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Welcome Parents and Families

Please plan to join us for Family Weekend on February 18 and 19, 2022.

Schedule of Events


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Family Weekend Events

Registration Welcome Center

Friday 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mohr Student Center 

As you arrive in Lake Forest, stop by our Welcome Center located in the Mohr Student Center on Middle Campus. Enjoy light refreshments while picking up information on all of the weekend’s events and picking up your name tags. Our staff will be there to answer questions and to assist you to create plans for an amazing weekend. 

Family Campus Tours and Facility Open Houses

2 to 4 p.m.
Throughout Campus

New spaces have made exciting changes to the campus of Lake Forest College. This is your time to see them! Join us to tour the new Brown Hall, the Negaunee Greenhouse in the Lillard Science Center, the Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and updates to Halas Hall.

Forester Legacy Reception

3:30 p.m.
Brown Hall, Tarble Room

Students with parents who also attended Lake Forest College are invited to attend a special reception sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Be sure to stop by the join the fun! 

Parent and Family Welcome Reception

4 p.m.
Brown Hall, Tarble Room

All Forester families should make sure to join us for the Parent and Family Welcome Reception featuring a warm welcome from President Schutt, mix and mingle with College faculty and staff, as well as featured student entertainment.

Forester Women’s Ice Hockey

4 to 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Ice Rink

Come cheer on the Foresters and Head Coach Jennifer Wilson as they take on the Marian University Sabres. Look for extra Forester gear and fun for our Forester families.

Parent Information Sessions

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Mohr Student Center

Career Advancement

Please join us for free coffee and pastries while enjoying a presentation by our award winning Career Advancement Center. After the presentation chat with a representative from the Career Advancement team and make sure your student is on the right track.  

Global Engagement

Come see what Global Engagement has to offer to our students. Learn more about our academic and co-curricular programming, get answers to your questions about study abroad and financial aid, and meet our Global Engagement team.

Dean of Students

Dean of Students Andrea Conner welcomes parents and family members to a ‘Coffee with the Deans’ chat about campus life and support.

Academic Departments

Members of our faculty will be on hand to answer questions about specific majors, curriculum, and requirements for our fields of study.

Chili Bar and Family Fun with Boomer

Noon to 2 p.m.
Sports and Recreation Center
Tiernan Trophy Room

Stop in to pick up your Family Weekend gift and to enjoy a delicious Chili Bar. This event will also feature an opportunity for family photos with Boomer the Bear as well as more Forester Fun.

Senior and Family Day at Forester Men’s Basketball

1 to 2 p.m.
Sports and Recreation Center

Men’s Basketball will celebrate our seniors and welcome families during the game against the Grinnell. Come cheer on the Foresters and enjoy family Forester fun.

Family Day at Forester Men’s Lacrosse

1 to 2 p.m.
Sports and Recreation Center

Lacrosse will celebrate and welcome families for the game against Carroll.

Senior and Family Day at Forester Women’s Basketball

3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sports and Recreation Center

Women’s Basketball will celebrate our seniors and welcome families during the game against the Grinnell.

Family Day at Women’s Ice Hockey

4 to 5:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Ice Rink

Come enjoy Women’s Ice Hockey and Forester family fun during Family Day. Go Foresters!

Coming to Family Weekend


Frequently Asked Questions

When can I register to attend Family Weekend?

Registration is now open for Family Weekend 2022.

I am a current Lake Forest student. Do I need to register?

No, you do not need to register. 

Who can I contact if I want to register over the phone or have registration questions?

Please call the Alumni Office at 847-735-6000.

Where can I find a map and directions to Lake Forest College?

Visit our Directions to Lake Forest College page. A map of campus is available for download here.

Where can I stay?

Visit our Lake Forest Area Accommodations page for a list of preferred accommodations.

Where can I park?

There will be parking for Family Weekend guests on campus. Enter campus through the Middle Campus entrance on Sheridan Rd and College Rd or through the South Campus entrance on Sheridan Rd and Maplewood Rd.

Will there be accommodations for guests with disabilities?

For accommodations to get around campus, contact us at We'll be happy to assist you!

How much does Family Weekend cost? 

Family Weekend is complimentary to our families.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place at Family Weekend 2022?

All events will abide by local and campus COVID-19 policies, which you can read more about on our COVID-19 page. We will communicate all safety protocols through email.

Will I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend Family Weekend 2022?

At this time, the College is not currently requiring (but is highly encouraging) vaccination for visitors to campus. All campus visitors are expected to abide by masking and social distancing policies currently in place for the campus community. For more information regarding campus COVID-19 policies, please visit our COVID-19 page.

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