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Family & Friends Orientation


Division of Student Development

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Family & Friends Orientation Schedule (Thursday, September 8)

Welcome to Knox! Family and friends of incoming students are an important part of our community, and our partnership with you is critical to your student's success.

With that in mind, Knox invites students' families and friends to attend the following events on Thursday, September 8:

Testing, Residence Hall Key Pickup and Move in
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Current Knox students will be available to assist and provide directions to your student's room. You may park near the residence hall for unloading. Please move your vehicle to one of the parking lots once you're finished.

Lunch Available
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Seymour Union)
Join us for a buffet-style lunch served in the Seymour Student Union. Lunch is free for new students and $8 for guests. Lunch will be served in the Knox and Lombard Rooms and seating will available in the Lincoln, Oak, and Skylight Rooms.

Money Matters  
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. (Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts)
We know that financing your student's education can be complex. Student Financial Services staff will break down the aid and payment processes and provide tips for managing educational expenses.

Living and Learning at Knox College: What Parents Need to Know
2:00 - 3:15 p.m. (Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts)
Hear from College faculty and staff about critical topics including academic advising, safety, housing, billing, and helping your student make a successful transition into campus life. (Your student will have a mandatory meeting with their Resident Assistant at this time.)

Welcome to Knox
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. (South Lawn of Old Main)
Join President Andy McGadney and members of the college senior staff for your family's official welcome into the Knox community.

Time for Goodbyes
4:30 p.m. (South Lawn of Old Main)
It's time for your student to embark on their journey as a Knox student. Wish them well as they jump into their busy orientation schedule.

President's Reception for Family and Friends
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (Ingersoll House, 640 N. Prairie Street)
Wind down with fellow families at a casual reception with the president and senior staff. 

The complete schedule of events for new student orientation are now available on Guidebook. If you haven't already, take a moment to download the Fall 2022 Orientation App. It has lots of great info and it is super easy to use (viewing on a phone or tablet provides the most enhanced experience):

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Select the “Guidebook Access” button to get the free Guidebook app. Once there, open Guidebook and look for the guide: "Welcome to Knox College!"

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