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New Student Orientation

Orientation Leaders group photo

Spring New Student Orientation is Sunday, January 15, and Monday, January 16, 2023

Arrival Information. You can access the campus map here.

Residential Students

  • Arrive between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Proceed to Rosemary House (Building #24 on the campus map) to pick up your 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 12:15 p.m. for New Student Orientation check-in. 

Commuter Students

  • Arrive no later than 11 a.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 12:15 p.m. for New Student Orientation check-in.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Sunday, January 15 

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. - New Student Orientation Check In 
Stuart Commons; Leadership Lounge
Stop by the Leadership Lounge to check-in, pick up orientation materials, and get free Lake Forest College swag.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Welcome Lunch 
Stuart Commons; Calvin Durand Hall
Andrea Conner, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, will host a casual welcome for students, parents, and family members. Remarks will also be delivered by Matthew Kelley, Associate Dean of the Faculty. 

1:30 - 3 p.m.: Student Session - Forester 101
Various Campus Locations

Your Orientation Leaders will share information about campus life, involvement opportunities, and how to navigate campus. 

1:30 - 2:15 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. 

2:15 - 3 p.m.: Parent Session: Student 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.

3 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 16 

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast 
Stuart Commons; Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall
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 Orientation Check-In 
Stuart Commons; Gates Center
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. - 12:50 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
Brown Hall, Room 353
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
Brown Hall, Room 353 
  
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.  

Please continue to check back for changes to the schedule before orientation begins. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Gates Center.