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Knox College

Division of Student Development

One Community

Athletes are already on campus and other students are arriving to participate in pre-orientation programs. The rest of the class will move in on Thursday, September 7, which is the first day of One Community—New Student Orientation 2017 for all incoming students. View the orientation schedule.

During orientation, you'll get to know your classmates, meet faculty and staff, learn how to navigate the campus, understand how learning happens at Knox, and explore your new home of Galesburg.

One part of orientation and a special tradition at Knox is Pumphandle on September 10, the evening before classes begin. Everyone at Knox—incoming and current students, faculty, and staff—form a long twisty line on the south lawn of Old Main. You'll get to meet everyone on campus, face to face, hand to hand.

We look forward to shaking your hand and welcoming you to Knox!

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6 Things To Do Now


Check your student portal.
Be sure to check your student portal one last time to make sure all forms have been filled out.


Create art.
The arts at Knox offer exceptional opportunities to develop as an artist in a particular field, explore new passions, and challenge your creative potential in many ways. Learn about the various arts programs at Knox and upcoming auditions and deadlines.


Complete the common reading before your arrive on campus.
Don't forget to submit your response essay for the common reading. First-Year Preceptorial faculty are given responses to help guide classroom discussions, so be sure to get it to us before you arrive on campus.


Stay safe.
The Department of Campus Safety is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep you and your valuables safe. Campus Safety staff will be at orientation to let you know about all of the services they offer. In the meantime, learn more about residence hall keys, parking permits, and registering bikes on campus.


Visit MyKnox.
MyKnox is a secure site where you can access your Knox e-mail, Moodle learning management system, course schedules, registrar forms, tuition payment options, and more. You will also find tools to update your personal information and manage your academic experience. Log onto


Be a part of sustainability on campus.
The Knox community is committed to creating and nurturing a culture of sustainability. Before you complete your back-to-school shopping when you arrive on campus, stop by the student-run Share Shop for school supplies, clothing for all seasons, and housewares. Learn more about other sustainability programs and initiatives, events, and resources (including the Knox Farm, Bike Shop, and Bike Share).

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact the Division of Student Development any time at 309-341-7222 or


International Student Pre-Orientation Program

September 4-6

International Family & Friends Orientation

September 4-5

New Student Orientation

September 7-10

Family & Friends Orientation

September 7

Fall Term Classes Begin

September 11

Family & Friends Weekend

September 22-24

Students Kayak at Green Oaks

Green Oaks Biological Field Station is a place of serene beauty and exceptional natural diversity that has become, for many, a deeply valued part of the Knox experience. A site of learning in various forms—from student Honors projects to day trips to the 10-week interdisciplinary Green Oaks Term—the 700 acre station includes forest, grassland, aquatic habitat, and is the second site in the nation where a tallgrass prairie was restored

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