The Lincoln Memorial University Campus - Harrogate Location

The 1,000-acre LMU campus -- its grounds, its buildings, its equipment, and its human resources -- is one of the most strikingly beautiful and functional in the country. Located in a rural setting just 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, the campus is a visual treat under dynamic, experienced administrative leadership and a committed, well-prepared faculty. LMU has an atmosphere of openness and concern for the needs of each individual and sets a premium on creating the best conditions for learning.

Various facilities on campus are available for student and community use. Some facilities require reservations. Reservations for special events, such as Arena concerts, should be coordinated with Campus Safety & Facility Management at ext. 7409.

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

Located at the main entrance of LMU, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum contains one of the most significant Civil War and Lincoln collections in the world. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Museum admission charges:
LMU students - Free with ID card
Adults - $5.00
Senior Citizens - $3.50
Children 6-12 - $3.00; under 6 - Free
Family and Group rates are available

Current LMU students and family members are admitted free. Groups are welcome and are asked to notify the museum in advance of their visit. A gift shop, containing hundreds of items related to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, is also housed within the museum. Visit the museum website for upcoming events and additional information.

The J. Frank White Academy

The J. Frank White Academy, made possible through a trust established by the late J. Frank White, an attorney from Middlesboro, KY, opened in 1989. The school offers a college preparatory curriculum for grades 5-12.

Elizabeth D. Chinnock Chapel

Constructed in 1987, the Elizabeth D. Chinnock Chapel is a one-story, 1,800 square-foot masonry facility named for former LMU trustee Elizabeth D. Chinnock. The non-sectarian facility is used for small services and personal meditation. It has a seating capacity of sixty-five.

The Student Center

The original structure was built in 1967 and received extensive renovation in 1995. It is named for O.V. (Pete) DeBusk '65, chairman of the LMU Board of Trustees. This sixty-one thousand square-foot concrete and masonry structure houses the dining hall, Lincoln Dining Room, bookstore, educational computer center, study rooms, gym/health center, and post office.


The LMU Bookstore, located in the Student Center, is maintained for the benefit and convenience of students. The purchase of new and/or used textbooks and other materials necessary for classes can be made in the Bookstore. Also for sale are various novelty items as well as health and beauty aids. The Bookstore hours are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The main buy-back of textbooks takes place at the end of each semester; however, the Bookstore will buy back textbooks throughout the semester at wholesale prices. (See University Handbook for further detail on bookstore purchases and refunds.)

Food Service/Dining Hall

Meals are served according to the schedule posted in the cafeteria. See University Handbook for details on meal plans.

Carnegie Vincent Library

The purpose of the library is to provide all students and faculty with access to the necessary resources that support the educational, research and public service programs of the University. The library houses approximately 208,000 volumes of books and non-book materials such as DVD’s, microfiche, and journals. The library is committed to teaching students the skills to make them lifelong learners in an electronic age. In this effort, the library provides access to 32,000 full text electronic journals, 128 electronic databases, and more than 169,000 electronic books that students may access either from home or from one of its 40 updated computers. The library seeks to uphold the mission of the University in its commitment to service to the University’s community. In this effort, you will find the library staff especially helpful in assisting LMU students with the use of its broad range of services.

The Lon and Elizabeth Parr Reed Medical and Allied Health Library, located on the second floor of the Carnegie Vincent Library houses the medical print and electronic journals, books, and manuscripts for medical students, faculty, and other health professional students of the University and LMU-DCOM. The LMU-DCOM Medical Librarian is also available on the second floor of the Carnegie Vincent Library to assist in any student or faculty needs.

Medical Library Hours:
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday-Thursday 8 AM - Midnight
Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 2 PM - Midnight

Summer Sessions
Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday 8 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM- 6:00 PM

Break Periods
Monday-Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
National Holidays CLOSED, unless otherwise posted

Computing Services

The official manner of communication from the administration and faculty to graduate students is via university e-mail. LMU-DCOM graduate students are required to use and promptly read all e-mail correspondence from LMU-DCOM and the University.

Access to college computer resources is granted to all faculty, staff and students of Lincoln Memorial University

Each student is assigned a user account which grants access to the university network resources as well as the internet. Every student account comes with a home directory for storing files. This space is limited to 5-10 megabytes depending on course requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to backup and maintain these files.

Student user accounts are credited with 500 pages of free printing each semester from college laser printers located at the various computer labs across campus. Students must request additional pages if they exceed the 500-page quota for any given semester. Most students are able to complete their printing needs within the allocated page quota. Please make every effort to help conserve LMU resources by not abusing this privilege. Misuse of any computer resource can result in loss of privileges. (See University Student Handbook for further computing service information.)

On-Campus Residence

Dorm rooms and University-owned rental properties are available for students wishing to stay on campus. Inquiries for on-campus housing are made through the LMU-DCOM Department of Admissions and Student Services.

Lincoln Memorial University Medical Clinic

The Lincoln Memorial University Medical Clinic is located in Tazewell and serves the community, LMU faculty, staff, and students by appointment or walk-in. Hours of clinic operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (closed from noon to 1:00pm for lunch). Appointments can be made by calling 423-869-7193.

The clinic is staffed by members of the LMU-DCOM clinical medicine faculty. The scope of the clinic practice currently includes family practice, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, and psychiatry. On-site laboratory, x-ray, and ultrasound are available. Hospital affiliations include Claiborne Medical Center and Middlesboro ARH, as well as other specialty hospitals throughout the region.

The Frank “Tex” Turner Arena

Tex Turner Arena opened on February 2, 1991. It is the home of the Lady Railsplitters and Railsplitters basketball teams. The arena also houses the athletic staff, an Athletic Training Facility, the student athlete weight room, sports information services, and University Press.

Sigmon Communication Center

The Sigmon Communication Center houses the broadcasting facilities, two radio station, and a television station. The radio stations are WLMU 91.3 FM and WRWB 740 AM. The television station is LMU-TV, channel 4 and 18 (local Communicom). The Sigmon Communication Center provides news and entertainment to the campus and the community as well as practical experience to LMU communication arts majors. For more information please call (423) 869-7095.

Mary S. Annan Natatorium

Mary S. Annan Natatorium is the indoor swimming pool located adjacent to the Mary E. Mars Gymnasium. The pool is open to LMU students, free of charge during posted lap and open swim hours, with a current LMU ID. Family members may sign up to use the pool and weight room on a per semester basis. There is a fee associated with this. The pool rules and regulations are posted in the facility. The pool may be reserved during vacant hours for special events. Swim lessons and aerobics classes are offered at a fee to LMU students and the community. Visit LMU’s website (Community/Swimming Pool) for current fees and activity schedules.