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New Student Orientation

students cheering at new student orientation

Spring 2022 New Student Orientation Information

Arrival Information. You can access the campus map here.

Residential Students

  • Arrive between 9 a.m. and noon. Proceed to Rosemary House (Building #24 on the campus map) to pick up your room key.
  • Once you’ve moved into your room, visit Public Safety (Building #41) to get your student ID.
  • Arrive at Calvin Durand Hall in the Mohr Student Center (Building #22) no later than 1:45 p.m. for New Student Orientation check-in.

Commuter Students

  • Arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. Proceed to Public Safety (Building #41 on the campus map) to get your student ID. You can also purchase a parking permit from Public Safety, just follow the instructions listed here.
  • Arrive at Calvin Durand Hall in the Mohr Student Center (Building #22) no later than 1:45 p.m. for New Student Orientation check-in.

New Student Orientation Schedule

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9
2-2:30 p.m.: President’s Welcome
Stuart Commons, Calvin Durand Hall
President Stephen D. Schutt will host a casual welcome for students, parents, and family members. Remarks will also be delivered by Davis Schneiderman, Dean of the Faculty, and Andrea Conner, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

2:30-4 p.m.: Student Session - Forester 101
Various Campus Location
Your Orientation Leaders will tell you all about student life, involvement opportunities, and how to navigate campus.

2:30-3:15 p.m.: Parent Session - Campus Resources: Diversity, Community, and Wellness
Stuart Commons, Calvin Durand Hall
A panel of staff from the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Intercultural Relations, the Health and Wellness Center, the Gates Center, Public Safety, and Residence Life will share information about campus resources available to students and parents. 

3:15-4 p.m.: Parent Session - Campus Resources: Academic and Career Services
Stuart Commons, Calvin Durand Hall
Staff from the Center for Academic Success and the Career Advancement Center will share information about academic resources and career services.

4 p.m.: Family Farewell
Stuart Commons, Calvin Durand Hall
Parents, family members, and students will reunite in Calvin Durand Hall to pick up a Forester Goodie Bag before parting ways.

MONDAY, JANUARY 10
8-9 a.m.: Breakfast
Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall; Stuart Commons
Students who have not gotten their student IDs or do not have a meal plan can pick up a meal ticket at the Gates Center.

8:30-9 a.m.: New Student Check-In
Mohr Student Center; Skybox
Any student who did not check in on Sunday can check in at this time and pick up Orientation materials before heading to the Welcome session.

9 a.m.: Welcome
Mohr Student Center, Skybox
Orientation gets underway with a welcome from the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth.

9:15-10:20 a.m.: Forester 102
Various Campus Locations
Your Orientation Leader will share student resources that will help you be successful from your first day of classes all the way to graduation

10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Campus Resources
Donnelley and Lee Library and Lillard Science Center
Staff from the Library, Information Technology, the Center for Academic Success, and the Career Advancement Center will share information about campus resources that support your academic and career goals.

1-2:30 p.m.: Lunch and Trivia
Brown Hall, Tarble Room
This is your first event at Lake Forest College! You will play a round of trivia with your fellow Foresters for a chance to win prizes!

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Faculty Panel
Lillard Science Center, Room 044
Meet a team of Lake Forest College professors to learn about the College’s curriculum, academic expectations, classroom etiquette, and more.

4-5 p.m.: Student Panel
Lillard Science Center, Room 044
Get tips and advice from current students on how to be successful at Lake Forest College. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.