Lincoln Hall, a new residence hall that opened in 2006, is in walking distance of many Evansdale Campus classroom buildings, the Coliseum, Milan Puskar Stadium (home of Mountaineer Field), grocery stores, and restaurants. Lincoln Hall residents eat their meals in the Evansdale Residential Complex (ERC), which is right next door.
Lincoln Hall residents enjoy many of the amenities of a modern residence hall. It offers suite style living with two students per room who share a common bathroom with students in an adjoining room. To review a list of connecting suites in Lincoln Hall, click here. Rooms include extra-long twin beds (36” x 80” sheets), study desks, hutches, chairs, and dressers. The window sizes are inside measurements of 46 1/2 ” High X 47” Wide below the arch.(20 student rooms).for rooms # 402-404, 410-412, 418-420, 421-423, 428-430, 434-436, 443-445, 446-448, 454-456, 464-466. The window sizes are inside measurements of 58 1/2” High X 47” wide for the rest of the rooms. (not listed above). Some other amenities of this newer hall include a library, live in RFLs (Resident Faculty Leaders), study lounges, flat screen TV’s., a central laundry facility, wired and wire-less high-speed internet, and a state-of-the-art 50 seat multi-media theater (for small classes, special programs, and movies). The building is also air conditioned and carpeted. The Residential College offers students special programming activities that nurture intellectual curiosity towards President Abraham Lincoln in whom the hall is named after.
Lincoln Hall has several unique characteristics to offer its residents. Lincoln Hall’s motto is Domus A Domo, which means, “Home Away from Home”. The vision of the Resident Faculty Leaders, Ted and Buffy Vehse, is to create synergy between academics and student social life. The Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC) oversees the hall operations and along with eleven resident assistants and the wellness coordinator, help the RFLs in accomplishing the vision of the hall.
Lincoln Hall models its programmatic vision after the Oxford Residential College concept. This concept focuses on bringing faculty into the residence hall to promote one-on-one interaction between professors and students. There are five faculty fellows who teach a University 194 seminar within Lincoln Hall. This seminar, which substitutes for First Year Seminar, is encouraged as an alternative for Lincoln Hall freshman residents and helps to build the one-on-one relationships with faculty members. With all Lincoln Hall has to offer, it is truly a dynamic, academically-oriented place to live at WVU!