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Move-in Dates & Orientation


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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We look forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation, part of the First Year Experience, from September 13-16.

Learn more about the First Year Experience (affectionately known as Blaze a Trail).

During orientation, you will get to know your classmates, meet faculty and staff, learn how to navigate the campus, understand how learning happens at Knox, and explore your new home of Galesburg, Illinois.

Also during orientation, you will meet your faculty advisor, who you will will work with one-on-one to finalize your fall class schedule, and participate in activities with your new suitemates.

Below you will find arrival dates. We will send you more details in the coming weeks, but want you to have these dates as you begin making travel arrangements for your arrival on campus.

Arrival Dates

  • August 14: Football athletes arrive
  • August 16: Remaining fall athletes arrive (men's golf athletes arrive September 3)
  • September 10: International students arrive
  • September 11-12: International Pre-orientation Program
  • September 13-16: New Student Orientation (for all new students)
  • September 13: Family and Friends Orientation
  • September 17: Fall term classes begin
  • October 18-20: Family and Friends Weekend

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