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.
At Lincoln, you’ll enjoy three meals a day, plus supper five nights per week (Sunday – Thursday). These meals are balanced and nutritious with a selection of meats, salads and vegetarian/vegan options. At uni for lunch? Don’t worry, residents can make a sandwich to take along in the morning. Plus, if you won’t be around for dinner, either due to a late university lecture or tutorial, sports training or other curricular activities, just let the kitchen know. They’ll be happy to put a meal aside for you.
Formal dinners, where residents are served a three course meal, are held on Monday evenings throughout the semester. Formal dinner is a great opportunity to hear the latest announcements, guest speakers as well as a time to congratulate residents for excellence or participation in a notable event.
The Common Room is a comfortable and open space where residents can relax, watch TV, play pool or table tennis and hang out with friends. It’s also where many College and inter-college events take place. The large Common Room has a Foxtel connection with access to music, sport and premium channels as well as a bar that opens for social events. There are also a number of social spaces around Lincoln that can be booked for small private gatherings to celebrate birthdays or other events where alcohol is permitted.
There are 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 find residents in here watching television or playing a board game.
Music and the Arts
Lincoln has a strong tradition of musical excellence. Many of our students are accomplished musicians with music offering an important cultural and social outlet.
There are several music rooms available to residents to practice in around the college equipped with a drum kit, two upright pianos and a baby grand piano. We also encourage students to bring their own instruments.
Music Night and International Night are highlights of the College Calendar where residents can perform for their peers, along with many other opportunities for students to display their musical talents throughout the year.
There is also a spacious art room for residents to explore their creative side and the ‘Room of Requirement’ is stocked with art supplies such as cardboard, hot glue gun, sewing machine and much more.
Our art competition and creative writing competition attract many entries from talented residents every year. The art competition winners are hung around Lincoln for residents to enjoy, while creative writing winners are published in the Ibex and Lincoln Line.
Learning Resource Centre
The Library offers a pleasant, friendly and supportive learning environment. With over 7000 books covering a broad range of subjects, residents find it easy to select an enjoyable read or an educational one. Materials include textbooks, reference materials, fiction and a variety of games. Residents may request books at the start of each semester rather than buy the textbook themselves. The Library is also a favorite study place of many residents and is accessible at all hours.
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 include table tennis, pool table, air hockey, and an onsite gym, including 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. The University of Adelaide tennis courts, basketball courts, playing fields and other recreational facilities are just a short stroll away.
An active member of SAAUCC (the South Australian Association of University College Clubs) residents can also compete in a variety of inter-college sports (swimming, table tennis, soccer, hockey, netball, basketball, Australian rules football and athletics).
The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is within easy walking distance, as is Linear Park which has sealed paths for walking/running and cycling.
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.