About McKendree University

McKendree University offers students many ways to make their mark on the world, with 50 undergraduate majors and co-curricular activities including study abroad, debate, marching band, community service, campus ministries and Greek life. Our Bearcat student-athletes compete in 26 men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division II, and the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts is southern Illinois’ finest performing arts venue. Our reputation for high quality education in a friendly, nurturing environment is well known and nationally recognized. Total enrollment is over 3,000, with a 236-acre campus in Lebanon, Illinois near downtown St. Louis, and centers in Louisville and Radcliff, Kentucky.

Student Competition

McKendree's Avidity Winter Guard Celebrates Its Success

The Avidity Winter Guard of McKendree University is celebrating its recent success, with the Independent Open Guard and the A Guard taking silver medals at two important competitions. In just a few years of existence, Avidity has risen from newcomer status to among the world's best and put McKend...

6 days ago
Drama or Musical Achievement

McKendree Theater Department Presents "Blithe Spirit" March 27-30

The cast and crew of "Blithe Spirit" bring Noel Coward's otherworldly classic English comedy to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts for four performances, March 27-30.

22 days ago

Students Learn Leadership the Disney Way

The Walt Disney Company shared management and leadership strategies with McKendree University students at a conference held in Orlando over spring break.

28 days ago
Community Service

Students Build Swing Sets for Tornado-Affected Families

Twenty McKendree University students spent their spring break outdoors in snowy central Illinois, assembling swing sets for families affected by the November 2013 tornado. The students volunteered for "Hope Swings in Washington," a mission project sponsored by the United Methodist Church.

29 days ago
Dean's List

McKendree University Fall 2013 Dean's List

McKendree University announces the Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester. To be eligible, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.60 or higher for the term.

3 months ago