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Fall Admitted Students

Orientation events for parents

Families enjoy the President's Welcome Dinner on the Middle Campus Quad the first evening of Orientation.Families enjoy the President's Welcome Dinner on the Middle Campus Quad the first evening of Orientation.

Orientation isn’t just for the students. We’ve designed a parent orientation program to introduce you to the many resources, services, and staff, and faculty available to help your student succeed. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

9 a.m. - noon.: Residence Hall Move-In 
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: One Stop Shop
Mohr Student Center; Skybox

Take care of any last minute details with the Business Office, Registrar and Financial Aid.

11 a.m. - noon.: Resident Life Staff Meet and Greets
Lois: Lois Lounge (1st Floor)
Nollen: Nollen Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Harlan and Blackstone: Corner patio of the Student Center (rain location TBD)

Join us for refreshments! Meet other parents, staff from Residence Life and Development & Alumni Relations to learn about parent involvement opportunities.  

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Forester Fest Picnic 
Middle Campus; Stuart Commons Quad
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Parent and Family Orientation: Forester First in the Family (English and Spanish Sessions)
Spanish; Hotckiss 101
English; Hotchkiss, Meyer Auditorium

This session is for parents of First-generation college students*.  The program will introduce important resources at Lake Forest College.
*Students for whom neither parent has received a bachelor’s degree. 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Fraternity and Sorority Open House
Buchanan; Vail Commons

Join members of the Greek community to learn about our fraternity and sorority life on campus, the benefits of membership and the recruitment schedule. 

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Parent and Family Orientation: Student Affairs Session
First Presbyterian Church

Parents will meet the Student Affairs Senior Management Team and learn about campus life and how to help their students adjust to life at Lake Forest College.

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: President’s Welcome Dinner
Middle Campus; Stuart Commons Quad

Join President Schutt for our traditional Welcome Dinner! 

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Parent Welcome Reception
Hilton Garden Inn: 26225 Riverwoods Blvd, Mettawa, IL 60045

Parents and family members are invited to come relax and meet other Forester parents at this casual reception. Compliments of the Parents Council. Please RSVP here.

 Saturday, August 19, 2017

8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Parent Breakfast with the Health and Wellness Center Staff
First Presbyterian Church

Parents and family members will have breakfast with staff from the Health and Wellness Center to learn about their resources.

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Parent and Family Orientation Session: Academic and Career Resources 
First Presbyterian Church

Parents and family members will attend sessions to learn about the Lake Forest curriculum, academic resources, and career services.  

Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Family Farewell Lunch
Stuart Commons; Gus & Margie Hart Dining Hall

Parents, family members and students are invited to enjoy lunch before parting ways.

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