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International Student Orientation

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Office of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7222

Fax: 309-341-7077

newstudent@​knox.edu

The Knox Shop
Ford Center for the Fine Arts

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

The Office of International Student Services is excited to welcome you to International Student Orientation (ISO) at Knox College! During ISO, 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 1  l  September 2  l  September 3  l  September 4September 5

Tuesday, September 1

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)

2:00 - 5:00 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

3:00 p.m. -- Campus Tour
Take a first look at your new home! A current Knox Student will be your guide.
Depart from Alumni Hall

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Dinner
Meet at Alumni Hall at 5:30 p.m. to go to dinner with a group.
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

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

7:00 p.m. -- Women's Volleyball Game
Cheer for the Knox Prairie Fire vs. Eureka College.
Memorial Gym

8:00 - 9:30p.m. -- Games in International House
Join other students for evening games!
International House

Wednesday, September 2

7:30-10:00 a.m. -- Breakfast
Meet at Alumni Hall at 8:30 a.m. to go to breakfast with a group.   
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:00 a.m.-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)

10:00 a.m. -- Getting Connected
Get your laptop and other devices connected to the wireless network.     
Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center, Stellyes Lab

10:00 a.m.-12:00 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

11:00 a.m. -- Campus Tour
Take your first look at your new home! A current Knox student will be your guide.    
Depart from Alumni Hall

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. -- Lunch
Meet at Alumni Hall at 12:00p.m. to go to lunch with a group.    
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

1:00-4:00 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

1:15 p.m. -- Getting Connected
Get your laptop and other devices connected to the wireless network.     
Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center, Stellyes Lab

2:00-5:00 p.m. -- Shopping Trip
Need to purchase some things you couldn't pack? You can find almost anything at a local shopping center, including a cell phone. Shuttles leave campus at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00, and leave the shopping center at 2:45, 3:45, and 4:45.     
Depart from Alumni Hall

4:15 p.m. -- Campus Tour
Take your first look at your new home! A current Knox student will be your guide.    
Depart from Alumni Hall

5:30 p.m. -- *Meeting & Dinner with Orientation Leader
Get to know your orientation leader and group members.     
Meet your Orientation Leader at Alumni Hall

7:30 p.m. -- *ISO Welcome
Welcome to International Student Orientation! Get ready for two fun days of ISO!     
Center for Fine Arts, Round Room

9:00 p.m. -- Campus Activities
TBA

Thursday, September 3

8:30 a.m. -- *Breakfast with ISO Group
Join your Orientation Leader and your group members for breakfast.    
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:30-10:00 a.m. -- *Let's Move!
Start your day off with some fresh air and outdoor fun!     
South Lawn of Old Main. (Rain location: Center for Fine Arts, Round Room)

10:10-10:55 a.m. -- *Culture & Culture Shock
What might you experience as you start your education far from home? Hear from international students and test what you know -- or think you know -- of American culture. Bring your passport and I-20 with you!    
Center for Fine Arts, Round Room

11:00-11:45 a.m. -- *Health & Wellness
Staying healthy is essential to your success as a student. Learn about healthcare and insurance in the U.S.    
Center for Fine Arts, Round Room

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- *Welcome Lunch
Friends and family are invited! Meet new classmates and Knox parents from other orientation programs.     
Gizmo Patio (Rain location: Oak Room, Seymour Union)

1:00-4:30 p.m. -- *New International Student Fair
Open a bank account, learn about F-1 status and how to access Knox computing, and learn how to register for health insurance. Refer to your orientation folder for your schedule.     
Center for Fine Arts & Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

4:00-5:30 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

4:30-6:30 p.m. -- Shopping Trip
Need to purchase some things you couldn't pack? You can find almost anything at a local shopping center, including a cell phone. Shuttles depart campus at 4:30 and 5:30, and depart the shopping center at 4:15 and 5:15.     
Depart from Circle Drive, Center for Fine Arts

5:30-7:30 p.m. -- *Dinner with ISO Group
Check in with your orientation leader to see when your group is going to dinner.    
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

7:30-8:30 p.m. -- *Orientation Group Meeting
Talk about your goals for your study abroad experience!     
Check with your orientation leader

8:30-10:30p.m. -- Campus Activities, Coffee, and Dessert
Join other students on campus for after-dinner refreshments and games!     
Taylor Student Lounge & Game Room, Seymour Union

Friday, September 4

7:30-9:00 a.m. -- Breakfast    
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:30-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:20 a.m. -- *Academics in the U.S. & *Library Tour
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.    
Seymour Library

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. -- *Scavenger Hunt
Explore Galesburg with your orientation group and eat lunch out at a local restaurant! Look for clues and check-in points along the way.   Depart from Seymour Library

2:40-3:10 p.m. -- *What's Next?
Learn what comes next -- during orientation, during fall term, and throughout your first year at Knox and beyond.      
Center for Fine Arts, Round Room

3:15-4:00 p.m. -- *English 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!     
Center for Fine Arts, Round Room

4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Optional Activities: Shopping or Tea Time
Take a shuttle to a local shopping center or relax at Tea Time.    
Shuttle departs from Circle Drive, Center for Fine Arts
Tea Time: Plomin Terrace. Rain location: CFA lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. -- *One Community Dinner Buffet with Student Speakers (tentative)
Get to know other members of the Knox community!    
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union

8:30-10:30 p.m. -- Bowling with the Center for Intercultural Life (CIL)
Experience a classic American pastime and join the CIL for an evening of bowling at Northgate Lanes in Galesburg. Shoes and games will be provided. Pre-register to attend.    
Meet at Seymour Union Loading Dock

10:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. -- Campus Activities
The residential cultural centers and themed houses will host a variety of activities.    
ABLE Center, Asian Cultural House, Casa Latina, International House

Saturday, September 5

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.

7:30-9:30 a.m. -- Breakfast 
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

8:45-10:00 a.m. -- Student Activities
Join Union Board for activities on campus, or visit the local Farmer’s Market.    
TBA

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Lunch    
Hard Knox Café, 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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