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Fall Admitted Students

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is August 24-29, 2018!

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!

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Friday, August 24

9 a.m. - noon: Residence Hall Move-In 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: ID Card Photos
Stuart Commons; Pierson Rooms A & B

Get your ID photos taken during this time. IDs will be distributed Saturday from 11:45 a.m. - noon in Calvin Durand Hall.

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: One Stop Shop
Mohr Student Center; Skybox and Balcony

Take care of any last minute details with the Business Office, Registrar, Financial Aid, Library and Information & Technology and Services for Students with Disabilities. 

11 a.m. - noon Resident Life Staff Meet and Greets
Lois: Lois Lounge (1st floor)
Nollen: Nollen Ballroom (3rd floor)
Harlan and Blackstone: Corner patio of the Mohr Student Center

Join us for refreshments! Meet other parents, staff from Residence Life  to learn about parent involvement opportunities.

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Forester Fest Picnic
Middle Campus Quad

Meet new people and enjoy some music while participating in games and activities. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be giveaways for the whole family to enjoy. 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Parent and Family Orientation Session: Forester First in the Family (English and Spanish)
Spanish; Hotchkiss 101
English; Hotchkiss, Meyer Auditorium

For parents of First-generation college students*.  The session will introduce important resources at Lake Forest College. *Students for whom neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Fraternity and Sorority Open House
Buchanan; Vail Commons

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

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Information for ISEP International Students
Stuart Commons; Center for Chicago Programs Lobby

Mandatory for incoming ISEP exchange students only. 

3:00 p.m.: Commuter Student Check-In
Stuart Commons; Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Parent and Family Orientation Session: Student Affairs
First Presbyterian Church

Meet the Student Affairs Senior Management Team and learn about how to help your students adjust to life at Lake Forest College.

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: President’s Welcome Dinner
Middle Campus Quad

Join President Schutt for our traditional Welcome Dinner. 

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Free Time!   
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Community Gatherings
Residential Students: Your Residence Hall
Commuter Students: Deerpath Hall; Commuter Lounge
Transfer Students: Moore Hall; Multipurpose Room

Meet up with other members of your communities and make new friends.

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Parent Welcome Reception
Hilton Garden Inn: 26225 Riverwoods Blvd, Mettawa, IL 60045

Parents and family members are invited to come relax and meet other Forester parents at this casual reception. Compliments of the Parents Council. Please RSVP here.

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.  

9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Break-the-Ice Cream Social
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall

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

Saturday, August 25 

7:30 a.m. - 9:45 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
First Presbyterian Church

Parents and family members will have breakfast with staff from the Health and Wellness Center to learn about their resources. This event is closed for students.

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

Learn about the Lake Forest College curriculum, academic resources, and career services. This event is closed for students.

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Orientation Kick Off!
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Orientation gets underway with a welcome from the Gates Center followed by orientation group assignments! 

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Orientation Group Activities
Various Campus Locations
11:45 a.m. - noon: ID Card Pick Up
Stuart Commons; Calvin Durand Hall
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. 

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Information for International Students
Hotchkiss; Meyer Auditorium

Mandatory session for F1 International students only.  Bring your passport, I-20 Form and I-94 Form.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Forester 101
Forester 101: Check with your Forester Guide

Your Forester Guide will tell you what campus life is about and take you on a tour of the best spots on campus before joining the rest of the class at the Block Party. 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Block Party
North Campus

North campus will come alive as we celebrate with music and outdoor activities. Enjoy some time with your fellow Foresters as we welcome you to the block. 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall 
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Free Time! 
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Featured Speaker: Darryl Bellamy 
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Step out of your comfort zone and embrace the opportunity to make your community stronger, wiser and more sensitive to each others needs.

9:30 p.m.: Chicago’s Best Improv Comedy Show 
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

You’ll be sure to enjoy this hilarious interactive show where two teams compete for your laughs in comedy scenes, songs and games based on your suggestions. 

Sunday, August 26

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Dining Hall 
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations 
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Welcome from the Dean of Students
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Learn about the Forester Five with a welcome from the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Andrea Conner. 

10 a.m. - noon: Orientation Workshops
Public Safety: Hotchkiss; Meyer Auditorium
Office of Intercultural Relations: Calvin Durand Hall and Skybox
Gates Center: Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

You will attend workshops with your Forester Guide groups to learn about the expectations of being a Forester, share your story, and learn how you can contribute to the Forester community. 

Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall 
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break for Commuter Students
Glen Rowan

Get to know fellow Commuter students over lunch and learn helpful tips and tricks from current Lake Forest College commuter students.

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Envision Your Future and Bouncing Forward
Mohr Student Center and First Presbyterian Church

The Career Advancement Center and Center for Chicago Programs will help you envision your future and learn about Chicago resources. The Health and Wellness Staff will give you strategies to stay safe and healthy!  You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Free Time!
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Envision Your Future and Bouncing Forward
Mohr Student Center and First Presbyterian Church

The Career Advancement Center and Center for Chicago Programs will help you envision your future and learn about Chicago resources. The Health and Wellness Staff will give you strategies to stay safe and healthy!  You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break for Transfer Students
Glen Rowan

Get to know fellow Transfer students over dinner.  Connect with new students and learn helpful tips and tricks from current Lake Forest College transfer students.

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.: Comedy Hypnosis Show
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Enjoy a fun-filled night with new friends over comedy, hypnotism and food!

Monday, August 27 

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons, Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall 
9 a.m. - 11:00 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.: Academic Services for Transfer Students
Hotchkiss; Meyer Auditorium

A panel of faculty will discuss academic expectations and services for students. 

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

Learn about internships, networking and career services to help achieve your goals and be prepared for life after college.  

11 a.m. - noon: Study Abroad Information Session
Donnelley and Lee Library; 221

The Global Engagement Office will explain study abroad opportunities, as well as exciting scholarship and fellowships to help you afford the experience.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Individual Advising Appointments
Your Advisor’s office 
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break with your Forester Guide
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Dining Hall 
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Forester 102 and Community Standards
Forester 102: Various locations: Check with your Forester Guide
Community Standards: Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Your Forester Guide will share resources to help you be successful from your very first day of classes all the way to graduation. Then you will learn about the expectations of being a member of the Forester Family.  You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Free Time!
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Forester 102 and Community Standards
Forester 102: Various locations: Check with your Forester Guide
Community Standards: Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

Your Forester Guide will share resources to help you be successful from your very first day of classes all the way to graduation. Then you will learn about the expectations of being a member of the Forester Family.  You will rotate through these sessions, follow instructions from your Forester Guide!

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Lake Forest Beach Bash
Lake Forest Beach

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

Tuesday, August 28

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

Join new classmates for a day in the Windy City and experience the attractions Chicago has to offer! 

Chicago Day Trip for Transfer Students
Stuart Commons; Senior 25 Lounge

Cruise on the Chicago River with an architectural boat tour of Chicago. Must sign up in advance at Monday’s Transfer Academic Orientation.  

Chicago Day Trip for ISEP Students
Center For Chicago Programs Lobby

Join your ISEP classmates for a day in the Windy City and experience the attractions Chicago has to offer!

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall 
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations 
8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Movie Night - Remember the Titans
Sports and Recreation Center

Grab a blanket and join us on the turf field for a showing of this fan favorite.  Popcorn, beverages and candy will be provided.

Wednesday, August 29

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Breakfast
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall   
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: IT drop in hours
Donnelley and Lee Library

Stop by the library for help with; resetting your password, setting up your college email on your phone or laptop, setting up your printing accounts, or any other technology questions you may have.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Individual Advising Appointments
Your Advisor’s Office 
 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Academic Workshops

Meet with Faculty from various departments to learn about academic options and requirements as well as involvement opportunities.

-Health Studies; LI 044
-Physics/Engineering; DO 221
-Politics; YO 411
-Sociology/Anthropology; HO 101
-Students Exploring Majors; YO 207

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Academic Workshops

Meet with Faculty from various departments to learn about academic options and requirements as well as involvement opportunities.

-Biology/Neuroscience; LI 044
-Education; BU 205
-Entrepreneurship/Innovation; HO 101
-History/Religion; YO 423
-Theater; Hixon Hall

11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Academic Workshops

Meet with Faculty from various departments to learn about academic options and requirements as well as involvement opportunities.

-English; CA 108
-Legal Studies; YO 314
-Modern Languages and Literature; CA 102
-Music; RE Wood Lounge

11 a.m. - noon: Services for Students with Disabilities Information Session
Donnelley and Lee Library; Room 221

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

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Information for International Students and ISEP Exchange Students
Hotchkiss; Meyer Auditorium

Mandatory session for F1 International students and ISEP students. 

Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Orientation Group Meetings
Various Campus Locations 
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Free Time! 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Matriculation Ceremony
First Presbyterian Church

Be a part of a Lake Forest College tradition as President Schutt welcomes you to 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
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor 

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

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Dinner Break
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall 
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Dueling Pianos
Mohr Student Center; Main Floor

We are bringing the famous musical comedy dueling piano experience to the Mohr Student Center!  This interactive show will have you singing, dancing, and laughing as you celebrate the conclusion of New Student Orientation.

 

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