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. 

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Experience life at Lake Forest College with an immersive 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.

Admitted Students

Confirm your place at Lake Forest College today: submit your $200 deposit now.

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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 from schools on a limited basis. Please click here to submit a request. Contact our office at for more information. If you want to register for a personal visit, please click on first year student or transfer student below to submit that request.

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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.

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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.

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Summer Visit Days

Save your spot at one of our Summer Visit Days

We are excited to welcome our prospective first-year and transfer students and their families to campus for our Summer Visit Days. This experience gives a great overview of the Lake Forest College experience 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 their services and role in the student experience.

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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.

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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.

Campus Visit Resources