Fall Admitted Students

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is January 15-16, 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’s a lot going on during New Student Orientation, don’t miss a moment of it! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Residence Hall Move-In

Pick up your residence hall key and move into your room.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: ID Photos and Parking Permits
Public Safety, South Campus Apartment #26

Stop by Public Safety and get your student ID photos taken during this time.

4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Spring 2017 New Student Check-In
Stuart Commons, Senior 25 Lounge

Stop by the Senior 25 Lounge to check-in, pick up Orientation materials and get free Lake Forest College swag! 

5 p.m.: President’s Welcome Dinner
Stuart Commons, Calvin Durand Hall

Enjoy a casual dinner hosted by President Stephen D. Schutt.

6 p.m.: Campus Resources: Diversity, Community and Wellness
Stuart Commons, Calvin Durand Hall

A panel of staff from the Office of Intercultural Relations, Health and Wellness Center, Gates Center, Public Safety and Residence Life will share information about important campus resources and answer questions from students and parents.

7 p.m.: Family Farewell
Mohr Student Center, Skybox

Parents, family members, and students are invited to enjoy one last get-together before parting ways.

Monday, January 16, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons, Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: New Student Check-In
Stuart Commons, Gates Center 

Any student who did not check-in on Sunday can check-in and pick up Orientation materials before heading to the Welcome session.  

9 a.m.: Welcome
Stuart Commons, Skybox
9:30 a.m.: Campus Resources: Student Success Resources, Career Advancement and LIT

Join staff from the Learning and Teaching Center, the Career Advancement Center, and the Library and Information Technology as they share important campus resources related to your academic and career goals.

11:30 a.m.: Faculty Panel
Stuart Commons, Skybox

Meet a team of Lake Forest College professors to learn about the College’s curriculum, academic expectations, classroom etiquette and more.

12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Off-Campus Program

This is your first excursion at Lake Forest College! We will travel off campus to have lunch and play trivia before resuming the day. Transportation is provided.

3 p.m.: Student Panel
Stuart Commons, Skybox

Get tips and advice from current students on how to be successful at Lake Forest College. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

4 p.m.: Forester Guide Group Meeting
Various Locations
4:30 p.m.: MLK Holiday Program
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus


Schedule is subject to change.  Please check back for updates.

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