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New Students


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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We're excited to welcome you to the Knox community for fall term 2017! Over the coming months, this will be your go-to place to help make your journey from home to campus a smooth one.

Every few weeks, you'll receive e-mails filled with helpful information, like what to bring to campus, how to choose your classes, and important dates to remember as fall approaches. If you miss any e-mails, don't worry. All the information you need is a click away on the links above. And if you have questions, contact the Division of Student Development at 309-341-7222 or

5 Things to Do Right Now

  1. Check your e-mail.
    In case you missed it, check your e-mail for July 7. You received a link to your first assignment, a reading of the e-book Make Your Home Among Strangers

  2. Let us know your FP preferences
    First-Year Preceptorial is a small seminar course that all first-year students take. You will enroll in two additional courses during the fall term, but First-Year Preceptorial—or "FP" as it is universally and affectionately known—will be your foundation.There is not one FP course, but many FP courses from which to choose; some even provide an opportunity to live with your classmates in a Living/Learning Community. Learn more about the various FP courses, and then complete your FP Course Preference form on your portal .

  3. Sign up for Summer Advising Days July 22-23 (on campus) or July 25-27 (virtual).
    On Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, academic advisors will be available to meet with you on the Knox campus. During set hours the following week (July 25-27), you can sign up to speak with "virtual advisors" via your computer or by phone. Advisors can help you select your fall course preferences, including FP, and address any questions you have about academic planning or campus life. For the on-campus advising program, we will also offer an information session for your parents/guardians and answer their questions about academics and life at Knox. Sign up for a campus advising session or virtual advising session.

  4. Join the Class of 2021 Facebook Group. Meet your classmates, ask questions, and learn more about the Knox experience in this Facebook group. And be sure to follow the College on all of our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, and follow us on Snapchat at KnoxCollege1837.

  5. See when you need to arrive this fall. Orientation starts on September 7, but you will need to arrive early if you are an athlete or international student. We also offer a variety of other programs that require an earlier arrival, so check out move-in dates for fall.

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