Welcome Fellow Forester!
When you become a student at Lake Forest College, you join a community. Life in our community includes learning, playing, and interacting in a fun and safe atmosphere. Student Affairs staff collaborate with our faculty colleagues to create and support a vibrant, healthy and energizing community for you at Lake Forest College. Below I have included information about each of the Student Affairs offices to familiarize you with how our division is structured to provide support for you.
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: (Choose the "First Year Registration" link on the right) As a first year student, you will receive (via postal mail and email) your First Year Studies course assignment as well as a letter from your First Year Studies instructor, who is also your academic advisor. This letter will further introduce you to your First Year Studies course and provide you with instructions on registering for your remaining courses. Your advisor will assist you in choosing the right courses for you and answering any questions you may have. You will be able to contact your advisor via phone and/or email during the July 12-23 advising period. You will need to submit your fall and spring term course selections to your advisor no later than July 29.
TRANSFER STUDENTS: (Choose the "Transfer Registration" link on the right) As a transfer student, you will receive a letter and an e-mail with your advisor assignment and instructions on completing the registration process. Your advisor will assist you in choosing the right courses for you and answering any question you may have. You will be able to contact your advisor via phone and/ or e-mail during the July 12-23 advising period. You will need to submit your fall and spring term course selections to your advisor no later than July 29.
We are very eager for you to get to campus and become a member of the Lake Forest College community! Please feel free to email me your questions and concerns. I look forward to seeing you in August.
Dean of Students
There may never be another time in your life when you'll live around so many people your own age, all ready to meet each other. The potential of making many new friends is limitless. Living with others is both exciting and challenging at the same time. Our residence halls are ready to become your new home!
The Gates Center
Research indicates that 80 percent of learning happens outside of the classroom. Leaders from all walks of life report that the leadership and life skills they learned while involved in student organizations was pivotal to success in their chosen fields. The Gates Center will help you build a leadership development foundation while at the same time providing opportunities for you to hone key "life skills," like building and leading teams, strategic planning, and conflict resolution, to name a few. Your leadership journey starts here.
Office of Intercultural Relations
Your four years at Lake Forest College will provide you an opportunity to make friends from nearly every state and from more than 60 countries around the world. In your classes, residence halls, and student organizations, you'll have a chance to learn about the different backgrounds and cultures of your friends and classmates and share your own. This can be both challenging and rewarding. The Office of Intercultural Relations is eager to facilitate these opportunities for you to make connections within our diverse community.
Health & Wellness Center
Your health and wellness is our focus every day. To perform at your best and to make the most of your experience at the College, you need to maintain your physical, emotional, and social well-being. The Health & Wellness Center is your resource for health care when you have an illness or injury, or for when you confront personal issues or obstacles that keep you from achieving your goals. When it comes to your health, we will provide you with the care and concern you need.
When you join a new community, it is important that you take the time to learn the expectations and standards of the community. At Lake Forest College, we take seriously our commitment to providing a safe and comfortable learning environment and we all have a responsibility for knowing and adhering to the standards set by our community. Over the next four years, you will learn, grow, and occasionally make mistakes, but our hope is that you will approach campus life with the intention of learning from and respecting each other.
Department of Public Safety
We look forward to your arrival on campus and will encourage you to learn and demonstrate good personal security habits, exercise effective crime prevention techniques, and remain vigilant in your personal safety. Developing and maintaining a safe and secure environment is a joint effort and we hope you'll play a part.