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Campus Life


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Students display their countries flags at the annual International Fair in Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

More than 95% of Knox students live on campus and the rest live in nearby houses and apartments. As a residential campus, everything from student activities to housing arrangements have been designed to foster and support the intimacy and diversity you'll find in our community. No matter what your interests, you'll make friends and have a lot of fun. Most of all, you'll feel like you belong.

Let us know your housing preferences.
To help us match you with the best roommate possible, complete a questionnaire on your student portal. Once we learn your preferences, we'll send your assignment and ask you to approve a housing agreement, which you will also find on your student portal.

Want to know how much room you'll have in your new living space? Get the lowdown on room, mattress, closet, and window dimensions and where to do your laundry in each residence hall. It's a good idea to contact your roommate before you arrive on campus so you can decide on what items each of you should bring. See the list of things you should (and shouldn't) bring to campus.

Learn about postal services at Knox.
Have items that need to be shipped to Knox? Your housing assignment letter will include your Knox mailing address, called your K-Box. Learn more about mailroom and postal services at Knox.

Get involved on campus and in the community.
There's always something going on at Knox, and it's the students who make it happen! Knox has more than 100 student organizations. Want to get involved? Take an interest survey on your student portal; we'll pass your name to organization leaders, so they can let you know how to jump-start your involvement at Knox.

Choose your dining plan.
With five student board plans and two commuter plans, Knox offers a variety of dining options to meet your needs, whether you prefer to eat in the dining hall, snack bar, or on the run.

Stay safe.
The Department of Campus Safety is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and is dedicated to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus in cooperation with other campus departments and community organizations. Campus Safety staff will be at check-in and move-in to let you know about all of the services they offer. In the meantime, learn more about residence hall keysparking permits, and registering bikes on campus.

Contribute to our culture of sustainability.
The Knox community is committed to creating and nurturing a culture of sustainability. When you arrive on campus, stop by the student-run Share Shop for school supplies, clothing for all seasons, and housewares. And take a few minutes to learn more about other sustainability programs and initiatives, events, and resources (including the Knox Farm, Bike Shop, and Bike Share).

Say "Cheese!"
Knox's photographers and videographers work throughout the year to capture and share the Knox experience with the College's many constituents. Our photos, audio, or video recordings may be used on the Knox College website and other digital communications, in print publications, and for publicity purposes. But you can choose to opt out of photo and video coverage. Read more about our media policy (PDF).

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Printed on Saturday, February 23, 2019