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International Pre-Orientation Program

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Office of International Student Services

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7163

rreckart@​knox.edu

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September 4-6

Welcome to the Knox community, your new home away from home!

The Office of International Student Services is excited to welcome you to the International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP) at Knox College! During IPOP, you'll take care of important things—like setting up a bank account, learning about your student visa, and more—and you'll start building a community of peers. Your family is also invited to join us for International Family and Friends Orientation.

International Student Orientation is provided as a supplement to New Student Orientation, and participation in both orientation programs is required for F-1 visa students. U.S. students from abroad are welcome to participate for an additional fee upon making reservations with the Office of International Student Services.

Things to know:

  • Events marked with asterisks (*) are mandatory.
  • The Knox College Bookstore is open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jump to each day's schedule: September 4  l  September 5  l  September 6  l  September 7 

Sunday, September 4

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.—Knox College Bookstore Open
Seymour Union

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.—New Student Check-In
We're excited to meet you! When you arrive to campus, check in to pick up your room keys and orientation packet.
Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge (1st Floor)

1:30 p.m.—Campus Tour
Take a first look at your new home! A current Knox Student will be your guide.
Depart from Alumni Hall

2:30 p.m.—Share Shop
Need something for your dorm room? See if you can find it in the Share Shop.
Share Shop, basement of Conger-Neal Hall. Depart from Alumni Hall.

3:00 p.m.—Downtown Galesburg Tour
Learn more about the restaurants, shops, and other resources downtown.
Depart from Alumni Hall.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.—Computer and Device Connections
Get help connecting our laptop and other devices to the wireless network. Founders Lab open until 10:00 p.m. for computer access.
Founders Lab, Seymour Union

4:30 p.m.—Banking & Cell Phone Information 
Learn how to set up a bank account and cell phone in Galesburg.
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

5:00 p.m.—Campus Tour
Take a first look at your new home! A current Knox Student will be your guide. 
Depart from Alumni Hall

5:00 - 10:00 p.m.—New Student Check-In
If you arrive to campus after 5:00 p.m., please check in at Campus Safety, located in the Administrative Services Center. Knock on the door or call (309)341-7979 to reach a Campus Safety Officer. Then come to New Student Check-In at Alumni Hall.
Administrative Services Center, 368 S. Prairie Street

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.—Dinner
Meet at Alumni Hall at 6:00 p.m. to go to dinner with a group.
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.—Shopping Trip
Depart from Alumni Hall

9:00 - 10:30p.m.—Evening Games
Join other new students for pool, ping pong, and board games!
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union

Monday, September 5

6:30-9:00 a.m.—Breakfast
Meet at Alumni Hall at 8:00 a.m. to go to breakfast with a group.   
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.—Business Office Open
Old Main 106

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.—Banking and Cell Phone Info Session
Learn how to set up a bank account and cell phone in Galesburg.
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.—Knox College Bookstore Open
Seymour Union

9:00 -10:45 a.m.—*Resource Fair
In the Oak Room: Open a bank account, get a SIM card for your phone, and sign up for dinner on Tuesday evening at a restaurant in downtown Galesburg. Bring your passport and I-20, as well as your phone, charger, and a credit/debit card or cash if you plan to get a SIM card. Note: if you need to purchase a phone, you can do that during one of our shopping trips.

In Founders Lab: Get help connecting your laptop or other devices to the wireless network, and find your I-94 immigration record (F-1 students). 

Oak Room and Founders Lab, Seymour Union

11:00 a.m.—*Welcome
Meet the Office of International Student Services and your IPOP group. Bring your passport and I-20 to turn in for a document check. THey'll be returned in the afternoon.    
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

11:45 p.m.—*IPOP Group Meeting & Lunch
See your IPOP Leader.     
Hard Knox Cafe, Seymour Union

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.—*Culture Shock Workshop
Purple Group 1:15 p.m., Gold Group 2:15 p.m.   
Round Room, Center for Fine Arts

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.*—Gender, Sexuality, and Alcohol in the U.S.
Gold Group 1:15 p.m., Purple Group 2:15 p.m.
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

3:00-3:45 p.m.—*IPOP Group Meeting
See your IPOP Leader. 

3:45-4:30 p.m.—*Campus Jobs & Employment Workshop
Learn about campus jobs and other employment opportunities in the U.S.     
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.—Break

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.—*Study Abroad Reflection & Dinner
Reflect on your goals for your study abroad and enjoy dinner with your IPOP group.       
See your Orientation Leader. 

6:30 - 10:00 p.m.—Founders Lab Open for Computer Access
Seymour Union

7:00-9:00 p.m.—Shopping Trip 
Walmart, Depart from Alumni Hall

9:00-11:00 p.m.—Evening Games
Join other new students for pool, ping pong, and board games!
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union

Tuesday, September 6

8:00 a.m.—*Breakfast with IPOP Group
Join your IPOP and your group members for breakfast.    
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:00-10:45 a.m.—*Health & Wellness at Knox
Learn about health and wellness resources at Knox, and what to do if you're sick. Purple Group 9:00 a.m., Gold Group 10:00 a.m.  
A207, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

9:00-10:45 a.m.—*Introduction to F-1 Regulations
Learn about the benefits and regulations of F-1 student visa status. Not required for U.S. citizens. Gold Group 9:00 a.m., Purple Group 10:00 a.m.    
A210, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

11:00-11:45 a.m.—*Diversity in the United States
Join us for a conversation about the diverse cultures and religions in the United States.     
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Center for Fine Arts

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—*Lunch with IPOP Group
Hard Knox Cafe

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.—*Library Orientation
Meet Knox librarians and learn about resources and services available at academic libraries in the U.S. Purple group 1:15 p.m., Gold Group 2:15 p.m.
Second Floor, Seymour Library

1:15 - 3:00 p.m.—*Academics in the U.S.
Learn what to expect in the U.S. classroom and about learning resources available at Knox. Gold Group 1:15 p.m., Purple Group 2:15 p.m.
A207, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.—*International Tea Hour
Join OISS for a tea break.      
Knight Student Lounge, Alumni Hall (Rain Location: Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.—*Writing Assessment
Don't sweat it! This assessment will help you and your advisor select classes at the best course level for you. 
Various locations, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center (See your IPOP folder)  

5:10 - 5:55 p.m.—*What's Next?
Learn what comes next -- during orientation, during fall term, and throughout your first year at Knox and beyond.   
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Center for Fine Arts

6:00-8:00 p.m.—*Dinner in Downtown Galesburg
Explore your new town! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in downtown Galesburg.
Various locations, Depart from Center for Fine Arts Lobby

8:00-10:00 p.m.—Lip Sync Battle
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union

Wednesday, September 7

One Community: New Student Orientation begins today! Attendance is required for all events with an asterisk (*). Please refer to the New Student Orientation schedule of events, and check back daily for updates.

6:30-9:00 a.m.—Breakfast 
Meet at 8:00 to have breakfast with International Ambassadors.
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

9:00-11:00 a.m.—*Table Fair and Check-in to New Student Orientation
Resources for new students. Check in to receive your New Student Orientation folder.    
Lobby, Center for Fine Arts (CFA)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—PNC Banking
Lobby, Center for Fine Arts (CFA)

9:30-11:15 a.m.—Shopping Trip    
Depart from Alumni Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.—Lunch
Hard Knox Cafe, Seymour Union

12:30-1:45 p.m.—*Suite Meeting    
Your Suite

2:00 p.m.—*Welcome     
East Lawn, Old Main

3:15 p.m.—*Orientation Leader Meeting    
Kresge Recital Hall, CFA

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