Urbana, Illinois: College Lincoln's Lucky Nose

The Abraham Lincoln bust in the foyer stairs of Lincoln Hall is said to deliver temporary academic performance boosts for University of Illinois students who rub his nose.

University of Illinois,

Address:
702 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL
Directions:
University of Illinois, Lincoln Hall, on S Wright St. at E. Chalmers St. Bust is in the foyer main stairs.
Hours:
Public access may be restricted. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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College Lincoln's Lucky Nose

Very nice campus, and we were able to get into the building on a Saturday night. My sister is a student, so she was able to get us there easily.

[Janelle, 02/18/2020]

Perhaps your ease of access and good fortune involved a little...Lincoln nose rubbing? Mmm?

Lincoln's Lucky Nose.

College Lincoln's Lucky Nose

On the campus of the University of Illinois, in Lincoln Hall, there is a bust of Abe. His head sits in a staircase. As students head up the stairs, to their class, it is a tradition to rub Abe's nose for luck. A lot of luck must be needed, as Abe's nose is very shiny.

[Doug Dirr, 07/15/2014]

The luck specifically targets academic test results. Next to the building is The Eternal Flame (Class of 1912 Memorial), where a romantic kiss is supposed to forever bind couples.

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