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 make your reservation for MSO! Contact Tianna Cervantez at 309-341-7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about traveling to campus and area accommodations for your family. Be sure to check out the MSO shuttle schedule for shuttle information from the local airports. We look forward to seeing you in September!
On Twitter? Be sure to follow us @KnoxCollege1837 for updates throughout orientation week! Share your thoughts and photos using #knoxOweek. Also, meet your orientation leaders!
Jump to each day's schedule: September 4 l September 5 l September 6 l September 7
|12:00-3:00 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)|
|12:00-3:00 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.
|1:00 p.m.||PNC On-Campus Banking||Gallery, Seymour Union|
|1:00-3:00 p.m.||Center for Intercultural Life (CIL) Drop-In
||Quad Area, Simonds Hall|
|1:00-3:00 p.m.||Knox Bookstore Visit
Grab your Knox gear!
|Lobby, Seymour Union|
|1:00-4:00 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 (second floor, CFA)|
|3:00 p.m.||Meet Your Multicultural Student Orientation Leader (MSOL)
|3:30-4:15 p.m.||Meet the Deans: Parents Information Session
Do you have questions about student life at Knox? How much studying is involved? What activities are available? Join Laura Behling, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, and Deb Southern, dean of students, as they describe what your student will be doing during his/her first year at Knox.
|Kresge Recital Hall, CFA|
|5:00-11:00 p.m.||Founders Computer Lab
Need Internet access? Founders Lab is open! (Access to campus computers only; no laptop support)
|5:30-7:30 p.m.||Welcome Dinner
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)|
|7:30 p.m.||Time for Goodbyes||Gizmo Patio (Rain location: Oak 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|
|8:00 a.m.||Breakfast with MSOLs
Your orientation leader will check in with you at breakfast. All students will receive their meal card at this time.
|Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union|
|9:00-10:15 a.m.||Student Insider Campus Tour
Orientation leaders will give you a campus tour to become more familiar with your new community, the people you need to know, and the nicknames to the buildings, rooms, etc.
|Meet at Gizmo Patio|
|10:30-11:30 a.m.||Faculty Panel: Being a Successful Knox Student
Faculty members offer their insights.
|Round Room, CFA|
|12:00-1:30 p.m.||Lunch with Orientation Leader
||Hard Knox Café|
|1:30-3:00 p.m.||The Great SMC Race and Ice Cream Social
Get to know your science and math faculty.
|3:00-4:00 p.m.||Study Skills with Stephanie Grimes and Laura Bush
Seymour Library Presentation
|Red Room, 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 with Student Speakers
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, Harambee House|
|8:00 a.m.||Breakfast with MSOLs
Your orientation leader will check in with you at breakfast.
|Hard Knox Café|
|9:00-10:30 a.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|
|10:30-11:00 a.m.||TRIO Achievement Program||TBA|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Mark and Jeannette Kleine Center for Community Service
Bastian Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development
|11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Lunch||Hard Knox Café|
|1:00 p.m.||Explore Galesburg Tours
|5:00-6:30 p.m.||International Dinner
As you race to the finish of the scavenger hunt, join students from International Student Orientation for a delicious dinner in downtown Galesburg, featuring international dishes.
|156 East Main Street (corner of Prairie and Main)|
|6:30 p.m.||First Friday
Head over to Seminary Street, where you can experience "First Friday" -- an evening of live music, food booths, and fun held on the first Friday of each month during summer.
|Seminary Street Historic District|
|Galesburg Civic Art Center Art Opening||114 East Main Street|
|9:00 p.m.||Dance Party
||Oak Room, Seymour Union|
|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.|
||Hard Knox Café|
|10:00 a.m.||Morning Meeting||Taylor Student Lounge & Game Room|
|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|