Our professional staff is committed to helping residents thrive in our communities. We encourage students to stop by and meet us!
The Director of Residence Life sets the vision for the department and supervises the Associate Director and Residence Directors.
Karl manages the strategic planning and vision setting for the Office of Residence Life, identifying priorities for enhancing the residential experience. He represents the Office of Residence Life on campus-wide committees and manages housing operations, including room assignment processes. Karl also oversees the campus community standards process and works closely with case management for students of concern. Karl has previously served as a Residence Director and Associate Director in our office.
Jordan manages the operations of Residence Life, which includes all housing application and room selection processes, managing open room change and meal plan change periods, and updating the department website. Jordan is also responsible for liaising with relevant campus offices, such as the Business Office, Office of Disability Services, and the Global Engagement Office.
The Residence Directors supervise various halls and their Resident Assistants, the paraprofessional student staff who keep each residence hall’s community strong. Students are invited to meet with these staff members by coming to their office or scheduling an appointment. Each RD supervises two to three communities. The RDs are valuable resources for students: mediating roommate conflicts, supporting student programs and organizations, strengthening community spirit, enforcing community standards, and being active members of the Lake Forest College community.
Resident Assistants (RAs) foster an environment that is conducive to study and learning, promote personal growth and responsibility, and assist students in adjusting to the Lake Forest College community. The student staff provide peer-based counseling that is responsive to individual needs, coordinate educational and social programming, and uphold College policies. The professional staff also provide counseling and advising for residents as well as supervision for the residence hall staff.
The Office of Residence Life is located on South Campus in Rosemary House at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Rosemary Road.
Rosemary House Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to
Please feel free to stop by Residence Life during the day, or call 847-735-6232 to schedule an appointment.