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Living at Knox


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Berries on a campus tree.

You'll have support from our staff to ensure a smooth and fulfilling transition to campus life.

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. For that reason, Knox requires all entering students to complete two online courses—AlcoholEdu and HAVEN—before they arrive on campus. Access the online courses on your student portal.

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 and we'll pass your name to organization leaders so they can let you know how to jump-start your involvement at Knox.

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. Learn more about student employment at Knox.

Find out more about where you'll be living.
Our student residence halls offer a dynamic living and learning environment. First-year students live in suite/floor arrangements with 18-30 of their peers and a resident assistant—an upperclass student trained to provide living and learning support. Find out room and suite measurements where you'll be living.

What you should (and shouldn't) bring to campus.
Find out what's already furnished in your dorm and see a packing list of those things that you should bring to campus this fall.

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. Learn more about Health Services at Knox

Insurance plan covers accidents on and off campus.
It's good to know that 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.

The comfort of 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

Meeting your mental health needs.
Wellness is more than just your physical health. 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

Health and wellness in the United States for International Students
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.

International student resources and pre-departure Q&A
You and your parents are invited to a virtual Pre-Departure Q&A on Saturday, July 30, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Central Time. Please join the Office of International Student Services (OISS) for a brief presentation about getting to campus, insurance, banking, cell phones, and much more. Following the presentation, OISS staff and a current international student will be available to answer any questions you have about starting your education at Knox. In July, you'll receive an e-invitation to the event, and there will be a form on your student portal for you to submit any questions you have ahead of time. In the meantime, please reference the international student resource page, and feel free to contact Rebecca Eckart with questions you have at this time.

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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