Homecoming FAQs

Call the Office of Advancement at 847-735-6000 or send an email to homecoming@lacarteeconovista.com if you do not see an answer to your question. 

What is the cost to attend Homecoming and Reunion Weekend?

The general fee to register for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is $25.00 per person (13+ years of age). This fee includes your name badge, 3 tickets to use at the Forester Fan Fest food vendors, and admission to the athletic competitions throughout the weekend. 

Where can I stay?

Special Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Hotel Rates: 

Both hotels are pet-friendly. Additional hotels can be found here: Local Area Accommodations 

Where can I park?

Parking will be available on campus during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend at various locations on North Campus, Middle Campus, and South Campus. Upon arriving on campus, you will either see signs or be directed to parking. You may consider arriving early, carpooling, ride sharing, or taking public transportation. 

Learn more about Metra schedules* and the Ventra app for train tickets: http://metra.com/  

*Note: Downtown Lake Forest is located off the Union Pacific North (UP-N) line. 

What if I have special needs (dietary, special assistance, etc.)?

You can indicate any dietary restrictions, special assistance, or accommodations through the registration form. If you require assistance locating appropriate entrances or buildings, then contact us. 

Can I bring my own grill and beverages to the Forester Fan Fest?

The Forester Fan Fest features only approved vendors for food beverage. No outside cookware, grills, food, or beverages are permitted at the Forester Fan Fest. 

Where can I purchase Lake Forest College apparel or gifts?

The Gear Store, located in the lower level of the Mohr Student Center near Mail Services, is a great place to purchase Forester pride apparel. The Gear Store will be open at the following times: 

  • Thursday, October 5 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
  • Friday, October 6 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
  • Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
I am a current Lake Forest College employee (faculty or staff). Do I need to register?

Current employees (faculty and staff) are encouraged to register, especially if you plan to bring guests. Bring your Lake Forest College student ID card to all events. You will need your ID to attend athletic competitions during the weekend.