Skip to main content
Knox Together: COVID-19 Plans & Policies Give Now
New students learn about the community of Galesburg

New Student Orientation


Division of Student Development

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


The Knox Shop
Blossoming trees around campus.

New Student Orientation

Our New Student Orientation program is designed to welcome you to campus and introduce you to our larger Knox community. You will meet lots of new people, including your classmates, student leaders, current students as well as faculty and staff. Orientation leaders will facilitate small group discussions and many fun activities for new students. You will also have lunch with faculty and time with Resident Assistants (RAs). 

New Student Orientation is filled with social, educational, and academic programs designed to introduce you to the many unique aspects of the College. By the end of the orientation period, you will have the chance to:

  • Meet faculty, staff, and students
  • Learn how to navigate the campus
  • Learn about resources
  • Understand how learning happens at Knox
  • Explore the city of Galesburg

The complete schedule of events for new student orientation will be available on Guidebook later in the summer.

As you plan for your arrival, we want you to know New Student Orientation begins on Thursday, September 7, 2023. On September 7th you will have time to move into your residence hall before programming starts that afternoon. Parents, family, and friends are welcome to join you for move-in and to attend sessions that afternoon. Around 4:00 p.m. there will be time for good-byes. This is when the new students meet their Orientation group leader and parents, families, and friends are invited to a reception hosted by the President’s office.

We look forward to your arrival this fall!

Read Related News

Teammates at a Knox Soccer Game
Request More Info Apply for Admission Visit Knox



preapproved global study abroad programs in 54 countries

Knox College

Printed on Thursday, June 8, 2023