Knox College

Experience Knox in a Supportive, Secure Environment

The Knox community is a nurturing environment, with faculty, staff, and students who will support you throughout your Knox experience, whether in the classroom, laboratory, athletic field, or residence hall.

This nurturing environment extends to the Department of Campus Safety, which is here seven days a week, 24 hours a day to keep you and the Knox campus safe and secure. Officers are available to escort you to and from any location on campus and they offer many programs and services to keep you out of harm’s way. You will learn more about these services at Orientation.

In the meantime, here are some things to know when you arrive on campus:

Campus Alert Notification
To keep you informed in the event of an emergency or unforeseen event, the College has implemented a Campus Alert notification system using voice, e-mail, and text messaging. During such situations, Knox can broadcast pertinent information and provide details about what you should do. Learn more about the program and sign up for Knox campus alerts.

Residence Hall Keys
For your safety and security, residence hall doors are locked 24 hours a day. You are also encouraged to keep your individual room locked at all times. You will receive your room and residence hall keys when you arrive on campus for Orientation. Learn more about keys on campus.

Parking Permits
If you plan to bring your car or other motor vehicle to Knox, you will need a parking window decal within 24 hours of arriving on campus. Bring a completed parking application (PDF) or fill out the form when you arrive at Orientation. Learn more about parking on the Knox campus.

Bikes on Campus
Bringing a bike to campus? Be sure to register it at Orientation. In cooperation with the Galesburg Police Department, Campus Safety offers bicycle registration stickers at no cost to Knox students. The registration information is then retained by both departments so that your bike can be more easily recovered if it is lost or stolen on or off campus. Learn more about bikes on campus.

Counseling Services

We recognize that wellness is more than just your physical health. Your emotional well-being and ability to deal with the many changes you will face in the coming months are important to a successful college experience.

We are here to help you navigate these transitions. Confidential counseling is available free of charge to all enrolled Knox students, where you can talk with an objective professional about your feelings and concerns. Appointments are available weekdays at Counseling Services, located at Furrow Residential Hall. The staff offers short-term individual and group counseling and outreach services on topics such as stress and time management, substance abuse, procrastination, and eating disorders. Students requiring longer term counseling will be referred to professionals in the community. Learn more about counseling services at Knox.

Tuition Deadline Approaching

A Knox education is an investment in your future, and our goal is to help you feel confident that the investment is affordable. Now is the time to decide what payment option is best for you and your family.

Bills for tuition, room and board, and other fees were mailed in early July. Payment arrangements must be made by August 12.

You have a number of options to make a payment, including:

  1. Check or money order payable to Knox College (contact Penny Young if you intend to pay in person)
  2. One-time payment of term fees through Tuition Management Systems
  3. Credit card on-line
  4. Payment Plan through Tuition Management Systems

For more information about all of these options, please see our student billing page. We have assembled a page of frequently asked questions (FAQ) to address many of the common questions about student accounts. If you have any questions not addressed in the FAQ or have not yet received your bill, please contact Penny Young at or 309-341-7313. She can assist you with any concerns you may have about your student account.

In addition to tuition, many other deadlines are right around the corner:

August 1

August 6

Before You Arrive On Campus

Visit the 2017 Facebook Group

Facebook logoDid you see President Obama's speech at Knox last week? Share your thoughts about the President's visit on the 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 22 -- Staying Well at Knox

July 15 -- Housing and Meal Plans

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