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Fall Admitted Students

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is August 23-28, 2019!

Lake Forest College places a high value on welcoming students to the College community. Connecting students with each other and to the College, while providing them with the resources they need to transition to campus life, is a priority of our orientation program.

There is a lot going on during New Student Orientation, don’t miss a moment of it!

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Friday, August 23

9 a.m. - noon: Residence Hall Move-In
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: ID Card Photos
Stuart Commons; Pierson Rooms B & C

Get your ID photos taken during this time. IDs will be distributed Saturday before lunch in Calvin Durand Hall.

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: One Stop Shop
Mohr Student Center; Skybox and Balcony

Take care of any last-minute details with the Business Office, Registrar, and Financial Aid.  You may also meet with with representatives from Information Technology, Services for Students with Disabilities, the Bookstore, the Lake Forest Library, and local area banks.

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Forester Fest Picnic
Middle Campus Quad

Meet new people and enjoy some music while participating in games and activities. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be giveaways for the whole family to enjoy. In the event of inclement weather, the BBQ lunch will be moved to the Mohr Student Center.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Parent and Family Orientation Session: Forester First in the Family (English and Spanish)
Spanish; Lillard Science Center, Room 132
English; Lillard Science Center, Room 144

For parents of First-generation college students*. This session will introduce important resources at Lake Forest College. *Students for whom neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Fraternity and Sorority Open House
Buchanan Hall; Vail Commons

Join members of the Greek community to learn about our fraternity and sorority life on campus, the benefits of membership, and the recruitment schedule.

3 p.m.: Commuter Student Check-In
Stuart Commons; Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Parent and Family Orientation Session: Student Affairs
First Presbyterian Church

Meet the Student Affairs Senior Management Team and learn about how to help your students adjust to life at Lake Forest College.

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: President’s Welcome Dinner
Middle Campus Quad

Join President Schutt for our traditional Welcome Dinner. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be moved to the Mohr Student Center and the speaking program will not be held.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Community Gatherings
Residential Students: Your Residence Hall
Commuter Students: Deerpath Hall; Commuter Lounge
Transfer Students: Moore Hall; Multipurpose Room

Meet up with other members of your communities and make new friends.

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Parent Welcome Reception
Hilton Garden Inn: 26225 Riverwoods Blvd, Mettawa, IL 60045

Parents and family members are invited to come relax and meet other Forester parents at this casual reception. Compliments of the Parents Council.

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Playfair!
Sports and Recreation Center

Get ready to meet all of the members of the incoming class in a unique and fun way.

9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Break-the-Ice Cream Social
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

Find your rhythm as a Forester and enjoy some ice cream sundaes and music with new friends.

Saturday, August 24

7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Parent Breakfast with the Health and Wellness Center Staff
First Presbyterian Church; Lower level

Parents and family members will have breakfast with staff from the Health and Wellness Center to learn about their resources. This event is closed for students. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., the program will begin promptly at 8:15 am.

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Parent and Family Orientation Session: Academic and Career Resources
First Presbyterian Church

Learn about the Lake Forest College curriculum, academic resources, and career services. This event is closed for students.

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Orientation Kick Off!
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Orientation gets underway with a welcome from the Gates Center followed by orientation group assignments!

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Orientation Group Activities
Various Campus Locations
11:45 - noon: ID Card Pick Up
Stuart Commons; Senior 25 Lounge
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Family Farewell Lunch
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

Parents, family members, and students are invited to enjoy lunch before parting ways.

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Information for International Students
Hotchkiss Hall; Meyer Auditorium

Mandatory session for F1 International students only. Bring your passport, I-20 Form and I-94 Form.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Forester 101
Location: Check with your Forester Guide

Your Forester Guide will tell you what campus life is about and take you on a tour of the best spots on campus before joining the rest of the class at the Block Party.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Block Party
North Campus

North campus will come alive as we celebrate with music and outdoor activities. Enjoy some time with your fellow Foresters as we welcome you to the block.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Free Time!

Check with your Forester Guide or Resident Assistant to find out what’s happening on campus during this time.

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Featured Speaker: Darryl Bellamy
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Step out of your comfort zone and embrace the opportunity to make your community stronger, wiser, and more sensitive to each other’s needs.

9:30 p.m.: Mission IMPROVable Comedy Show
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

This fast paced and interactive comedy production lets the audience direct the show by yelling out themes and suggestions that will direct the show.

Sunday, August 25

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Welcome from the Dean of Students
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Andrea Conner, and Associate Dean of Students, Erin Hoffman will welcome you and share how the Dean’s office will support your learning outside of the classroom. You’ll learn about the Forester Five and the systems in place to help you succeed.

10 a.m. - noon: Orientation Workshops
Public Safety; Hotchkiss Hall; Meyer Auditorium
Office of Intercultural Relations; Calvin Durand Hall and Skybox
Gates Center; Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

You will attend workshops in your orientation groups to learn about the expectations of being a Forester, share your story, and learn how you can contribute to the Forester community.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break for Commuter Students
Glen Rowan House

Get to know fellow commuter students over lunch and learn helpful tips and tricks from current Lake Forest College commuter students.

1:30 - 3 p.m.: When College Isn’t Perfect and Community Standards
First Presbyterian Church and Mohr Student Center

The Health and Wellness Staff will give you strategies about how to overcome adversity successfully and stay healthy. Then, you will learn about the expectations of being a member of the Forester Family. You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

3 - 4 p.m.: Free Time!

Check with your Forester Guide or Resident Assistant to find out what’s happening on campus during this time.

4 - 5:30 p.m.: When College Isn’t Perfect and Community Standards
First Presbyterian Church and Mohr Student Center

The Health and Wellness Staff will give you strategies about how to overcome adversity successfully and stay healthy. Then, you will learn about the expectations of being a member of the Forester Family. You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break for Transfer Students
Glen Rowan House

Get to know fellow transfer students over dinner. Connect with new students and learn helpful tips and tricks from current Lake Forest College transfer students.

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Featured Speaker: Drunk Sex or Date Rape
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Jeremy Inabinet, a nationally recognized attorney, will walk us through a real court case and you and your peers will serve as jurors. You will have the power to decide, was their encounter drunk sex or was it date rape?

9 p.m.: Comedy Hypnosis Show
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Enjoy a fun-filled night with new friends over comedy, hypnotism and food!

Monday, August 26

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons, Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: First Year Studies Class (FIYS)
See welcome materials for classroom locations

Attend your first college course and meet with your FIYS class for the first time.

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Academic Services for Transfer Students
Hotchkiss Hall; Meyer Auditorium

A panel of faculty will discuss academic expectations and services for students.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Career Services for Transfer Students
Hotchkiss Hall; Meyer Auditorium

Learn about internships, networking, and career services to help achieve your goals and be prepared for life after college.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Individual Advising Appointments
Your Advisor’s Office
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break with your Forester Guides
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

1:30 - 3 p.m.: Envision Your Future and Forester 102
Mohr Student Center and Various Campus Locations

The Career Advancement Center and Center for Chicago Programs will help you envision your future and learn about Chicago resources. Then, your Forester Guide will share resources to help you be successful from your very first day of classes all the way to graduation. You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

3 - 4 p.m.: Free Time!
4 - 5:30 p.m.: Envision Your Future and Forester 102
Mohr Student Center and Various Campus Locations

The Career Advancement Center and Center for Chicago Programs will help you envision your future and learn about Chicago resources. Then, your Forester Guide will share resources to help you be successful from your very first day of classes all the way to graduation. You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Lake Forest Beach Bash
Lake Forest Beach

Enjoy an evening at the beach with a BBQ dinner. Play beach volleyball, take a paddle board out on the water, play lawn games, or just relax and enjoy the music at Lake Michigan.

Tuesday, August 27

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons, Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

Chicago Day Trip with your FIYS Class

Join new classmates for a day in the Windy City and experience the attractions Chicago has to offer!

Chicago Day Trip for Transfer Students
Stuart Commons; Senior 25 Lounge

Join other transfer students for a day in the Windy City and experience the attractions Chicago has to offer!

Chicago Day Trip for ISEP Students
Center for Chicago Programs Lobby

Join your ISEP classmates for a day in the Windy City and experience the attractions Chicago has to offer!

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations
8:30 p.m.: Movie Night - Booksmart
Sports and Recreation Center

Grab a blanket and join us on the turf field for a showing of Booksmart, the story of two best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night. Popcorn, candy, and beverages will be provided.

Wednesday, August 28

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: IT Help Desk Drop In Hours
Donnelley and Lee Library

Stop by the IT Help Desk for help with resetting your password, setting up your College email on your phone or laptop, setting up your printing accounts, or any other technology questions that you may have!

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Individual Advising Appointments
Your Advisor’s Office

9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Academic Workshops

Meet with Faculty from various departments to learn about academic options and requirements as well as involvement opportunities.

-Physics/Engineering; DO 221
-Pre-Health; LI 044
-Politics; YO 411
-Students Exploring Majors; LI 130
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Academic Workshops

Meet with Faculty from various departments to learn about academic options and requirements as well as involvement opportunities.

-Biology/Neuroscience; LI 044
-Education; BU 205
-Sociology and Anthropology; HO 205
-Theater; Hixon Hall Theater
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Academic Workshops

Meet with Faculty from various departments to learn about academic options and requirements as well as involvement opportunities.

-English; CA 108
-Legal Studies; YO 314
-Modern Languages and Literature; CA 102
-Music; RE Wood Lounge
-Religion; BU 200
11 a.m. - noon: Services for Students with Disabilities Information Session
Donnelley and Lee Library; Room 221

Learn information about academic support resources and how to receive accommodations in the classroom.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Information for International Students and ISEP Exchange Students
Hotchkiss Hall; Meyer Auditorium

Mandatory session for F1 International students and ISEP students.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Free Time!

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Matriculation Ceremony
First Presbyterian Church

Be a part of a Lake Forest College tradition as President Schutt welcomes you to this official start to the academic year. You are now officially a Forester!

4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Matriculation Reception
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Join the members of Senior 25, a group of seniors honored for their academic and co-curricular achievements, as they host a reception for the incoming class. Light refreshments will be served.

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Dueling Pianos
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

We are bringing the famous dueling piano experience to the Mohr Student Center! This interactive show will have you singing, dancing, and laughing as you celebrate the conclusion of New Student Orientation.


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