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Family and Friends Orientation


Office of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


The Knox Shop
Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Saturday, September 5

This is an exciting time for you and your student, as plans are made for the journey through the next four years. And you are sure to have a lot of questions as you make preparations. We welcome you to the Knox community and invite you to join us for Family and Friends Orientation on Saturday, September 5.

9:00-11:00 a.m. -- Check-in & Table Fair
Students pick up their residence hall keys and orientation packets. College centers and staff will be on hand with information about special programs and services.
CFA Lobby

9:00-11:00 a.m. -- Information Technology Sessions (occurring every 15 minutes)
Staff from Information Technology will be available to walk you through connecting devices to the College network.
Round Room, CFA

9:00-11:00 a.m.---Move-in to residence halls
Current Knox students will be available to assist and provide directions to your student's room. You may park near the residence hall for unloading. Please move your vehicle to one of the parking lots once you're finished.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Wrap-up move-in needs
Forget something at home? Need something to finish out your students' room? Be sure to stop by the Share Shop on campus before heading out to purchase new items! (all items in the Share Shop are FREE!)
Share Shop, basement of Conger-Neal

12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Living and Learning at Knox College: What Parents Need to Know
Get an inside glance into what your student will be learning about throughout their orientation, their living spaces, and academic advising. Representatives from Student Development, Residence Life, and faculty will be available to answer questions.
Kresge Recital Hall, CFA

1:30-2:00 p.m. -- Parent Reception
Your student is (mostly) unpacked and officially a college student! Now what? Step away from the day's chaos, enjoy some light refreshments in a relaxed setting, and chat with Amanda, our College staff member who offers unique, hands-on opportunities for parents to shape and influence the Knox community. Connect with current parents and find out where you fit in this wonderful and inspiring community. Brought to you by the Offices of Student Development, Advancement and Alumni Relations.  Light refreshments offered.
Plomin Terrace Patio (rain location: CFA lobby)

2:00-3:00 p.m. -- Welcome to Knox
President Teresa Amott will officially welcome you to the Knox community. Meet other new families as you wind down your move-in day.
East Lawn, Old Main (rain location: Harbach Theatre)

3:00 p.m. -- Time for Goodbyes
Say goodbye to the new students as they embark on their Knox journey and head off to meet their Orientation Leaders and orientation groups.
East Lawn, Old Main (rain location: Harbach Theatre)

3:30-5:00 p.m. -- President's Reception for Family and Friends
Please join us at the Ingersoll House (President's House), 640 North Prairie Street, in Galesburg
640 North Prairie Street
(rain location: Lincoln & Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union)

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