2023 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend attendees


As an alum of Lake Forest College, you're a Forester forever!

No matter where you are now or what you're doing, you'll always be welcome in the Forest and part of a community of 15,000 alumni. Take a look around at what your fellow alumni are up to, what exciting things are happening on campus, and how to get involved. We hope to see you soon.

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2023 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend packed with memories

Our Forester community, from alumni and current students to community members and faculty and staff, came together to help make 2023 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend incredibly special. We had a schedule packed with unforgettable events, delicious food trucks, and enough memories and smiles to last us until next year.

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2024 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is October 4 — 5, 2024.

Every person I have met through Lake Forest College has been welcoming. The community aspect tied with small class sizes and professors, staff, and fellow students who wanted to see you succeed is something I will forever be grateful for.
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Joe Ferguson '81 begins role as President of the Civic Federation

According to Joe Ferguson '81, he ended up at Lake Forest College by accident. It was a happy accident, though, as his experience at the College prepared him for immense success in his career, from working as an attorney to serving as the Inspector General of Chicago for 12 years, and now working as the president of the Civic Federation. While Ferguson has had a long and impressive career that has prepared him well for success in this new role, he attributes his education at Lake Forest College for teaching him to believe in the importance of local government in major cities and the need to keep fighting for change even in the face of extraordinary difficulty.

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New rankings are out!

Wall Street Journal ranked Lake Forest College the best liberal arts college in the Midwest and #27 on its list of the Top 100 Colleges.

The New York Times recognized Lake Forest College as #13 of  the Top Colleges with the Greatest Economic Diversity.

U.S. News & World Report ranked lake Forest College #1 for Social Mobility.

Give to Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College alumni know the power of a Forester education. To maintain the high-quality curriculum and transformative experiential learning opportunities we are so proud of, we need the support of generous donors. No matter the size of your donation, you are positively impacting students. 

Lake Forest College let me do everything I dreamed of. I've carried that into my life after Lake Forest College as well, maintaining my drive to pursue everything I want. I never feel stuck or handcuffed to one thing — I feel confident I can go after whatever goals I want, whether they're personal or professional.

We're here for you

The College aims to be a resource for our alumni even beyond graduation. The Gorter Family Career Advancement Center provides resources for alumni through Handshake, newsletters with open job opportunities and upcoming webinars, access to virtual or in-person appointments with a career advisor, and more. 

Get involved

We love connecting with our Forester alumni. Whether you visit campus, mentor a student, support a student scholarship, or let us know what news you want to see, engaging with your Forester community is as easy as clicking a button.

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Contact Information

Office of Advancement

555 North Sheridan Road, North Hall


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.