All student rooms are comfortable single study/bedrooms. The rooms are fully equipped (bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, bookshelf), with Internet access in each room. Residents may bring their own bar fridge to College if they wish. Rooms are serviced once a week. Students provide and launder their own linen in the College's coin operated Laundromat.
Students are provided with three meals each day, plus supper five nights per week (Sunday – Thursday). These provide good quality, nutritious foods with a very good choice of meats, salads and vegetarian/vegan options. Residents who can’t come back from university for lunch can make a sandwich/roll to take in the morning. Residents who may miss dinner (eg. due to a late lecture or sports training) can arrange beforehand for the kitchen to put a meal aside for you.
There are larger common rooms in which you can relax and watch television, and where you can also play pool and table tennis; this is where many College and inter-college events take place. The large Common Room has a Foxtel connection with access to most music, sporting and premium channels, as well as a shop and a bar which opens once a fortnight. From Sunday to Thursday during term a light supper is served in the main common room at 10:00 p.m. The Social Room, Scott Balcony or Hambly Social Space can be booked for small private gatherings where alcohol is permitted (eg a birthday party or to watch sports on television).
There are also small common areas/kitchenettes located throughout the buildings, serving as local catch up and relax points. These smaller areas contain facilities for having a snack and you will often finds residents in here watching television or playing a board game.
Music and the Arts
Lincoln College has a strong tradition of musical excellence. Many of our students are accomplished musicians for whom music is an important cultural and social outlet.
There are several music practice rooms available to residents, a drum kit, two upright practice pianos and a baby grand in the College dining room. Music Night and International Night are highlights of the College Calendar where residents can perform for their peers, and there are many other opportunities for students to display their musical talents throughout the year.
Our Art Competition and Creative Writing competition attract many entries from talented residents every year and the winning pieces in the Art competition are hung around the College for residents to enjoy.
Learning Resource Centre
Lincoln College has an excellent library stocked with over 7000 items on a broad range of subjects. These materials include textbooks, reference materials, fiction and a variety of games. Residents may access the library at all hours. It aims to offer a pleasant, friendly and supportive learning environment for the residents.
Please click here to search the Library’s online catalogue.
There are several PCs and a Macintosh computer in the Learning Resource Centre, although most students these days have their own laptops. Specialist software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are available in the Macintosh computer to support our architecture and design students. CAD and MATLAB software are available to support our engineering residents. Residents may also make use of the printer/fax/photocopier, book binding machine and laminating machine to process their coursework.
Lincoln is affiliated with the Uniting Church, and welcomes members of all religions, and none, to its multi-faith community. The Chapel is an adaptable space, often used for gatherings of the Christian students group, but also for meditation sessions, musical rehearsal, as a meeting room, as a place to study and as the Administrative Centre for Conferences.
Recreation and Physical Activity
Onsite recreational facilities provided by the College Club include table tennis, pool table, air hockey, and a well maintained weights and cardio room. Lincoln provides weekly group personal training sessions available to all residents for free throughout term time, so you can improve your physical health and fitness. Members of the College have access to the College’s gymnasium, the University of Adelaide tennis courts, basketball courts, playing fields and other recreational facilities.
The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is within easy walking distance, as is Linear Park which has sealed paths for walking/running and cycling.
An active member of SAAUCC (the South Australian Association of University College Clubs) we compete in a variety of sports (swimming, table tennis, soccer, hockey, netball, basketball, Australian rules football and athletics) and enjoy catching up with our fellow Adelaide collegians!
Safety and Security
There is a Duty RA on call after hours for emergencies and lock-outs. All of our buildings are secure buildings a master-key system to ensure resident safety and security.
University of Adelaide Security Staff patrol the College after hours.