Knox College

Looking Forward to Orientation 2013

We're already making plans for your arrival in September and the preparations are well underway! A talent show, magician/comedian, improv performance, bike-in movie -- these are just a few of the fun things to look forward to when you get here.

Orientation is designed to welcome you to campus and introduce you to the larger Knox community, which is why we call it "One Community: Orientation 2013." Not only will you get to know your classmates, you'll meet faculty and staff, explore campus, and learn more about how to make the most of your Knox educational experience. View the sample New Student Orientation schedule.

Students participate in a day of service in the Galesburg community.Other activities to look forward to -- aside from meeting your suite-mates and actually moving into your new residence -- include opportunities to explore Galesburg, like bike excursions through the city and a local food tour. There will also be a Day of Service before classes begin, where you will join your classmates to spend a few hours helping one of our community partners. Afterward, everyone will return to campus for Pumphandle, a Knox tradition since 1885, where you will have the chance to shake the hands of students, faculty, and staff, followed by an all-campus picnic.

As a supplement to New Student Orientation, there are special activities planned for international, multicultural, and non-traditional students, as well as events specifically designed for friends and family who accompany you to Knox.

Students get to know each other at the carnival                      of clubs at the beginning of the academic year.International Student Orientation -- September 4-6
International Student Orientation will help you with any visa concerns you may have and introduce you to the campus resources available to make the transition to living and studying in the United States as smooth as possible. Meet your international advisor, get a tour of downtown, and more before other new students arrive on campus. View the tentative International Student Orientation schedule. Questions? Contact Josh Ferchau.

Multicultural Student Orientation -- September 4-6
Multicultural Student Orientation will give you an opportunity to learn about the diverse Knox community and the various resources available to multicultural students. Please contact Tianna Cervantez, director of multicultural student advisement, to make your reservation for Multicultural Student Orientation or with any questions you may have. View the tentative Multicultural Student Orientation schedule.

Non-Traditional Student Orientation -- September 6
Are you a non-traditional Knox student? If you're older than the traditional college student, live locally and commute to Knox, are married, or beginning a career transition, you bring unique insight into the classroom. We've scheduled special events to welcome you to campus. View A student enjoys time with her brother during                  Orientation.the tentative Non-Traditional Student Orientation schedule.

Family and Friends Orientation -- September 7
While many events and activities have been planned for new students, we know this is also a special time for family and friends as they accompany you to campus. We have planned a number of events where they can learn more about life at Knox and meet other new Knox families. View the tentative Family and Friends Orientation schedule.

Planning Your Arrival -- Travel Arrangements

There are many ways to get to Knox by car, plane, train or bus. If you haven't already, be sure to make your travel arrangements now. We also offer a shuttle service from area airports and bus terminals. Learn more about shuttle service to Knox. Finally, if you need a place for friends and family to stay once you arrive on campus, view a list of area accommodations.

Visit the 2017 Facebook Group

Facebook logoWhat are you looking forward to the most once you hit campus? Connect with your classmates on the Knox 2017 Facebook group and share.

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


May 6 -- Welcome to Knox!

May 13 -- Graduation Wish List

May 20 -- Knox Traditions

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