Welcome Parents and Families

Welcome to the Parent Gateway, where you will find relevant information to help you stay connected with Lake Forest College and your student. 

Latest News

  • The co-owner and Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, will deliver the 139th annual Lake Forest College Commencement Address on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Ravinia Festival Park, Highland Park, Illinois.
  • Last fall, the College embarked on a community approach to helping students find the best fit not only for their interests and skills, but also for the types of people they feel most comfortable with.
  • When Ravinia, the oldest outdoor music festival in the U.S., decided to expand its Sistema Ravinia orchestral music program to underserved youths in Lake County, they turned to Lake Forest College for help.
  • The fun-filled Family Weekend provides a great opportunity for families to experience their student’s college experience firsthand. 
  • Student Symposium—the highlight of student achievement for the academic year—marks its 20th anniversary in 2017. This year’s Symposium will be held on April 11.
  • In the past month, the College recognized Director of Athletics Jackie Slaats, also affectionately called Coach Slaats by student-athlete alumni, for her dedicated 30 years of service.