Experience the “best of both worlds” at Lake Forest College: our beautiful 107-acre campus and access to one of the greatest cities in the world. It’s a combination that gives Lake Forest students an edge and sets us apart from other colleges.
Located 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College is roughly an hour train ride from the city. The Metra rail line, located in downtown Lake Forest, is a 15-minute walk from campus and trains run frequently throughout the day.
There are so many ways to make use of all that Chicago has to offer: students and professors use the many resources of Chicago to complement coursework and conduct research, there are hundreds of internships in and around Chicago as well as many networking opportunities with alumni and other professionals. It’s also a ton of fun—with music venues, museums, divvy bikes, sports teams, beaches, and just about any type of food you can imagine. Read what four Foresters have to say about Chicago and learn about their secret gems: “The Moment I Knew Chicago Was Cool (and other secret gems).”
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 at The Flats, which is located in the South Loop, the heart of Chicago’s thriving education district. By participating in the program, students gain important life- and career-focused skills such as time management, networking, independent living, and more.
Latest News about Chicago
English Majors see Hamilton!
A new VR lab allows students and faculty to experiment with the latest in experiential technologies.
Students had a blast exploring the West Loop on a 360 Chicago trip on Saturday, September 30. Foresters enjoyed a tasty treat at Bombobar, went to the Willis Tower Skydeck, and explored Union Station’s Great Hall. Check out the Center for Chicago Programs Instagram account (@centerforchicagoprograms).
On Sunday, October 22, Don Meyer, professor of music, presents a CD album pre-release party to celebrate the launch of his new album, “Souvenir Music from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.” Three Lake Forest College music faculty perform on the album, share these melodic memories for us live at the concert.