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Family and Friends Orientation


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


The Knox Shop
Ford Center for the Fine Arts

This is an exciting time for you and your student, as plans are made for the journey through the next four years. You are sure to have a lot of questions as you make preparations. Here are a few answers.

Family & Friends Orientation Schedule

Check-in & Information Fair
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Stop here first to pick up your student's residence hall keys and student and family orientation packets. Many campus offices will also be on hand to welcome you to Knox and share information about the Knox experience.

Move in to residence halls
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.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.
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
Knox College Dining Services will offer assorted box lunches for your convenience. Grab one to take back to your student's room or take a break with other families. Lunch is free for Knox students and $5 for family and friends. 

Money Matters
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
We know financing your student education can be complex. Financial Aid and business office 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. Have any last minute questions? This is the time to ask them. 

Welcome to Knox
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Join President Teresa Amott and members of the College senior staff for your family's official welcome into the Knox community. 

Time for Goodbyes
4:15 p.m.
Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
It is time for your student to embark on their journey as a member of the Knox College class of 2022! Wish them well as they jump into their busy orientation schedule and don't forget to visit when you can—family and friends are always welcome.

President's Reception for Family and Friends
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Whitcomb Art Center
It has been a long emotional day. Wind down with fellow families at a casual reception at our newest academic building.

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Printed on Friday, May 24, 2019