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A Dozen (Plus One) Things To Do To Get Ready For Life On Campus

  1. 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, also on your student portal.
  2. Find out what you should (and shouldn't) bring to campus. See what's already furnished and a packing list of things to bring to campus. Learn more about room and suite measurements to determine what will (and won't) fit.
  3. Choose a meal plan. Knox meal plans are designed with an emphasis on flexibility. Choose the meal plan on your student portal that best meets your individual needs and tastes.
  4. Find healthcare right around the corner (or across the quad). Medical care is provided on campus by Health Services. There is no cost per visit and no limit to the number of visits you can make to the office, which provides basic healthcare for illness and injuries.
  5. Complete medical forms. To provide the best care possible while you are at Knox, we need for you to complete an immunization record as well as medical history and insurance information forms, all of which can be found on your student portal.
  6. Learn more about insurance coverage. You're automatically enrolled in an accident insurance plan that provides specified medical benefits if you're accidentally injured either on or off campus. International students should ensure they have additional health insurance that provides coverage in the U.S. Learn more about health insurance for international students. U.S. citizens living abroad should also ensure they have health insurance in the U.S., either through your parents or your own policy. Find information about individual insurance plans.
  7. Do you have comprehensive coverage? All Knox students are strongly advised to have comprehensive health insurance. While basic health care is available through campus Health Services, additional medical expenses are your financial responsibility. Knox does not offer comprehensive health insurance plans for students, but we have identified some insurance options
  8. Access mental health resources. Confidential counseling, outreach, and consultations are available free of charge to all Knox students, where you have the opportunity to talk with an objective professional about your feelings and concerns. Learn more about Counseling Services
  9. International student? Learn about health and wellness in the United States. Your health and wellness are essential to your success at Knox, and you can expect to receive high-quality health care in the U.S. Learn more about health care in the U.S.
  10. Develop the skills needed to address critical life issues. A Knox education is about more than learning in the classroom; it's about being part of a healthy campus community. All entering students complete two online courses—AlcoholEdu and HAVEN—before arriving on campus. Access the online courses on your student portal.
  11. Get involved on campus and in the community. Knox has more than 100 student organizations. Take an interest survey on your student portal and we'll pass your name to organization leaders so they can let you know how to jump-start your involvement at Knox.
  12. Find a campus job. Bike mechanic, writer, tour ambassador, teaching assistant—many on-campus jobs are available for students who would like to work up to 10 hours each week.
  13. Are you an athlete? If you plan to participate in Prairie Fire Athletics, a physical examination is required before you can participate in practice or competitions. Learn more about physicals and student-athlete insurance.

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