Where We Live

Welcome Home, Foresters!

Beyond enjoying the convenience of living and learning in the same space, students who choose to live on campus get more from their college experience. Growth happens when students actively contribute to the life of the College, engage in learning outside of the classroom, and develop life-long friendships! When a hall becomes your home, the possibilities are limitless. 

Each hall is staffed with a Resident Assistant whose main function is to build community in the residence halls, assist students as they transition to college, and enforce college policies.  Additionally, Residence Life staff provide a variety of fun and educational events for students.

Living on campus allows students to participate in a wealth of activities including: football on the quad, ice cream socials, and late night conversations. Students hang out in the residence hall lounges watching The Big Bang Theory and playing the newest version of Madden NFL. They also spend hours studying chemistry in the McClure lounge, getting math help from their neighbors, and discussing various majors and classes.  

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Our Mission

The Office of Residence Life enacts the College’s mission by fostering a residential environment for students that encourages critical thinking, personal development, and meaningful engagement with others of diverse background and thought. (July 2019)

Our Learning Outcomes

Lake Forest College students who participate in Office of Residence Life programs, services, and processes…

  • …will learn how to live, interact, and succeed in a community living environment.
  • …will establish a positive sense of belonging in the campus community.
  • …will be exposed to and gain awareness of individual differences as they engage in a community setting.
  • …will achieve a higher level of student success through access to learning resources and engaging in a residential environment that supports academic goals.

Having a Roommate

Current Foresters share advice and tips with new students about how to succeed at Lake Forest College. Hear what they have to say about: Having and Being a Roommate.