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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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Ford Center for the Fine Arts

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.

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

Your Student Portal
This is where you will find your Knox "to do" list. Visit your personalized student portal to see what items you've completed and what tasks still need to be done before you arrive at Knox. What's new on your portal? Roommate assignments, access to (Knox's internal news and information portal), and your dining services contract.

Welcome to Knox
It's never too early to make arrangements for travel and accommodations for you and your family. Now is also a good time to look at tuition payment options. And don't forget to join the Class of 2020 Facebook Group!

Living at Knox
Now that you know where you will be living and  have your roommate assignment, see a list of things that you should (and shouldn't) bring to campus and view room and suite measurements. 

Learning at Knox
Fall classes do not begin for a few more months, but you will take the first steps in your academic journey by signing up for your first class (First-Year Preceptorial, affectionately known as "FP"), and starting your first assignment (a summer common reading).

One Community: Orientation 2016

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. View schedule details.

  • Football Team Arrives on Campus: August 14
  • All Other Fall Athletes Arrive on Campus: August 18
  • Intensive English Language Program: August 20-September 3
  • International Student Pre-Orientation Program: September 4-6
  • One Community New Student Orientation: September 7-11
  • Family & Friends Orientation-September 7
  • Fall Term Classes Begin: September 12
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