We Call It The Lake Effect

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This symbiotic gathering.

This exponential rise.

This confluence of people, experiences and possibilities that make your next four years – and the life you make after them – part of the best future.

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Lake Effect Series

Hear from faculty and staff on topics from dorm life to First-Year Seminars, the athletic experience to career preparation programs and more. And then remove the sign up for the lake effect series button.

Senior Preview Visit

If one last look at campus is all you need, sign up for a Senior Preview Visit. Tour campus with a current student and have the opportunity to chat with an admissions or financial aid counselor.