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One Community


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Welcome to One Community

Whatever your reason—our new minors, Peace Corps ranking, Flunk Day, or one of 399 other reasons—we're thrilled that you said yes to Knox.

Over the coming months, this will be your go-to place to help make your journey from home to campus a smooth one. Every few weeks, you'll receive e-mails filled with helpful information, like what to bring to campus, how to choose your classes, and important dates to remember as fall approaches and you arrive on campus for new student orientation, One Community, from September 7-11.

One Community will both welcome you to campus and introduce you to the larger Knox community as a whole. Not only will you get to know your classmates, you'll meet faculty and staff, learn about how to navigate the campus, understand how learning happens at Knox, and explore your new home of Galesburg, Illinois. Throughout this five-day orientation, students from around the nation and the world—students from varying cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds, students from rural communities and bustling cities—will unite as one community living and learning here in the heart of the Illinois prairie.

Ready to get started? Here are three things you can do right now:

  • Log into you personalized student portal. This is where you will find the forms that need to be filled out before you arrive this fall. If you haven't already, fill out your housing preference form, scholarship questionnaire, and contact inventory.
  • Make plans now for orientation. Knowing the dates of orientation will give you an idea of when to arrive on campus and what to expect when you get here. And speaking of arriving on campus, it's never too early to make arrangements for travel and accommodations for you and your family.
  • Look into payment options. Find out which tuition payment option is best for you and your family.
  • Join the Class of 2020 Facebook group. Meet your classmates, ask questions, and learn more about the Knox experience. Also be sure to check out our main Facebook page, Twitter account, Flickr photostream, Instagram account, YouTube channel, and follow us on Snapchat at KnoxCollege1837

If you miss any e-mails, don't worry. You'll find all the information here, so visit often. And if you have questions, contact the Division of Student Development at 309-341-7222 or

College is a great adventure and we look forward to giving you the support you need on your journey to Knox. Welcome!

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Printed on Friday, May 06, 2016

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