Knox College

Housing and Meal Plans

At Knox, we take extra care to review each housing assignment and make the best possible roommate match. Letters have started going out with room assignments. If you haven’t received yours yet, don’t worry -- you will receive your letter soon!

Please remember that it’s a good idea to contact your roommate before you arrive on campus so you can decide on what items each of you should bring. See the list of things you should (and shouldn’t) bring to campus.

A student reads in her room.Along with housing information, you will receive your Knox e-mail account address and login. Find out what you need to do to get your computer ready for your arrival at Knox.

Now is the time to prepare for another element of your residential life experience -- dining. Knox offers a variety of dining plans from which you can choose. Find more information about meal plan options at Knox. Once you choose the option that best fits your needs, fill out the dining services contract (a copy of the contract is included with your housing letter) and return the signed contract by August 1.

Mid-Summer Recap

Summer is half over and in less than two months, you will arrive on campus for Orientation. Over the last few months, we have sent you a lot of information, so this is a good time to review all that you have received so far and make sure that you’re on track to have everything to us before you arrive on campus in September.

Tuition, Room and Board, and Fees
Bills for tuition, room and board, and other fees were mailed in early July. Payment arrangements must be made by August 12. The College offers flexible monthly payment plans through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For information, go to the TMS Knox College Gateway or call 800-722-4867. Payments can also be made by mail or credit card. Learn more about your options and payment due dates for the year.

Final Transcript
Your final transcript is required to enroll in classes and maintain your eligibility for any financial aid or scholarships you have received. It will also be used to assist your faculty advisor as you register for classes in the fall. Mail your final transcript to Office of Admission, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401.

A student meets with his faculty advisor.Course Preference Form
When you arrive in the fall, the Course Preference Form will serve as a guide to you and your advisor as you develop your official schedule for the term. To ensure a smooth process in developing your schedule, fill out the course preference form by August 1.

Ask A Prof
Have some questions about your class preferences for this fall? Through the end of July, a Knox professor will be available to answer any questions you have about the academic program at

First-Year Preceptorial
Knox's First-Year Preceptorial is a journey of intellectual discovery for first-year students during your first term on campus. Before you arrive on campus,we'd like you to read a short essay by David Foster Wallace, entitled, "Consider the Lobster." Take a look at the review questions and think them over as you read the essay (PDF). During New Student Orientation you'll attend a talk by Professor Brandon Polite, a faculty member in Philosophy, who will provide insights on this thought-provoking essay.

A student at her computer.Placement Exams
All students need to satisfy a requirement in math and a second language for graduation. To assist you in selecting the appropriate courses, you must take a math placement exam. You must also take an online placement exam if you studied French, German, or Spanish in high school, or have had significant exposure to these languages. Learn more about placement exams in math and a second language and how to take the exams.

Health Forms
To help us meet your healthcare needs when you arrive on campus, we must receive an Emergency Medical History Information Form (PDF) and Immunization Form (PDF) from you by August 6. Read more about immunization requirements. You will not be able to register for classes if we have not received both of these forms. Mail them to Office of Student Development, Knox College, Box K-236, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401.

Attend a Summer Picnic Near You!
Students enjoy a Knox summer picnic.Each summer, Knox hosts picnics across the country for friends of the College. These gatherings are an informal opportunity for alumni, students, parents, and faculty to come together to get acquainted and celebrate their ties to Knox. Learn more about picnics planned in your area:

Visit the 2017 Facebook Group

Facebook logoWhat special things do you plan on bringing from home to campus? Share your list on the Knox 2017 Facebook group.

Dates to Remember

August 19
Fall Athlete and Parent Orientation

September 4
Multicultural Student Orientation
International Student Orientation

September 6
Non-Traditional Student Orientation

September 7
Family and Friends Orientation
New Student Orientation

September 11
Pumphandle, Day of Service, and
All-Campus Picnic

September 12
Classes Begin

October 4-6
Family and Friends Weekend


July 8 -- Healthcare Resources

July 1 -- Owning Your Education

June 24 -- Alumni Community

June 17 -- Payment Options

June 10 -- Nurturing Excellence at Knox

June 3 -- Learning at Knox

May 27 -- Orientation

May 20 -- Knox Traditions

May 13 -- Graduation Wish List

May 6 -- Welcome to Knox!

Knox Links

New Student Page

Orientation Schedule

Knox News

Knox on Facebook

Knox Calendar

Class of 2017 Facebook Group

Knox College Office of Student Development
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
309-341-7222 Phone
309-341-7077 Fax