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Visit Campus

Make the most out of your campus visit whether it is virtually or in-person. We can customize your visit according to your interests.

COVID-19 Update

We are welcoming a limited number of visitors on campus, Monday through Saturday. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community and visitors. As a result, visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing throughout their visit as per guidance provided by the CDC and the State of Illinois. We are also asking visitors to submit a pre-visit symptoms questionnaire prior to arrival on campus. Tour guides will be assigned only one family per time slot to allow for the smallest possible number of people on each tour.

We will continue to offer virtual experiences that can be tailored to your interests. You can find the most up-to-date information for the College at

It pays to visit!

First-year and transfer students applying for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 who take part in a virtual visit or visit campus will receive $2,000 annually towards their cost of attendance at the College.

Domestic students are eligible for the visit grant. International students, please contact your admissions counselor to determine your eligibility for the visit grant. Students are eligible for the visit grant up until a deposit is made.

Now offering In-Person On-site Transfer Admission Appointments every Monday and 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.

Sign up for an in-person on-site transfer admission appointment here.

Can't make it? We also offer on-site admission appointments virtually Monday through Friday. Learn more here.

Explore Our Visit Options

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
• meeting with a professor
• talking with current students

Request a personal visit

Request a virtual 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
• meeting with a professor
• talking with current students

Click here for all of our transfer visit options.

Aerial view of campus

Summer Visit Days

Join us on campus for one of our Summer Visit Days and experience all Lake Forest College has to offer. This half-day program will include an overview of the College with a presentation on the admissions and financial aid processes, a tour of campus led by one of our current student ambassadors, and the opportunity to connect with various departments on campus to learn more about the student experience.

These visit days are available for both first-year and transfer students.

Learn more here.

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.

Upcoming Admissions Events

College Info Session

College Information Session

Looking for more information about Lake Forest College, but can't attend a virtual event? This video is for you! We've prerecorded this info session with our Associate Vice President of Admissions, Jackie Hoelfler, and current student, Yesenia Uribe '21, to offer you a more in-depth look at all the amazing opportunities Lake Forest has to offer our students. 

Meet Your Counselor

Your admissions counselor is here to guide you through the application process and help you decide if the College is the right fit for you. Learn more about your counselor and find a time to connect.