The main campus of Lewis University is located in the heart of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, a fascinating part of Americas history in the development of Northern Illinois.
adjacent to Lewis University) was established as a community on the slopes
of the Des Plaines river valley in 1836. Active development occurred with
the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which was designed
to provide a crucial water link from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi
a few years of the canal opening in 1848, the railroad followed the
path established by the I&M Canal, and Lockport was passed by
as Chicago became the main rail terminus. Without the canal, however,
it is unlikely that Chicago would have become the major city it has.
opportunities for all students to complete internships in their chosen professional
field. Also, Lewis offers several degree programs in an online format to allow students an option to learn when and where they wish.