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Multicultural Student 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

September 3-5

Welcome to the Knox community! Multicultural Student Orientation (MSO) is a supplement to New Student Orientation that provides opportunities to learn about the diverse Knox community and the various resources available to multicultural students.

MSO is student-initiated -- current multicultural students organize and run the activities, so you get first-hand experiences from what other students believe to be important to help you make the transition to college life.

Please use your student portal to make reservations for MSO! Contact Tianna Cervantez at 309-341-7231 or with any questions you may have about traveling to campus and area accommodations for your family. Shuttle service is available from the local airports. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Attendance is required for all events with an asterisk (*).

Thursday, September 3

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -- New Student Check-In
Get your residence hall keys and orientation packets! Attend the Table Fair in the lobby of CFA. College centers and staff will be on hand with information about special programs and services.
Lobby, Center for the Fine Arts (CFA)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -- Move Into Residence Halls
Current Knox students will be available to assist and provide directions to your room. You may park near your residence hall for unloading. Please move your vehicle to one of the parking lots once you're finished.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -- Take Care of Any Unfinished Business
Visit the financial aid and business office staff to turn in any financial aid forms or make payment arrangements.
Financial Aid Office (Alumni Hall)

11:30 a.m.-1:00p.m. -- Welcome Lunch
Friends and family are invited! Take time after a busy day to relax and meet your new classmates and other Knox parents.
Gizmo Patio (Rain location: Oak Room, Seymour Union)

1:00 p.m. -- Meet your Multicultural Student Orientation Leader (MSOL)
Meet your group members and learn what to expect over the next week of orientation activities.
CFA Lobby

1:30-2:30 p.m. -- Student Insider Campus Tour
Orientation Leaders will give you a campus tour to become familiar with your new community, the people you need to know, and the nicknames to the buildings, rooms, etc.
Depart from Gizmo

1:30-2:30 p.m. -- Parent Information Session
Parents have the opportunity to ask questions regarding what to expect of their student's first year at Knox.
Red Room, Seymour Library

2:30 p.m. -- Time for Good-Byes
Gizmo Patio (Rain Location, CFA Lobby)

3:00-4:40 p.m. -- Computer Connections and Info Session
Students will attend a session on connecting their computers, tablets, and/or smart phones to the campus system.
Stellyes Lab (Basement, Science & Math Building)

4:30-5:30 p.m.--Optional Shopping Trip or Settling into Your Hall

5:30-6:30 p.m. -- Dinner with MSOLs
Hard Knox Cafe

7:30-8:30 p.m. -- Student Panel: Being a Knox Community Member
MSOLs host a student Q&A session about all topics related to academics and student life.
Taylor Student Lounge & Game Room, Seymour Union

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

Friday, September 4

8:00 a.m. -- Breakfast with MSOLs
Your orientation leader will check in with you at breakfast.
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

10:15-10:40 a.m. -- Meet the Deans: Informational Session
Students have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of three of our deans at Knox. You will hear from Deb Southern, dean of students; Lori Schroeder, associate dean of the college; and Laura Schnack, associate dean of students regarding their specific roles on campus and how they may assist you through your first year and beyond.
Meet at Gizmo Patio

10:50-11:30 a.m. -- Faculty Panel: Being a Successful Knox Student
Faculty members offer their insights.
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union

11:30-12:30 p.m. -- Lunch with Orientation Leader
Hard Knox Café

12:30-2:00 p.m. -- The Great SMC Race and Ice Cream Social
Get to know your science and math faculty.
SMC E117

2:00-4:00 p.m. -- Study Skills with Stephanie Grimes and Laura Bush (1 hr session held twice)
During this session you will learn about the many academic resources available to you on campus as well as begin thinking about how studying will be different in college
Red Room, Seymour Library

2:00-4:00p.m. -- Seymour Library Presentation (1 hr session held twice)
Learn the many different resources that the library has to offer including textbook loans, interlibrary loans and much more!
Seymour Library

4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Shopping Trip (optional)
Forgot to pack something? Is there an item you can't live without? No problem! A shuttle will provide rides to local shopping centers.
Circle Drive, CFA

6:00-8:00 p.m. -- One Community Dinner Buffet
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)
Join us for an evening of bowling at Northgate Lanes in Galesburg. We provide the shoes and games. 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!  Please refer to the New Student Orientation schedule of events, and check back daily for updates.

7:30-8:30 a.m. -- Breakfast with MSOLs
Your orientation leader will check in with you at breakfast.
Hard Knox Café

8:45-10:00 a.m. -- Student Activities Sponsored by Union Board

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

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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