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New Student Orientation

students cheering at new student orientation

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation Friday, August 19-Tuesday, August 23

We are excited to welcome you to campus this fall! Mark your calendars to attend the 2022 New Student Orientation (NSO), the College's required orientation for all new students.

NSO is designed to help you meet other Foresters, discover campus resources, and give you just the right amount of information to help you navigate your transition into Lake Forest College with confidence. 

Orientation Event Categories and Activity Examples: 

Programs to Help you Meet Fellow Foresters!

  • Playfair
    • Get ready to meet all the members of the incoming class in a unique and fun way!
  • Block Party
    • North campus will come alive as we celebrate with music and outdoor activities. Enjoy some time with your fellow foresters as we welcome you to the block!
  • Comedy Hypnosis Show
    • Enjoy a fun-filled night with new friends over comedy, hypnotism and food!
  • Beach Bash
    • Enjoy an evening at the Beach with a BBQ dinner. Play beach volleyball, take a paddleboard out on the water, play lawn games, or just relax and enjoy music at Lake Michigan.

Programs to Help you Learn about Campus Resources!

  • Forester 101 and Forester 102
    • Your Orientation Leader will tell you about campus life, how to get involved, and resources to help you be successful in your academics!
  • When College isn’t Perfect
    • The Health and Wellness Center will share how you can access their services, how to cope with adversity successfully, and how to make Healthy choices in college.  
  • Envision your Future
    • Careers and Chicago go hand-in-hand at Lake Forest College. This fun, reflective exercise will provide you with the information you need to envision and develop your career goals.

You are Now a Forester!

  • Matriculation Ceremony
    • Be part of a Lake Forest College Tradition as the president welcomes you to the official start of the academic year! You are now officially a Forester!
  • Matriculation Reception
    • The College community will come together to celebrate your matriculation into the Lake Forest College community. Refreshments are served!

Please check back in early summer for a full orientation schedule outlining sessions for students and parents.