Access Chicago

One of the first things you do when you get to campus is take a trip to Chicago.One of the first things you do when you get to campus is take a trip to Chicago.

Experience the “best of both worlds” at Lake Forest College. Live and attend classes on our picturesque campus, then “escape” for a fun-filled day or night in Chicago.

Located 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College is roughly an hour’s commute from the city. The Metra rail line, located in downtown Lake Forest, is a 15-minute walk from campus, where trains run approximately 25 times per day, easily transporting students to (and from) the city.

Center for Chicago Programs

The Center for Chicago Programs, located in the Mohr Student Center, is the campus hub for all Chicago-related programming. Providing help with itineraries and transportation, bringing Chicago-area speakers and performers to campus, sponsoring various course-related field trips to the city, and so much more, the Center is your “one-stop-shop” for all things Chicago.

Living In The Loop

Through our Lake Forest College In The Loop residential program students spend a semester living, taking courses, and completing an internship at the College’s Chicago campus. Students reside on the seventh (top!) floor of Hostelling International-Chicago, which is located in the South Loop, the heart of Chicago’s thriving education district.

Latest News about Chicago

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    Molly Gottfreid ’16 landed a picture perfect internship at The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the most-visited art museums in the world.
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    Nearly 400 new students explored the city of Chicago and all it has to offer during Orientation.
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    New incoming students walked to the train station in downtown Lake Forest Tuesday morning to embark on the annual Chicago Day trip, August 25.