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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! Over the coming months, this is where you will find information to make your journey from home to campus a smooth one.

When you arrive on campus, you will participate in New Student Orientation, known as Blaze a Trail. Orientation 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.

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. We care deeply about your success and look forward to helping you become the person you want to be.

Questions? Contact the Division of Student Development at 309-341-7222 or

4 Things to Do Right Now

  1. Find out where you'll be living.
    To find out where you will be living this fall and the names of your roommate and suitemates, you will need to log into your MyHousing Portal using your Knox credentials. Find out how to log into the portal.

  2. Get ready to meet with your academic advisor 
    Your academic advisor will be reaching out to you in mid-July to schedule a meeting where you will choose your classes for fall term. Refer to these emails for first-year and transfer students for more information on how to prepare for the meeting.
  3. Plan for your arrival on campus.
    Check out the Move-in and Orientation page to see when you need to arrive on campus. 

  4. Start planning now for what you should (and shouldn't) bring to campus.
    Find out what's already furnished in your room and see a packing list of those things that you should bring to campus.

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