The Lebanon campus of McKendree University is located in a charming community of about 4,000 people with a downtown business district within easy walking distance
of the campus.
McKendree’s location is a blend of the rural and the urban. The 100-acre Lebanon campus is within 25 minutes of downtown St. Louis to the west and equally close to the popular Carlyle Lake outdoor recreation area to the east. McKendree students thus get the best of both worlds: the serenity and security of a small town – and the advantages of a large metropolitan area – career opportunities, cultural events and institutions, shopping, professional sports, and entertainment.
The Lebanon campus facilities blend well the past and the present. Two buildings – Old Main and Stevenson House, the official residence of the University president – are included in the National Register for Historical Buildings. Several other venerable campus buildings have been renovated in recent years to accommodate increased academic and administrative needs.
Our beautiful new all suite style residence halls are the most recent example of our commitment to providing high quality services to our students. We are also very proud of our newly remodeled and contemporary Ames Dining Hall as well as a remodeled full service café, and newly updated bookstore. The Marion K. Piper Academic Center (PAC), with state of the art, technologically equipped classrooms and offices, opened for classes in May 2000. The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts opened in Fall 2006 and provides a premiere venue for the performing arts. Our facilities support a living and learning community that is enthusiastic, vibrant and growing.