Homecoming

Homecoming Weekend 2016

Oppenheimer Lecture
Thursday 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church
Temple Grandin, animal welfare advocate and autism activist, will present the College’s Edward H. Oppenheimer lecture, “Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach,” to kick off Homecoming Weekend. More info >>

Platinum & 1857 Society Luncheon
Friday 12-1:30 p.m., Calvin Durand Hall
Alumni from the Classes of 1965 and prior and members of the 1857 society are invited to this special annual luncheon celebrating Forester legacies and traditions, compliments of the College. Optional guided campus tour to follow.

Soup and Stories
Friday Noon, Mohr Student Center Skybox
Chemistry professor Elizabeth Fischer ’72 will speak about the transformation of the College through her eyes as a student, alumni and faculty member. Soup lunch provided at no cost. More info >> 

Campus Walking Tours
Friday 11 a.m. 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. depart from Welcome Center
Campus guests, alumni, parents, and friends are invited for a walking tour of campus and sneak peek at the new Science Facility with special commentary by guest tour guides from the Alumni Board. More info >> 

Reunion Golf
Friday 3 p.m., Deerpath Golf Course
Gather a foursome and enjoy fun, casual golf together to kick off the weekend. Limited number of tee times available. Contact Suzanne Nyren nyren@lakeforest.edu for availability. 

Chemistry Guest Lecture and Professor William Martin Celebration
Friday beginning at 4 p.m., J300 Science Center 3rd floor
Guest lecturer Alex Grenning ’07, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Florida, will present his scientific content as a 4:15 seminar for students and alumni followed by a reception for retiring chemistry professor William Martin. As usual, come enjoy refreshments starting at 4 pm. 

Ceremonial Beam Signing
Friday 4:30 p.m., Science Center

Donors to the facility are invited to join in a ceremonial beam signing alongside President Schutt and the Board of Trustees.  

ACCESS | Campaign Launch Event
Friday 5-7 p.m., Calvin Durand Hall
Join President Schutt and the Board of Trustees for a complimentary cocktail reception to officially launch the public phase of a comprehensive fundraising campaign to make major, strategic investments that will strengthen access for students. More info >>

Class of 1968 Reunion
Friday 6:30 p.m., Gorton Center Lake Forest
Join members of the Class of 1968 and surrounding classes for a special pre-50th reunion dinner  and celebration.

Class of 1966 50th Reunion
Friday 6:30 p.m., Glen Rowan House
Members of the Class of 1966 and their guests are invited to a special dinner and celebration, compliments of the College. 

Outdoor Movie and Bonfire
Friday 7 p.m., Middle Campus Quad
We will be showing Columbia Pictures 2016 summer blockbuster Ghostbusters 2016 on the Middle Campus Quad during the bonfire and as a lead in to the fireworks and fireside performance by Mitch Clark.  Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in. Movie theatre snacks will be provided at no cost.

24th Annual John and Katherine Covington Memorial Art Exhibit featuring Sam Jaffe
Friday 7-9 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m., Durand Art Gallery, North Campus

Dessert and champagne gallery opening reception Friday at 7 p.m. More details to follow. 

Volleyball
Sports Center, South Campus
Friday 7 p.m. vs. Cornell
Saturday 1 p.m. vs. Grinnell
More info >>

Class of 2011 5th Reunion
Friday 7:30 - 9 p.m., Drumbar, Chicago
Class party open to members of the class of 2011 and guests at Drumbar includes heavy appetizers and an open bar. More info >>

Faculty Celebration Breakfast
Saturday 8:30 a.m., Stuart Commons
See, celebrate, and recognize your some of your all-time favorite faculty and staff. More info >>

Athletic Recognition Ceremony
Saturday 10-11 a.m., Calvin Durand Hall
Join us as we honor our 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: David Bleitner ’05, Katie McCants ’03, Melissa Stevenson ’06, and Joe Zemaitis ’02, and F.A.N. Impact Award recipient Paula Dau ’58. More info >>

Cross Country Reunion
Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m., meets at Sports Center, South Campus
Meet up at the Sports Center for a morning run in Lake Forest, followed by the Breakfast of Champions, parade, and family-friendly gathering in Fan Fest. More info >>

Women’s Tennis
South Campus tennis courts
Saturday 9 a.m. vs. Illinois College
Saturday 3 p.m. vs. Monmouth
Sunday 2 p.m. vs. Knox
More info >>

Homecoming Parade
Saturday 11:30 a.m., along Sheridan Road
Join us for this long-standing Homecoming tradition.

WMXM Reunion
Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., WMXM Radio
The radio station will become a gathering space for alums of all ages to do small amounts of radio broadcasting between 11-5 pm (20 minutes per small group), followed by food and drink reception in Reid Lounge beginning at 5 pm.

Spike Gummere Celebration
Saturday 11:30-1 pm, Tiernan Trophy Room
Join us as we honor Spike Gummere for his nearly 50 years of service to Lake Forest College. More info >>

Fan Fest
Saturday 11:30 - 5:00 p.m., South Campus
Lively festival area for all students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. Live music on the main stage from Modern Day Romeos followed by Dueling Pianos. Fun, free kids area with bounce houses, face painting, caricaturist, balloon artist and more. No outside beverages permitted. Outside food and small coolers are permitted, and only commercially available grills. No cost to enter. Picnic lunch, beer, wine, and beverages available for purchase on site. F.A.N. Club and Loyalty Circle members can pick up their complimentary food and drink tickets at registration. 

Class of 1996 reunion
Saturday Noon-2, Fan Fest
Members of the Class of 1996 are invited back for a family-friendly reunion during Fan Fest, and post-football game gathering at the Lantern. More info >>

Class of 2016 reunion
Saturday Noon, Fan Fest
Members of the Class of 2016 are invited back for a special 0 Year Reunion during Fan Fest. Young Alumni Loyalty Circle members will receive their complimentary food and drink tickets at registration.

Lake Forest Architectural Tours
Saturday 1 p.m., 2 p.m. meet at Bookstore
Emeritus College archivist and Lake Forest historian Art Miller leads a trolley tour of Lake Forest. 

Football Game vs. Ripon 
Saturday 2 p.m. Farwell Field 
Join more than 1,000 Foresters for a spirited Homecoming tradition. $5 admission. More info >>

President’s Reception
Saturday 3-5 p.m., Halas Hall Dau Room
Loyalty Circle and F.A.N. Club members only. Tickets can be picked up at registration.

Class of 1991 25th Reunion
Saturday 6-9 p.m., Private Home, Lake Forest
Special celebration for members of the class of 1991 and surrounding classes and guests at the home of a local alum. More info >>

Class of 1986 30th Reunion
Saturday 6-9 p.m., Libertyville
Dinner and cash bar at Pizzeria Deville for members of the class of 1986 and guests. More info >> 

Class of 1981 35th Reunion
Saturday 6-8 p.m., Market House, Lake Forest
Special gathering at Market House open to members of the class of 1981 and guests includes food and drinks. More info >> 

Class of 1966 Reunion Dinner
Saturday 6:30 p.m., Nite ‘N Gale, Highwood
More info >> 

Class of 1976 40th Reunion
Saturday 5:30 p.m., Glen Rowan House
Gathering, drinks, and dinner open to members of the class of 1976 and surrounding classes and their guests. More info >> 

Class of 1971 45th Reunion
Saturday 5:30 p.m., Glen Rowan House
Gathering, drinks, and dinner open to members of the class of 1971 and surrounding classes and their guests. More info >> 

Class of 2001 15th Reunion
Saturday noon-2 in Fan Fest, followed by Lantern post-game gathering
Gathering for members of the class of 2001 their families, and guests, featuring live music, food, drinks. More info >>

Silent Film
Saturday 7:30-9 p.m., Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel
Max Linder’s 1921 “Seven Years Bad Luck” with live musical accompaniment scored by Don Meyer and Danny Robles ’19, Richter Scholar, performed by an alumni ensemble.

Class of 2006 10th Reunion
Saturday 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mohr Student Center Skybox
Cocktail party for members of the class of 2006 and their guests to celebrate 10 years. More info >> 

Pre-purchase weekend ticket package $20
Includes $10 worth of Fan Fest drinks, Fan Fest lunch ticket, and Football game ticket. Tickets also available on site, cash, credit flex accepted $12 lunch, $5 Football.