Lincoln Hall is located in West Campus at the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Lucinda Avenue. It is very close to the Evans Field House and the Campus Recreation Building. Lincoln Hall consists of four five-story wings, most rooms having double occupancy, using twin beds or bunks. There are two floors of suites (three rooms shared by four people). Lincoln Hall houses mostly freshmen and Academic Residential Program students.
Lincoln Hall current serves as the leader for the NIU Campus Recycling Pilot Program. The main lobby houses four blue Silhouette commingle recycling containers and four landfill (trash) black Silhouette containers. The Lincoln Hall gameroom houses a 49 gallon blue Glutton commingle recycling container.