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Experience the biological anomalies and scenic wonders of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument from your cabin doorstep-- and spend Friday nights in the eclectic downtown of Ashland.




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.

This is still the wild West, a land of ranchers, farmers, foresters, gold miners, Indian tribes, and bohemians who have made a home on the frontier.  On the north edge of our campus we can still see ruts from the wagon wheels of pioneers who came to the West over the historic Applegate Trail. Mount Shasta is visible from a high meadow that is just a ten minute hike behind our cabins.

  • The cookhouse is a recreational building for ping pong, pool, music, group meals, and community meetings.

  • The former “company store” houses the library, classroom, faculty offices,   and laundry facilities.

  • The mail shed is a weekend wi-fi hot spot for students, functions as a community news board, and is a perfect chicken-yard lookout.

  • A cedar-sided forest chapel hosts weekly vespers services and is a space open for individual contemplation, meditation or worship.

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We work to increase environmental sustainability in our campus lifestyle. Students join 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.

  • Lincoln is situated in the heart of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Students can mountain bike, jog, 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.

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