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Access Summer

Quick Guide for Summer Students

This guide is intended to provide new students with all of the information they need to get started at Lake Forest College. 



my.lakeforest is the college’s intranet. You will use it to register for classes, check grades, and many other things. Click here to view a guide to my.lakeforest. 


Moodle is a tool that you will use to communicate with your professors.

Transferring Credits

At Lake Forest College, credit is earned, recorded, and tallied by course rather than by semester credit hours. For the purposes of definition and transfer of credit, a Lake Forest course is valued at four semester credit hours or six quarter credits.


You will see the grades from your course(s) on your my.courses page of My.Lakeforest. But your home institution will want a formal transcript.  A visiting student who wishes to have the credit transferred to their home institution should go to our Request Transcript portal, which may be accessed here.


Classrooms for summer classes will be assigned one week prior to the start of class. Check here for classroom assignments as the summer term approaches. Just select the appropriate summer term from the pull-down menu. In some cases, you may need to click on the course code to get the full information.

Textbooks and the Bookstore

Textbooks for courses can be found at the campus bookstore site.

The bookstore is located downstairs in building 22 on the campus map. Here you can buy books for your classes, school supplies, Lake Forest College merchandise, and more. 

Campus Life

Dining Hall

The dining hall is located in building 22 on the campus map. For information about current hours and dining option visit this web page.

Sports and Recreation Center

The Sports and Recreation Center is building 35 on the campus mapClick here to learn more about the facilities and their hours. 


The library is a great resource. Check out our massive collections, use a computer or a printer, reserve a private study area, and much more. Click here to learn more about the library. 

Parking and Student ID

Parking on campus is limited and requires a permit. Upon arriving to campus on your first day, you should come directly to the Public Safety Center (building 41 on the campus map. ) to complete a vehicle registration card. For the complimentary parking permit, you will need to bring the original or a copy of your state-issued Vehicle Registration so we can verify ownership and confirm the car’s license plate number. A Photo ID card is issued to all students, this is also produced at the Public Safety Office. The office will need several minutes to complete the paperwork for the Parking Permit and the Photo ID. You will need the ID to use the Sport Center.