Schedule of Events

Alumni Weekend and Reunion 2019

Welcome home ALL alumni with special activities for milestone classes ending in 4s and 9s.

Friday, September 20

7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A Morning of Golf with Fellow LFA Alumni and Ferry Hall Alumnae**

The Glen Club
2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, Ill.

Start the party by being under par in a round of golf. Bring your clubs and a group of friends. Or, we can include you in a foursome. Golf clubs available to rent for $75.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Opening Luncheon – Sponsored by the Richards & Tremain Society*

The Glen Club
2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, Ill.

Launch the weekend with a lunch with other members of the LFA community while getting an update on the Academy.

6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday Alumni Socials

50th Reunion Class and all
Classes from 1949-1969**

Deer Path Inn
255 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest, Ill.

– METRA station (3 blocks): Lake Forest on UP North Line
– Cocktails followed by a seated dinner in the restored Inn

Classes of 1970-2003**
Miramar Bistro
2301 Waukegan Avenue, Highwood, Ill.

– METRA station: Highwood on the UP North Line
– Join us in the events room of this French bistro for small plates and hors d'oeuvres. Registration includes two drinks. Cash bar to follow.

Classes of 2004-2015*
Point & Feather
113 West Hubbard Street, Chicago (between LaSalle and Clark), Ill.

– CTA Station: Brown Line (Merchandise Mart), Red Line (Grand and State)
– METRA stations: Union Station or Ogilvie Transportation Center
– Registration includes quick bites, two drinks and darts. Cash bar to follow.

Saturday, September 21

8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.


The Cressey Center for the Arts – Lillard Family Lobby
Stop by to check-in, peruse yearbooks and meet members of the Alumni Advisory Board. Refreshments will be available.

9 a.m. (and by request throughout the day)

Campus Tours led by Caxy Keys (student tour guides)

The Cressey Center for the Arts – Lillard Family Lobby
Meet an LFA student and then get a tour of classic campus favorites, as well as new additions such as the Student Union and the Deborah MacKenzie Turf Fields.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

LFA & Ferry Hall Storytelling

Music Classroom, The Cressey Center for the Arts
Drop in to trade memories – we all have a story to tell. Share what brought you to Lake Forest Academy or Ferry Hall, or a talk about a favorite class or teacher.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Multicultural Dialogue

Student Union Classroom (Lower Level)
Join Dean of Pluralism and Multicultural Affairs Lusanda Mayikana and current students for a discussion about LFA today. Our students hail from more than 30 countries and 16 states, delivering diversity of background and thought.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Head of School Roundtable

Library Reading Room, Reid Hall
Meet new Head of School José De Jesús and hear his LFA observations. De Jesús and his family move into Wood House, their on-campus residence, in June 2019.

12:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Family Picnic

Tent next to Alumni Field
Bring family and/or a guest for picnic fare – burgers, brats, chili, and pop – under the tent. Vegetarian options available.

NEW this year -- Meet Caxy and Friends!

Tent next to Alumni Field
An opportunity for children to experience an exhibit of frogs and other fun amphibians.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Friends of Mark Dryfoos Reception

Family Picnic – Tent next to Alumni Field
Reconnect with longtime theater faculty member Mark Dryfoos, who taught at the Academy from 1981 to 2016 – 35 years!

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ferry Hall 150th Celebration*
Women of Distinction Luncheon

Reid Hall, Little Theater
Celebrate Ferry Hall’s rich history and 150-year milestone, as well as the strong women who have made an impact on our school.

Ferry Hall History Exhibit and Chapel Tour*

History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
After lunch, join us for a special exhibit on Ferry Hall and a short presentation at the History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, then on to the original Ferry Hall Chapel. Buses depart from Reid Hall and will return to LFA by 3:30 p.m.

1 p.m.

LFA Football vs. Christian Life

Alumni Field
Traditional chariot races at halftime. Start practicing now to pull the chariot!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Craft Beer Tent

North of Crown Fitness & Wellness Center and Alumni Field
Craft beers continue to be hot in the Midwest. Pub food will be available. Adults only, please.

5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday Night Alumni Weekend Celebration**

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Candlelight Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony

Location TBD
Gather for a remembrance ceremony and light a candle for departed classmates.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Cocktail Reception Hosted by José De Jesús and Dedication of the JC Cowart Student Center

Holden Terrace (facing Crown Fitness and Wellness Center) Student Center

7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

State of the School with Head of School and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Phil Collins ’69, Jim Cowart ’69, and the Ferry Hall Task Force and Advisory Board

The Cressey Center for the Arts – Cressey Auditorium

7:45 p.m.

Alumni Weekend & Reunion Class Dinners

Reid Hall
Join fellow alumni and classmates for a terrific dinner in historic Reid Hall. Formal class photo to follow in the Library.

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Whiskey and Wine Lounge

Reid Hall, Garden Room
Keep the party going with after-dinner drinks and conversation.

Sunday, September 22

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast*
Compliments of Lake Forest Academy

Hilton Garden Inn
26225 N. Riverwoods Boulevard, Mettawa, Ill.
Stop by for casual breakfast and to say your goodbyes until next year. You do not need to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn to join us.

Registration is requested for the weekend, with some events (marked with an asterisk) requiring registration. Events with two asterisks have an associated fee, available online.

Registration deadline: September 6, 2019
Prices increases after this date.

Be sure to make a gift in honor of your Reunion at