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Homecoming Schedule

Friday, October 7

Welcome Center and Check-In

9:00 AM–6:00 PM | Brown Hall

Stop by the Welcome Center when you arrive on campus to check in, pick up your schedule, and get some Forester gear.

Campus Tours

11:00 AM–Noon | Brown Hall, Lobby
3:00 PM–4:00 PM | Brown Hall, Lobby

Join Student Ambassadors for a tour of the Lake Forest College campus. All Foresters are welcome to join the tour, which will begin in the lobby of Brown Hall on Middle Campus.

Finding William Peyton: Early Black Presence at Lake Forest College

2:00 PM–3:30 PM | History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
Join Dr. Courtney P. Joseph, K. & H. Montgomery Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, and students for a lecture on the life and history of William Peyton, Lake Forest College's first Black graduate. 

Art Exhibit Grand Opening | Mark Hertzberg ’72: 50 Years of Photojournalism

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Durand Art Institute

Innovators in the Forest

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Donnelly and Lee Library, Oppenheimer Center

Join the Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to learn about entrepreneurship, innovation, and design thinking at Lake Forest College. The program will feature a conversation with current students and alumni.

State of the College

4:30 PM–5:30 PM | McCormick Auditorium

We’re bringing back the tradition; hear the first State of the College address delivered by President Baren. This event will be live streamed at

President’s Reception

5:30 PM–9:00 PM | Brown Hall

Meet President Baren at this informal reception before the bonfire. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Career Pathways Mixer

6:00 PM–7:30 PM | Brown Hall

Join the Gorter Family Career Advancement Center for a special mixer to network with current students, alumni, and friends within your Career Pathway community.

Music Concert

7:00 PM–8:00 PM | Gorton Community Center

The Department of Music invites you to celebrate music at Lake Forest College with performances from the Concert Band and Orchestra at the Gorton Community Center.


9:00 PM–11:00 PM | Middle Campus Quad

Celebrate with fellow Foresters at the Homecoming 2022 Bonfire on the Middle Campus Quad.

Saturday, October 8

Campus Tours

10:00 AM–11:00 AM | Brown Hall, Lobby
11:00 AM–Noon | Brown Hall, Lobby

Join Student Ambassadors for a tour of the Lake Forest College campus. All Foresters are welcome to join the tour, which will begin in the lobby of Brown Hall on Middle Campus.

Athletic Recognition Ceremony

10:30 AM–11:30 AM | Sports and Recreation Center, Tri-Court

Celebrate Foresters during a ceremony that honors this year’s Hall of Fame Inductees and F.A.N. Golden Whistle Award Recipient.  

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Shannon Clerkin Joerger ’05 (Women’s Basketball/Softball)
Tyler Canal ’07 (Men’s Ice Hockey)
Travis Clark ’12 (Men’s Basketball)
Kim Herring ’12 (Women’s Ice Hockey)

2022 F.A.N. Golden Whistle Award Recipient:

Sally Booy (Women’s Basketball)

Forester Walk

11:00 AM | North Campus to Halas Hall

It’s tradition! Cheer on the Football team as they walk from North Campus to Halas Hall.

Forester Fan Fest

Noon–4:00 PM | South Campus, Wasylik Field

Forester Fan Fest is back for all you Forester fans! Enjoy food trucks from John Durning's ’88 Pizzeria DeVille, Mickey Finn's, and Rainbow Cone with Foresters on South Campus.Reunions will have reserved tables for the Classes of 1972, 1997, 2012, 2017, and 2022.

Art Exhibit | Mark Hertzberg ’72: 50 Years of Photojournalism

1:00 PM–5:00 PM | Durand Art Institute

Football Game (vs. Illinois College)

2:00 PM–5:00 PM | Farwell Field

Cheer on the Foresters at the football game vs. the Illinois College Blue Boys. Additional programs for class or affinity reunions are included on the registration form.

Forest Fan Fest Tickets

Food and drink for Saturday's Forester Fan Fest will require tickets. In preparation for the event, you can purchase a ticket package through the registration form. You will receive your tickets at check-in. Tickets can also be purchased at the event.


Parkhurst Taco Bar Lunch - 2 tickets per person

Pizzeria DeVille - 1 ticket per slice of pizza

Mickey Finn's - 1 ticket per drink

Rainbow Cone - 1 ticket per dessert