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Family and Friends Orientation


Knox College

Office of Student Development

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


309-341-7077 (fax)


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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.

Wednesday, September 10

9:00-11:00 a.m. -- New Student Check-In
Students can pick up their residence hall keys and orientation packets.

9:00-11:00 a.m. -- Move Into Residence Halls
Help your student move into his/her new residence. Upperclass students will be available to assist and provide direction. You may park near your student's residence for unloading. After unloading, please move your vehicle to one of the parking lots.

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. -- Lunch Break
On Campus: Drop by the Gizmo snack bar or purchase lunch tickets for the Hard Knox Café during check-in. Off Campus: We encourage you to explore some of Galesburg's local restaurants.

12:30-1:30 p.m. --Q&A with College Deans, Kresge Recital Hall, CFA
Have questions about life at Knox? The dean of Students, Dean of the College and Associate Dean of the College will answer your questions about life in and outside othe classroom.

1:30-2:00 p.m. --New Parent Drop-in, Lobby, CFA
Need a pick-me-up after all that moving? Stop by to meet other Knox parents and College staff. Pick up information about the campus and the Galesburg area. Light refreshments offered.                                     

2:00-3:00 p.m. -- Welcome Address
President Teresa Amott will officially welcome you to the Knox community. Meet other new families as you wind down your move-in day.

3:00 p.m. -- 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.

3:30-5:00 p.m. -- President's Reception for Family and Friends
Please join us at the Ingersoll House (President's House) in Galesburg!

On Twitter? Be sure to follow us @KnoxCollege1837 for updates throughout orientation week! Share your thoughts and photos using #knoxOweek.

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