Where We Live

We take Jenga seriously.We take Jenga seriously.

Our residence halls provide around-the-clock opportunities for meeting new people, showing off mad video game skills, and creating an unforgettable college experience.

Welcome Home, Foresters!

Beyond enjoying the convenience of living and learning in the same space, students who choose to live on campus get more from their college experience. Growth happens when students actively contribute to the life of the College, engage in learning outside of the classroom, and develop life-long friendships! When a hall becomes your home, the possibilities are limitless. 

  • imageYou don’t have to walk very far to watch Lake Forest College home games!

    -Pulkit Diwan ’16
    lives in Roberts Hall 

    Students can cheer at their favorite Forester varsity sport.  Home athletic events are held on South Campus at the Recreation Center, Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, or Farwell Field.
  • image“I can utilize every resource here like taking help from friends, classmates, professors and tutors.”

    -Pulkit Diwan ’16
    lives in Roberts Hall 

    Lake Forest College has a Writing Center and Math Resource Center.  Both are conveniently located on Middle Campus and offer appointments in the evening.

     

  • image“My residence hall is not very big so I don’t feel at all lost or cutaway from the life around the College.”

    -Pulkit Diwan ’16
    lives in Roberts Hall 

    The average Resident Assistant at Lake Forest College has approximately 25 residents.  This allows small, tight-knit communities to develop within our residence halls. 

     

  • image“Whether I run into my professors in the student center or walk past a Senior 25 member, I feel a sense of connectedness to everything that is going on at my college.”

    -Erin Sully ’16
    lives in Harlan Hall 

    Every year, the College community nominates top leaders on campus who are then elected to the Senior 25.
  • image“Living on campus allows you to be involved in more things because your schedule is more flexible.”

    -Lexie Zaas ’14
    lives in Lois Durand Hall 

    The Gates Center supports over 50 student-led organizations varying in subjects such as service, academic, and Greek-letter.

     

  • image“The Roommate Agreement has shown me that simple, considerate acts go a long way and it makes me love my living situation!”

    -Erin Sully ’16
    lives in Harlan Hall 

    Each student living on campus signs a Roommate Agreement that establishes some rules for your room.
  • image“It may feel a little bit awkward at first to go down to the lounge in your building to strike up a conversation with someone, but it’s worth it in the end.”

    -Lexie Zaas ’14
    lives in Lois Durand Hall 

    Each residence hall on campus has a lounge that students can use for studying or socializing. 

     

Each hall is staffed with a Resident Assistant whose main function is to build community in the residence halls, assist students as they transition to college, and enforce college policies.  Additionally, Residence Life staff provide a variety of fun and educational events for students.

Living on campus allows students to participate in a wealth of activities including: football on the quad, ice cream socials, and late night conversations. Students hang out in the residence hall lounges watching The Big Bang Theory and playing the newest version of Halo. They also spend hours studying chemistry in the McClure lounge, getting math help from their neighbors, and discussing various majors and classes.  



Faculty Talks in Residence Halls