Fall Admitted Students

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is August 18-23, 2017!

Lake Forest College places a high value on welcoming students to the College community. Connecting students with each other and to the College while providing them with the resources they need to transition to campus life is a priority of our orientation program.

There is a lot going on during New Student Orientation, don’t miss a moment of it! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

9 a.m. - noon.: Residence Hall Move-In
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: ID Card Photos
Stuart Commons; Pierson Rooms

Students need to have their student ID photos taken during this time. IDs will be distributed Saturday from 11:45 a.m. - noon. near the Dining Hall.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: One Stop Shop
Mohr Student Center; Simpson Balconies and Skybox
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Barbeque Lunch on the Quad
Middle Campus; Stuart Commons Quad
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Forester Fest
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Forester First Parent and Family Orientation (English and Spanish Sessions)

Forester First Parent and Family Orientation is a program for parents of first-generation college students* designed to introduce important resources at Lake Forest College.
*Students for whom neither parent has received a bachelorís degree.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Fraternity and Sorority Open House

Join members of the Greek community to learn about our fraternity and sorority life on campus, the benefits of membership and the recruitment schedule.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Parent and Family Orientation: Student Affairs Session

Parents will meet the Student Affairs Senior Management Team and learn about campus life and how to help their students adjust to life at Lake Forest College.

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: President’s Welcome Dinner
Middle Campus; Stuart Commons Quad
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Break
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Student Meet Ups - Residential and Commuter Students
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Parent Welcome Reception

Relax and get to know other Forester parents over cocktails and appetizers following move-in and orientation. Compliments of the Parents Council.

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Playfair
Sports and Recreation Center

Get ready to meet all of the members of the incoming class in a unique and fun way.  

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Break-the-Ice Cream Social
Middle Campus; Stuart Commons Quad

Find your rhythm as a Forester and enjoy some ice cream sundaes with new friends.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Parent Breakfast with the Health and Wellness Center Staff

Parents will have breakfast with staff from Health and Counseling Services to learn about the resources available on campus.

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Parent and Family Orientation Session: Academic and Career Resources

Parents and family members will attend sessions to learn about the Lake Forest curriculum, academic resources, and career services. 

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Gates Center Welcome and Forester Guide Group Assignments
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor
10:30 a.m. - noon: Forester Guide Group Activities
Various Campus Locations
Noon - 2 p.m.: Information for International Students

This event is only mandatory for international students. Lunch will be provided.

Noon - 2 p.m.: Information for ISEP International Students

This event is only mandatory for incoming ISEP exchange students. Lunch will be provided.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Family Farewell Lunch
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall

Parents, family members and students are invited to enjoy lunch before parting ways.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Forester 101 and Campus Tour
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Block Party
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Break
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Featured Speaker
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor
9:30 p.m.: Late Night Social Program
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Sunday, August 20, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Dining Hall
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Forester Guide Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Dean Welcome 
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor
10 a.m. - noon: Orientation Workshops

You will attend workshops with your Forester Guide groups to learn about the expectations of being a Forester, share your story, and learn about how you and your classmates can contribute to the Forester community. You’ll meet staff from the Office of Intercultural Relations, the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth, and Public Safety.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall
1:30 p.m. - 5 a.m.: Envision Your Future and Y.O.U
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

This highly engaging afternoon will provide a chance to chart two types of courses. The Career Advancement Center and Center for Chicago Programs will help you envision your future and appreciate the resources offered by our proximity to Chicago. The Health and Wellness Center will give you tips and strategies to keep you and your friends safe and healthy!

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Forester Guide Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Featured Speaker: Drunk Sex or Date Rape
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Jeremy Inabinet, a nationally recognized speaker, will walk us through a case that you and your peers will serve on as a jury.  You will have the power to decide, was their encounter drunk sex or was it date rape? 

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Late Night Social Program 
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Monday, August 21, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons, Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: First Year Studies (FIYS)
See welcome materials for classroom locations

You will attend your first college course and meet with your FIYS class for the first time.

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Transfer Student Academic Orientation Workshop
Hotchkiss Hall, Meyer Auditorium

New transfer students will attend this workshop on transfer student services and academic expectations. 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Career Services for Transfer Students
Hotchkiss Hall, Meyer Auditorium

Attend this workshop specifically designed for students transferring in with sophomore or junior year status. Learn about internships, networking and career services to help you achieve your goals and be prepared for life after college.

11 a.m. - noon: Off-Campus Programs Information Session

The Office of Off-Campus Programs will explain off-campus program opportunities, both around the United States and globally.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Individual Advising Appointments
Your advisor’s office
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch
Stuart Commons, Gus & Margie Dining Hall
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Forester 102 and Community Standards

Students who do not have advising appointments or who are not attending workshops during this time will meet with their Forester Guide groups to attend these sessions.

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Target Runs
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Lake Forest Beach Bash
Lake Forest Beach

Enjoy an evening at the beach with a barbeque dinner. Play beach volleyball, take a paddle board out on the water, play lawn games, or just relax and enjoy the music as the sun sets over Lake Michigan. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons, Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall
Chicago Day with your FIYS Class

Join new classmates for a day in the Windy City! You will accompany your First-Year Studies class to Chicago for a chance to experience the cultural attractions the city has to offer, just a short train ride away.

Chicago Day for Transfer Students

Join Assistant Professor of Finance Stewart Foley for an architectural boat tour of Chicago. Cruise on the Chicago River. Students must sign up in advance at Monday’s Transfer Academic Orientation. 

Chicago Day for ISEP Exchange Students

Join your classmates for a day in the Windy City! You will accompany your ISEP group to Chicago for a chance to experience the cultural attractions and food specialties the city has to offer, just a short train ride away.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Forester Guide Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations

Meet up with your Forester Guide group and check in on the great day you had in Chicago followed by a great late night movie on the Quad.

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Late Night Movie: Wonder Woman
Middle Campus; Stuart Commons Quad

Grab a blanket and come out to the Stuart Commons Quad to watch a summer blockbuster! Popcorn, candy and beverages will be provided.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall
9:00 a.m. - noon: Service Trip to Feed My Starving Children
Meet in the Senior 25 Lounge

Join your classmates for a trip to serve in our community! We will travel to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville, IL, to help pack meals for children in need. Transportation is provided.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Individual Advising Appointments
Your Advisor’s Office
11 a.m. - noon: Services for Students with Disabilities Information Session
Donnelley and Lee Library; Room 221

Learn information about key academic support resources and how to receive accommodations in the classroom.

Noon - 1 p.m.: Campus Ecology Tour
Meet at Ravine Lodge
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Forester Guide Group Meeting 
Various Campus Locations
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Break 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Matriculation Ceremony
First Presbyterian Church

Be a part of a Lake Forest College tradition. President Schutt will welcome you at this official start to the academic year. You are now officially a Forester!

4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Matriculation Reception Hosted by Senior 25
Durand Art Institute

Join the members of Senior 25, a group of prestigious seniors honored for their academic and co-curricular achievements, as they host a reception for the incoming class.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Break 
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Late Night Social Program: Howl 2-Go Dueling Pianos
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Don’t pass up this unforgettable night out with fellow Foresters. We are bringing the famous musical comedy dueling piano experience from Howl at the Moon to the Mohr Student Center.  This interactive show will have you singing, dancing, shouting, and laughing as you celebrate the conclusion of New Student Orientation and the start of your academic journey in the classroom tomorrow morning.

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