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Lincoln Memorial University

Our nation's beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was a native of neighboring Kentucky. But you might not know that he envisioned "a great university for the people of this area" here in the Cumberland Gap. One hundred forty years later, Lincoln Memorial University is the heir of that vision, and we are very proud to wear his name and embrace his legacy.


Lincoln Memorial University grew out of love and respect for Abraham Lincoln and today honors his name, values, and spirit. As the legend goes, in 1863 Lincoln commented to General O. O. Howard, a Union officer, that when the Civil War ended, he hoped General Howard would do something for the people of this area.  


LMU offers a relevant curriculum for the 21st century in business, humanities, arts and sciences, education, and health professions. The quality liberal arts and sciences programs offer students a broad preparation for selected majors and programs of professional study. Numerous academic majors give students an array of undergraduate options


While primarily committed to teaching, the University supports research and service. The University's curriculum and commitment to quality instruction at every level are based on the beliefs that graduates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in an era of rapidly and continuously expanding communication technology, must have an appreciable depth of learning in a field of knowledge, must appreciate and understand the various ways by which we come to know ourselves and the world around us, and must be able to exercise informed judgments.


 The Office of Career Services can provide career counseling, career exploration, interest assessments, and other resources to help you choose a major and career. If you are seeking employment, resources are available to enable you to identify part-time jobs and full-time positions. The Office of Career Services also helps with resume construction, cover letters, and interview prep. Additionally, if you are seeking information regarding transfer and graduate school the office will assist you in making informed decisions about your future beyond LMU. Graduate School and Career Fairs are provided for students each semester to connect you directly to graduate programs and employers.

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Student services

The Vice President for Academic and Student Services brings together, under one office, three core functions of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), Academic Support, Student Support, and Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation.

Housing services

Residence Life on a university campus can be one of the most meaningful ingredients in a college experience. We are happy to take this opportunity to welcome our new students to Lincoln Memorial University's residence hall community and to help prepare you for life in a residence hall. One significant part of a University education is the learning that comes from living with others. A good deal of adjustment occurs in the transition from high school to University and from home life to residence hall life, and sometimes even from freshman to sophomore year. LMU's Residence Life Program is designed to help you make personal, social and academic adjustments in as healthy a way as possible..

Library services

Carnegie-Vincent Library is the main outlet of the kind at the Lincoln Memorial University.

Medical services

The LMU Student Health Center (LMU SHC) will provide nonemergent outpatient care for all currently enrolled students, both undergraduate and graduate levels. Staff includes a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and a family nurse practitioner (FNP) who are experienced in assessment and treatment of various medical problems common to college age students.

Campus life

Beautiful, historic, 1,000-acre wooded campus with 43 academic, administrative, and residential buildings.

Sports facilities

Located in the Student Center, the LMU Wellness Center boasts a wide variety of equipment including Matrix treadmills, ellipticals, rowers, free weights, TRX station, resistance machines, an Olympic lifting platform, and much more. Due to COVID-19, some equipment may be unavailable or marked as out of service. 

Student clubs

Academics should be a primary focus of every student at LMU; however, The Office of Student Activities and Engagement is dedicated to providing opportunities for LMU students to develop outside the classroom. Actively engaging in the campus community should be a goal of each student at LMU. Each semester our office sponsors programs, events, and activities to actively engage, strengthen, and challenge students during their time at LMU. These opportunities allow students to get hands-on experiences through leadership development, social skills, personal connections, and networking, and will enhance your college experience.

LMU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. 

Harrogate, Tennessee, United States

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