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Check in/Move in Information for Families


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Wednesday, September 7

Where and when do we check in for New Student Orientation?
Check in runs from 9:00-11:0 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, in the Center for the Fine Arts (500 S. Prairie Street) on the Knox Campus. This is where your student will pick up his or her New Student Packet, residence hall keys, and orientation schedule.

What if we arrive late?
It is important that you try to arrive by 11:00 a.m. so your student does not miss out on any planned orientation activities. If arriving late is unavoidable, please call the Division of Student Development at 309-341-7222 once you arrive on campus. Student Development staff will help you coordinate your next steps (picking up keys, locating your student's orientation group, etc.). After 4:30 p.m., contact Campus Safety at 309-341-7979. They will be able to connect you with a member of the staff to assist you.

How does residence hall move in work?
After you have checked in at the Center for the Fine Arts, you can proceed to your student's assigned residence hall to begin moving in. Campus Safety staff will be positioned around campus to help direct you. Once you arrive at your residence hall, Student Orientation Leaders will assist you in unloading your car and transporting your student's belongings to his or her room.

What about lunch?
Knox College Dining Services will offer assorted boxed 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 student and $5 for family and friends.

Who do we contact if we have questions?
The Division of Student Development will be happy to answer any questions you may have about orientation or your transition to Knox. Feel free to call us at 309-341-7222 or e-mail

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