated in the heart of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Students can mountain bike, jog, ride horses, cross-country ski, and hike the network of mountain trails and logging roads.
- Our students use a nearby playing field for games of soccer, football, softball, and ultimate frisbee.
- The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, stretching from Canada to Mexico, crosses our neighborhood just a few miles down the road.
- Ashland, a charming little college town and home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, nestles in the valley about twenty miles away. That’s where we go for weekend trips: groceries, dinners out, movies, concerts, book stores, and coffee houses. A play or two at the Shakespeare Festival is included in each fall’s academic program.
Maintaining our Campus
- As much as possible, we are working to increase environmental sustainability in our campus lifestyle.
- Students are invited to join us in recycling, feeding food scraps to the chickens, and reducing our energy usage.
- Students also help maintain the property. On Friday afternoons, we gather for a few hours of work – collecting and chopping firewood, performing grounds keeping duties, and cleaning the library and cookhouse.