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Knox College

Division of Student Development

One Community

Congratulations on your decision to enroll at Knox College! On behalf of the Division of Student Development, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you into our community. You are embarking on a personal, educational, social, and cultural journey that will forever change your life. When you find that you need support, guidance, or just a simple answer to a question, the Student Development staff—along with the entire Knox faculty and staff—are ready and eager to assist you as best we can. We care deeply about your success and look forward to helping you become the person you want to be.

Over the next few months you will receive information about living and learning at Knox in communications from both Academic Affairs and Division of Student Development:

May: summer bridge programs, placement exams
June: selecting your First-Year Preceptorial class, common reading assignment
July: selecting courses for fall, housing and suitemate assignments

Our wide-ranging curricular and co-curricular offerings are designed to complement one another as you strive to become a well-rounded citizen of the world—a responsibility you will have for life. I encourage you to learn as much as you can about these opportunities and to take full advantage of them when you arrive on campus for our new student orientation: One Community.

One Community will introduce you to how learning happens here at Knox, to our vast array of campus resources and support services, to faculty and staff who will teach and mentor you, and to new friends from around the country and around the world. Throughout this four-day orientation, you will get to know peers from varying cultural backgrounds—students from bustling cities and rural communities—as we unite as one community of living and learning here in the heart of the Illinois prairie.

I encourage you too, to step outside of your comfort zone at Knox. Try something you've never tried before. Take on a leadership role. Make a concerted effort to get to know people whose backgrounds, values, and ideas are different than yours. And know that we are here to support you along the way.

With warmest regards,

Anne Ehrlich Signature
Anne Ehrlich, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Development
Communications Archive Student Portal Log-in Move-in Dates & Orientation New Student Resources

3 Things To Do Now


Get acquainted with the new student website.
This is where you'll find the information you need as you prepare for your journey to Knox. Visit often, as the site will be updated throughout the summer.


Check items off your to-do list.
Log into your personalized student portal. This is where you will find the forms that need to be filled out before you arrive this fall. If you haven't already, fill out your housing preference form and take a look at new forms that are now available for you to start completing.


Make plans now for orientation.
Knowing the dates of orientation will give you an idea of when to arrive on campus and what to expect when you get here. And speaking of arriving on campus, it's never too early to make arrangements for travel and accommodations for you and your family.

If you don't find the information you need at, feel free to contact the Division of Student Development any time at 309-341-7222 or if you have any questions.

College is a great adventure and we look forward to giving you the support you need on your journey to Knox. Welcome!



New Student Orientation

September 7-10


Fall Term Classes Begin

September 11

Student discussing where they love to go in Downtown Galesburg

Where do students love to go in Downtown Galesburg? With so many cool places, it's hard to decide!

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