Where you live is one of the most important parts of your college experience. Your four years living on campus will provide you with opportunities to develop new friendships and skills and to learn about new ideas, beliefs, and cultures within a caring community atmosphere. Living on campus also provides unique opportunities for interpersonal learning and growth as you live, study, and engage with the rest of the campus community.
To help me make the best roommate match possible, you will fill out a Housing and Preceptorial Preference Form on your Pre-Arrival Tracker. The form asks a number questions and your honest answers will assist me in placing you in a suite of individuals with whom you are compatible and who may become lifelong friends.
If you are a first-year student (or are a transfer student with less than one year of college credit), the form will also ask you to choose your First-Year Preceptorial course preferences. This is the foundational course of your Knox education, so take care in your topic selection.
We ask for the Preceptorial preferences along with your housing preferences because some First-Year Preceptorial courses allow you to live with your classmates. These are called Living-Learning Communities and students in these courses live together in a suite, taking class together. Living-Learning Communities give students more chances to build relationships with their classmates through the shared classroom and residential experience.
Before you fill out the preference form, learn more about First-Year Preceptorial and take a look at the Course Descriptions.
In the form, you will be asked to choose four preferences as well as a course you definitely do not want to take. Courses that are Living-Learning Communities will be designated with an (LLC) behind them. You can choose all LLC preferences, all traditional preferences, or mix of the two.
The Housing and Preceptorial Preference Form, which you will find in your Pre-Arrival Tracker, is due on June 1. In early July, you will receive notification of your housing assignment, First-Year Preceptorial placement, and the name and contact information for your roommate. Your Resident Assistant will also contact you in July with more information about your suite.
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call the Campus Life Office at 309-341-7527.
I look forward to seeing you on campus this fall!
Assistant Dean for Campus Life