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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.

Panorama - Highway 66 near Ashland

Highway 66 wends its way from Ashland to Lincoln, Oregon


The Oregon Extension campus

The Cookhouse and Library at Lincoln

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Student Housing

  • 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.

Community Buildings

  • 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.

    Mt. McLoughlin

  • 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.
Friday chores

Friday chores


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