COVID-19 precautions and policies are in place to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. Information can be found on our main COVID-19 page

Visit Campus

Visit a diverse, dynamic student community. Learn about cutting-edge programs and meet top-notch faculty. Experience a gorgeous wooded lakeside campus near the third-largest city in the United States. 

Can it get any better? Come and see for yourself. 

Experience life at Lake Forest College with an immesrive campus visit. We'll customize your experience to your interests so you get a sense of what your life could look like in the Forest. 

COVID-19 Update

Lake Forest College has lifted the masking mandate in indoor spaces across campus and has moved to a mask-optional policy. These changes are in line with the CDC guidance, including the guidance for institutions of higher education, and the Lake County Health Department. Masks are highly encouraged and may be required in certain situations. Please be prepared to put on a mask if requested by a Lake Forest College faculty or staff member while you are on campus.  You can find the most up-to-date information at lakeforest.edu/coronavirus.

Explore Our Visit Options

We offer several excellent options for first-year and transfer students to get an in-depth look into life at Lake Forest. You can visit campus in person by scheduling a personal visit, attending an open house event, taking a self-guided tour, or exploring campus from the comfort of your home by taking a virtual tour. 

We are currently offering group visits on a limited basis. Please click here to submit a request. Contact our Visit Coordinator, Jody Grube, for more information.

Students walking through the College gates

First-Year Student Visits

A visit could include:

  • campus tour
  • meeting with your admissions counselor
  • chatting with a coach
  • talking with current students
  • lunch in the Caf (admitted students)
  • sitting in on a class (admitted students)
  • professor chat (admitted students)

Request a personal visit

Please let us know how much time you can spend with us, and we will craft your visit to fit your time frame. We ask that you please schedule your visit at least 48 hours in advance.

Students on their laptops

Transfer Student Visits

A visit could include:

  • campus tour
  • specialty tours for the arts, sciences, and residence halls
  • meeting with your admissions counselor
  • on-site admission appointment
  • chatting with a coach
  • talking with current students
  • lunch in the Caf (admitted students)
  • sitting in on a class (admitted students)

Click here for all of our transfer visit options.

Aerial view of campus

Fall Visit Days

We’re hosting several Fall Visit Days where you can explore Lake Forest and get a glimpse into life as a Forester. Take a tour of campus, listen to an admissions and financial aid presentation, ask questions during a current student panel, and enjoy lunch in the “Caf”!

Register for a Fall Visit Day here.

student at speed networking evet

Lake Forest on the Road

Meet our admissions counselors out on the road as our first-year counselors attend high school visits and college fairs across the country and our transfer counselors visit our top local community colleges

Middle Campus residence hall

Self-Guided Tour

There’s no right or wrong way to see our campus. It’s beautiful any time of the year, and our small size makes it easy for students to get around. We’ve put together a short self-guided walking tour with some notable locations for you to experience campus when it’s convenient for you.

Click here to explore the tour.

student using VR headset

Virtual Tour

Explore the College from the comfort of your own home. Our interactive tour will walk you through all of our major buildings on campus and includes 360 photos of major spaces in each building as well. 

Explore our virtual tour here.

Now offering on-site transfer admission appointments every Wednesday

On-site admission is designed to take the stress out of the application process and waiting for an admission decision. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must submit a transfer application and official college and high school transcripts at least two business days before your scheduled chat. We do not charge an application fee and you can submit your transcripts with the application or have them sent to us separately. Your admission counselor may determine that additional information is needed to make an enrollment decision.

Campus Visit Resources