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International Pre-Orientation Program

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Office of International Student Services

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7163

rreckart@​knox.edu

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September 4-6

Welcome to the Knox community, your new home away from home!

The Office of International Student Services is excited to welcome you to the International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP) at Knox College! During IPOP, you'll take care of important things—like setting up a bank account, learning about your student visa, and more—and you'll start building a community of peers. Your family is also invited to join us for International Family and Friends Orientation.

International Student Orientation is provided as a supplement to New Student Orientation, and participation in both orientation programs is required for F-1 visa students. U.S. students from abroad are welcome to participate for an additional fee upon making reservations with the Office of International Student Services.

Things to know:

  • Events marked with asterisks (*) are mandatory.
  • The Knox College Bookstore is open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jump to each day's schedule: September 4  l  September 5  l  September 6  l  September 7 

Sunday, September 4

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.—New Student Check-In
We're excited to meet you! When you arrive to campus, check in to pick up your room keys and orientation packet.
Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge (1st Floor)

1:30 p.m.—Campus Tour
Take a first look at your new home! A current Knox Student will be your guide.
Depart from Alumni Hall

4:00 p.m.—Share Shop 

Need something for your dorm room? See if you can find it in the Share Shop. 
Share Shop, basement of Conger-Neal Hall. Depart from Alumni Hall.

4:30 p.m.—Banking & Cell Phone Information 
Learn about banking and cell phone options in the U.S.
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

5:00 p.m.—Campus Tour
Take a first look at your new home! A current Knox Student will be your guide. 
Depart from Alumni Hall

5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.—New Student Check-In
If you arrive to campus after 5:00 p.m., please check in at Campus Safety, located in the Administrative Services Center. Knock on the door or call (309)341-7979 to reach a Campus Safety Officer. 
Administrative Services Center, 368 S. Prairie Street

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.—Dinner
Meet at Alumni Hall at 6:00 p.m. to go to dinner with a group.
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.—Shopping Trip
Depart from Alumni Hall

9:00 - 10:30p.m.—Evening Games
Join other students for evening games!
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union

Monday, September 5

6:30-9:00 a.m.—Breakfast
Meet at Alumni Hall at 8:00 a.m. to go to breakfast with a group.   
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:00-10:45a.m.—*Resource Fair
Open a bank account, get a SIM card for your phone, check-in your immigration documents, and explore resources for new international students. Please bring your passport and I-20, as well as your phone, charger, and a credit or debit card if you plan to get a SIM card. Note: if you need to purchase a phone, you can do that during one of our shopping trips.
Oak Room, Seymour Union

10:00 a.m.—Campus Tour
Take your first look at your new home! A current Knox student will be your guide.    
Depart from Seymour Gallery (Rain Location: Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge)

11:00 a.m.—*Welcome
Meet the Office of International Student Services and your IPOP group.      
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

11:45 p.m.—*IPOP Group Meeting & Lunch
See your IPOP Leader.     
Hard Knox Cafe, Seymour Union

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.—*Culture & Culture Shock Workshops
See your IPOP Leader.     
Assigned spaces. 

3:00-3:45 p.m.—*IPOP Group Meeting
See your IPOP Leader. 

3:45-4:30 p.m.—Campus Jobs & Employment Workshop
Learn about campus jobs and other employment opportunities in the U.S.     
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

5:00 p.m.—*Dinner
Join IPOP leaders and new students for dinner at a Galesburg restaurant.      
Depart from Alumni Hall. 

7:00-9:00 p.m.—Shopping Trip 
Depart from Alumni Hall

9:00-11:00 p.m.—Evening Games
Join other students for evening games! 
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union

Tuesday, September 6

8:00 a.m.—*Breakfast with IPOP Group
Join your IPOP and your group members for breakfast.    
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:00-10:45 a.m.—*Health & Wellness at Knox
Staying healthy is essential to your success as a student. Learn about healthcare and insurance in the U.S.     
Scheduled by group number. See you IPOP leader. 

9:00-10:45 a.m.—*Introduction to F-1 Regulations
Learn about the benefits and regulations of F-1 student visa status. Required for students on the F-1 visa.    
Scheduled by group number. See you IPOP leader. 

11:00-11:45 a.m.—*Writing Assessment
Don't sweat it! This assessment will help you and your advisor select classes at the best course level for you. Relax and you'll do fine!     
Refer to your orientation folder for location.

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—Lunch
Hard Knox Cafe

1:00-2:45 p.m.—*Library & Academics Workshops
Learn what to expect in the classroom and meet the director of the Center for Teaching & Learning. Meet library staff and learn more about the resources there. You'll have a chance to participate in both sessions. Check your orientation folder for your schedule.    
Scheduled by group number. See your IPOP leader. 

2:45-3:45 p.m.—International Tea
Join OISS for a tea break.      
Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge

3:45-4:30 p.m.—*Diversity Workshop
Learn about the diversity within the U.S.  
Location TBA    
 

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.—*Four-year Snapshot
Learn what comes next -- during orientation, during fall term, and throughout your first year at Knox and beyond.   
Location TBA

5:30 - 5:45 p.m.—*Orientation Group Meeting   
See your IPOP leader

6:00-8:00 p.m.—*Dinner & Study Abroad Reflection
See your IPOP Leader

8:00-10:00 p.m.—Evening Activity
TBA

Wednesday, September 7

One Community: New Student Orientation begins today! Attendance is required for all events with an asterisk (*). Please refer to the New Student Orientation schedule of events, and check back daily for updates.

6:30-9:00 a.m.—Breakfast 
Meet at 8:00 to have breakfast with International Ambassadors.
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:00-11:00 a.m.—Table Fair 
Resources for new students.    
Lobby, Center for Fine Arts (CFA)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—PNC Banking
Lobby, Center for Fine Arts (CFA)

9:30-11:15 a.m.—Shopping Trip    
Depart from Alumni Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.—Lunch
Hard Knox Cafe, Seymour Union

12:30-1:45 p.m.—*Suite Meeting    
Your Suite

2:00 p.m.—*Welcome     
East Lawn, Old Main

3:15 p.m.—*Orientation Leader Meeting    
Kresge Recital Hall, CFA

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