Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls (LAR)


Home to the Scholars Community, Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls (Leonard and Shelden) offer a quiet, friendly, laid-back community. These Urbana North halls have dining on-site, and if you eat vegan, vegetarian or Kosher, you’ll never even have to leave your building to find dining options that fit your needs. As the weather gets colder, that’s a huge plus. LAR hosts the Scholars Community. A bonus: LAR is one building away from one of campus’ recreation centers and right next door to McKinley Health Center. 

General Information

Room Types:

  • Doubles
  • Singles

Bathroom Type:

  • Community
  • Bathroom 360 Tour Videos


  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • In-hall Dining
  • MTD Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Study Lounges
  • Computer Lab    
  • Music Practice Rooms

Specialty Dining

  • Field of Greens (Vegetarian and Vegan)  
  • Kosher Kitchen (Certified Kosher Food)


  • Scholars Community

Hall Groups

  • Residence At Large
  • Eusa Nia


Front Desk: 217-333-0200
Leonard Hall
1003 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Resident Director:
Shelden Hall
1005 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Resident Director:

During the academic year when students are present, the front desk will be open from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m. When the front desk is not staffed, students can still call the front desk number. The call will be answered by a calling service able to help with general questions and emergencies and assist students who may have lost their i-card and be locked out of their building and room.

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