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Move-in and Orientation

Updates for Fall 2017 families coming soon!

Make plans to attend New Student Orientation—Mid August 

Whether a first-year student or transfer, living on campus or at home, New Student Orientation is where your students will meet their classmates and learn all about their new life as a Forester. It’s a must-attend experience!

New Student Orientation includes events for parents through lunchtime on Saturday. 

Move-in Day—Mid-August

Move-in for most students (except for fall athletes and First Connection students) begins in mid-August. Final dates will be announced early summer. Fellow Foresters will be on hand to help you move into your new home. If you’re looking for a list of what to bring (and what not to bring) you can explore that online.

Wednesday, October 10

  • Ruth Winter Lecture with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.:
    Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus
    Dr. Heather Ann Thompson
    Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, a Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize-winning author and historian, will deliver the Ruth Winter Lecture on Wednesday, October 10.

Thursday, October 11

  • Oppenheimer Lecture: Happiness Expert Daniel Gilbert
    7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.:
    First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest
    Dan Gilbert
    Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard psychologist, author of the international best-seller Stumbling on Happiness, and host of the PBS television series This Emotional Life, will deliver the 2018 Oppenheimer Lecture on Thursday, October 11.