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Family and Friends Orientation


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Wednesday, September 7

This is an exciting time for you and your student, as plans are made for the journey through the next four years. And you are sure to have a lot of questions as you make preparations. We welcome you to the Knox community and invite you to join us for Family and Friends Orientation on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

9:00-11:00 a.m.—Check-in & Table Fair
Students pick up their residence hall keys and orientation packets. College centers and staff will be on hand with information about special programs and services.
CFA Lobby

9:00-11:00 a.m.—Information Technology Sessions (occurring every 15 minutes)
Staff from Information Technology will be available to walk you through connecting devices to the College network.
Round Room, CFA

9:00-11:00 a.m.—Move into residence halls
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.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Wrap-up move-in needs and Lunch
Forget something at home? Need something to finish out your students' room? Be sure to stop by the Share Shop on campus before heading out to purchase new items! (all items in the Share Shop are FREE!).  Be sure to grab lunch on campus at the Gizmo or Café, or explore the Galesburg community for lunch options.
Share Shop, basement of Conger-Neal

12:30-1:45 p.m.—Living and Learning at Knox College: What Parents Need to Know
Get an inside glance into what your student will be learning about throughout their orientation, their living spaces, and academic advising. Representatives from across campus will be available to answer questions.
Kresge Recital Hall, CFA

2:00-3:00 p.m.—Welcome to Knox
President Teresa Amott will officially welcome you to the Knox community. Meet other new families as you wind down your move-in day.
East Lawn, Old Main (rain location: Harbach Theatre)

3:00 p.m.—Time for Goodbyes
Say goodbye to the new students as they embark on their Knox journey and head off to meet their Orientation Leaders and orientation groups.
East Lawn, Old Main (rain location: Harbach Theatre)

3:30-5:00 p.m.—President's Reception for Family and Friends
Please join us at the Ingersoll House (President's House), 640 North Prairie Street, in Galesburg
640 North Prairie Street.
(rain location: Lincoln & Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union)

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