Signature Events


The Office of Intercultural Relations is proud to offer several signature events that reflect a dedication to social justice, a commitment to inclusion, and pride in the rich cultural tapestry of Lake Forest College.

These events include: 

Global Fest


Global Fest is a community-wide program that celebrates the global cultures that are represented on the Lake Forest College campus. 

Open to all members of the College community, Global Fest is an opportunity to come together and explore, learn, and enjoy what it means to be part of the global community.  

When: Fall Semester

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Program


Each year, the Office of Intercultural Relations presents the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Program celebrating Dr. King’s life and legacy. 

Through a self-paced “gallery” in the Mohr Student Center and a formal program in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, this powerful event provides a variety of opportunities to learn about his life, hear his speeches, and also learn about non-violent action as a vehicle for social change. 

When: January

Soup and Stories


Soup and Stories is a one-hour workshop series that is dedicated to highlighting the personal, culturally-related experience of each particular presenter all while enjoying a soup lunch.   

There is no cost for the program.

When: Throughout the year

To nominate a Soup and Stories presenter please fill out our nomination form

Enough is Enough

Each year the Office of Intercultural Relations joins Public Safety, the Wellness Center and 200+ college campuses from across the country in a national anti-violence initiative called “Enough is Enough.”

Through various trainings and programs, students and staff are offered the opportunity to become powerful advocates, allies, and bystanders and challenged to make the campus a kinder and safer place for all.

When: Spring semester