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New Students Welcomed as They Join Knox Community

A student in a pink shirt guides newly arrived students on a sidewalk as they carry luggage and move onto the Knox campusesident McGadney to campus.

The newest members of the Knox College community have moved onto campus and are getting to know their new home.

Many first-year and transfer students arrived at Knox on September 9, 2021, while others came a bit earlier to participate in athletics, international new student orientation, the SPARK and TRIO bridge programs, and other activities.

Before the first day of classes on September 13, the new students are participating in New Student Orientation, where they will get to know  their classmates, meet faculty and staff, learn how to navigate the campus, understand how learning happens at Knox, and explore their new home of Galesburg, Illinois.

Students decorate their residence hall room with a poster of a Van Gogh painting
A newly arrived Knox student hangs a poster in his roomA student decorates a residence hall room with the rainbow Pride flag
Students inside the Field House check in as they arrive at Knox to receive room keys and other materialsA student carries suitcases outside while moving in at Knox

The new students said they’re eager to start classes, make new friends, and learn their way around campus and Galesburg. Read below to find out what a few of them had to say.

Students attend an information fair outside to learn more about Knox and sustainability
Student orientation leaders wear matching shirts and cheerStudent orientation leaders hold a welcome banner on a stage to welcome new Knox students

“I’m ready to start something new, and I feel Knox will give me new opportunities.” —Jemari Moore, a first-year student from Broadview, Illinois.

“I really love it here.” —Zion Clarke, a first-year student from San Antonio, Texas.

“I’m looking forward to making a lot of new friends. Knox is so small, everybody kind of knows everybody.” —Alexa Custer, a first-year student from Galesburg, Illinois.

“It’s been really good. I haven’t felt out of place. The orientations have been great.” —Vedant Shrestha, a first-year student from Nepal.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people and finding out what I actually want to do in life. I’m also excited to meet people who are international students.” —Henri Reno, a first-year student from Galesburg.

“It’s really exciting. Knox seems really fun and down to earth. That’s part of the reason I chose it.” —Ellie Krueger, a first-year student from St. Louis, Missouri.

Parents take a selfie outside with their Knox student
International students hold a giant and colorful parachute outside as part of their Knox orientationAn orientation leader in a pink shirt talks with newly arrived Knox studentsOutside of Old Main, a family hugs to say goodbye to their Knox studentOutside of Old Main, a family hugs to say goodbye to their Knox student

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Printed on Wednesday, October 27, 2021