Founded in 1962 as Marymount College, a women’s junior college founded by the religious order of the Sacred Heart of Mary has developed into a individualized, innovative and international university known today as Lynn University.
Dr. Donald Ross, president of a college in Delaware, came to the school to purchase library books and witnessed the downfall of the institution financially. He was inspired by the Marymount’s student’s efforts to keep the school going. In 1971 Dr. Donald E. Ross was named President of the college after not only purchasing the library books, but the entire college. By 1974 the name of the school was officially changed to the College of Boca Raton.
By 1986 it was transformed from a two-year school to a four-year college with an accredited master’s program. In 1991 the name changed again and became Lynn University to reflect the increasing global nature of its mission, to demonstrate the growth of its programs as well as its academic accreditation and to honor the Lynn family, distinguished benefactors.
Lynn University is located on a beautiful tree-lined campus. Architecture is very clean and modern, with almost all the classes equipped with the latest technology. With 123 landscaped acres and seven freshwater lakes, it's common to see students studying outside year-round. Lynn has a state of the art fitness center, complete with an outdoor tennis court and baseball field.
Lynn University is located in beautiful Boca Raton, FL. Campus is just three miles away from the beach and only minutes from West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Boca Raton is not your typical college town, but it definitely is swarming with college students. Located seconds from Lynn’s campus is Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Community College; in other words there is always something going on.
One popular local hot spot includes all of Mizner Park’s restaurants and bars. Not only does living in South Florida provide ample nightlife options, but it offers so many great opportunities. Lynn is in close proximity to three international airports, two seaports and driving distance to Disney World and the Florida Keys.
KOR’s Holiday Gala: Every December (since 1987) the Knights of the Roundtable have hosted the annual Gala; a night for the University community to dress up and come together for good music, food, and drinks. It typically has been held at a hotel for students to experience the tradition all night long.
RA Challenge: In its 20th year, RA Challenge has been a day full of events where each Residence Hall competes against each other to win prizes and ultimately take home the trophy.
Founders Day: Founders Day is one of Lynn’s newest traditions. It has become a day for the entire Lynn Community and beyond to come together for an evening that typically includes a barbecue dinner and activities like inflatable games, face painting and a live band... make sure you wear your Blue and White.
Katy Adams ’03, Emmy Award-winning journalist, Special Projects/Planning Producer, WTTG- FOX 5, Washington, D.C.
Stephen Ames ’86, pro golfer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Brian Lichorowic ’84, Internet entrepreneur and CEO, Audiopoint Inc., Fairfax, Va.
Robert Nelson ’94, president and owner, Edwards-Freeman Nut Co., Consohocken, Pa.
Gerald Rittenberg ’76, CEO, Amscan Holdings Inc., Elmsford, N.Y.
Jassen Todorov ’98, director, School of Music and Dance, San Francisco State University
Lynn plays NCAA Division II in the Sunshine State Conference. Lynn University teams have won 19 National Titles and 21 Sunshine State Conference Titles. Lynn offers Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Golf and Women’s Golf.
Lynn also offers a wide variety of club and intramural sports including Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer and Rugby, to name a few. The Campus Recreation Department hosts athletic events throughout the year like Mud Volleyball, Pool Tournaments and Wacky Sports Days.
Big Lu (the mascot) is your ‘homeboy.’
Since spring 2009 Lynn Athletes have won 19 National Championships; and they are hungry for more!
Thursday nights are like holidays at Lynn. Everyone is doing something.
Squirrels and wild life on campus love French Fries and will probably try to eat lunch with you on the Lakeside Patio.
Word-of-mouth sometimes travels faster than email.
About 50 percent of Lynn students live on campus. Students are required to live on campus their first two years in school. Lynn has 5 residence halls on campus and two of them are predominately for first year students, one is predominately for upperclassmen students and the remaining two are a mix of Conservatory of Music students, athletes and an all-class mix of students.
There definitely is not a ‘bad’ dorm to live in, but deHoernle and Freiburger are some of the oldest dorms on campus. They have recently been renovated. E.M Lynn is by far the nicest dorm on campus as it is the newest hall built. All residence halls are coed. Buildings with community bathrooms are coed by floor and buildings with private bathrooms have men and women living on the same floor.