Community Visitors

Welcome, Community Visitors

Take advantage of having a world-class college right in your backyard. Read below for information about working out at the College, cheering on the Forester athletic teams, and the many cultural, educational, and volunteer opportunities open to our community.  

Campus events open to the community

Many College events are open to the public. From intellectual lectures with interesting speakers to musical concerts and theater productions, our neighbors are welcome to join us on campus. Click here to see the latest events and register today.  

Continuing and adult education, summer programs, and courses for high-school students

Click here for more information.

Rental spaces

Looking to host a private party at Glen Rowan House or rent space on campus for a professional conference or meeting? Contact Kristen Nolan, Director of Conferences and Facility Rental at 847-735-6030 or email her at

Membership to the Sports and Recreation Center

The Sports and Recreation Center features a weight room, dance studio, running track, and swimming pool among other facilities. We offer a limited number of memberships to the community.  Learn more.

Spectator sports

Come on out to Lake Forest College athletic competitions and support the team! Our varsity teams compete in football, basketball, soccer, and handball among many other sports. Community members are always welcome in the stands and many join our F.A.N. Club. Click here for more about Forester athletics.

Art galleries

Want to see the work of leading artists but don’t want to take the drive down to Chicago? Visit the Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries in the Durand Art Institute on North Campus.

Lyrica, music and theater productions

Lake Forest College Lyrica concert series brings accomplished musicians from the Chicago area to campus each semester. Seasonal performances by our choirs, orchestra, and band are always open to the public. Our theater students present two productions every year. Learn more about their latest performance.