Are you looking for something to do while you’re not on campus, or looking for ways to stay connected with your fellow Foresters?
We’ve got you covered!
Here’s a list of things that you can do to stay healthy, active, and connected, wherever you are!
Connect and Grow
Access helpful resources for remote learning, club and organization management, and career services.
- Continue leading your organization using features in my.involvement.
- How to host online elections in my.involvement.
- How to store documents in your organization’s my involvement page.
- How to create forms in my.involvement to collect information.
- Host online meetings using Zoom.
- Don’t forget to consider different time zones when scheduling meetings
- Download a fun Lake Forest College Zoom Background
- The Gates Center is available to help! Schedule a meeting with Aldo or Jen!
UNIDAS is an empowerment group designed to meet the holistic needs of Latinas on campus. Through sharing of stories and experiences, students will make meaning of self, community and culture.
Student Leader: Lucianna Escobar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting times: Thursdays at 12 PM CST
JUNTOS is an empowerment group designed to provide an outlet for Latinos to cultivate mentorship and a supportive community.
Student Leader: Jerries Azar, email@example.com
Meeting times: TBA
The Rainbow Network
The Rainbow Network (TRN) is a brave space designed to empower, guide, and support our LGBTQ+ community on campus. Members of TRN will share stories, engage in discussion, and gain a better sense of self enhancing their professional, social, and leadership success.
Student Leader: TBA
Meeting times: Bi weekly on Mondays at 6 PM CST
Black Men’s Group
Black Men’s Group (BMG) is designed for Black men on campus. BMG is a space to develop a better sense of self, engage in discussions, gain mentorship, and embark in brotherhood.
Student Leader: Jamari Tansmore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting times: TBA
Black Women United
Black Women United (BWU) is a group designed to empower, uplift, and unite Black women on campus. Through engaging activities, and thought-provoking discussions, students will gain a better sense of self, all while enhancing their academic, professional, social, and leadership success.
Student Leader: Qheliswa Simelane, email@example.com
Meeting times: TBA
A Non-Traditional Approach (NEW)
This empowerment group is for any student that has taken at least one, but typically multiple years off their education due to life circumstances beyond their control, such as having to work, take care of family, not having the support systems in place to attend and thrive in higher education, etc. Students that have children of their own, regardless of age, any veteran students are welcome to participate in this group.
Student Leaders: Heather Atherton, firstname.lastname@example.org & Julián Cano, email@example.com
Meeting times: Biweekly on Fridays at 7 PM CST
US (Undocumented Student) Group
Student Leader:Nikki Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Time: TBA
- Accessing Email Remotely - Instructions for accessing your Lake Forest email remotely.
- Working with Panopto - Device overviews, student FAQ, and video guides about how to record and upload videos and presentations for class assignments.
- Course-Specific Software - Access information for remote access to course-specific software designated by your professor.
- Library Services during COVID-19
- Visit the Lake Forest College working remotely page.
- National and State Resources for undocumented students, families, and community members.
- Asian American Advancing Justice - Resources in response to Asian American racism and xenophobia related to COVID-19.
- How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism - Learn Speak Up strategies to respond to racist/xenophobic comments about COVID-19 and beyond.
- League of United Latin American Citizens - Resources for the Latino Community and ways to volunteer during COVID-19.
- 211.org - An online platform assisting individuals find food, pay housing bills, or other essential services.
- Funders for LGBTQ Issues - Enhancing the well-being of the LGBTQ communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.
- Council on Black Health - Research findings/solutions to inform and support Black populations in rural and metropolitan areas.
- Brené Brown’s three tips to better cope with COVID-19.
- A Rising Majority Recoding - A left feminist perspective on the 21st century racial capitalism in this moment.
- Dharma Teachings - Phone app for Buddhists in China and East Asia.
Practice healthy habits and engage in self-care throughout the week.
Fun Things to Do
There are many ways to have fun and stay connected. Access free streaming options, online games, and more!
- Get a free audiobook from Audible
- Take the MBTI Personality Test
- Khan Academy - Online courses, lessons, and test preparation.
- Duolingo - Learn a new language for free!
- Browse the NASA media library.
- TED Talk: Everyday Leadership -Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improviing each other’s lives.
- TED Talk: The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Follow along to make some delicious international recipes at home!
Engage with Chicago, as well as cities all over the world, in creative and meaningful ways, and keep fresh in your mind the sites and activities that you love most.
Experience the best museums from around the world!
- National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon-si, South Korea)
Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- The National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City, Mexico)
- The British Museum (London, England)
- The Louvre (Paris, France)
- NEW! - The Anne Frank House (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Collection of digitized museums from across the globe.
- Take a tour of Ellis Island!
- Check out England in virtual reality!
- Enjoy hiking? Take a stroll through Yellowstone and other National Parks!
- Visit the Great Wall of China and the city of Pompeii
- If you are feeling out of this world, how about a look at Mars!
- NEW! - You can find more virtual experiences here and here.
- NEW! - Explore Chicago's 28 sister cities around the world here!
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