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Priority Numbers


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2 East South Street

Box 228

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7571


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It's a simple equation: Priority Category + Random Number = Priority Number

Note: If you currently do not live on campus, you will not be assigned a priority number. If you wish to return to campus, please contact the Campus Life Office.

Part 1: Priority Category

Your placement in a priority category is based on your expected date of graduation. This is determined by looking at your progress toward a Knox degree.

  • Students who will graduate any time during the 2018-2019 academic year (current juniors) are in category 3.
  • Students who will graduate any time during the 2019-2020 academic year (current sophomores) are in category 2.
  • Students who will graduate any time during the 2020-2021 academic year (current first-years) are in category 1.

Part 2: Random Number

Your random number is a computer-generated decimal that determines your placement within your lottery category. Random numbers cannot be altered once they are created. Students with the best random numbers receive the best (lowest) lottery numbers in their category. Category 3 students receive the lowest priority numbers (approximately 1-250), and Category 1 students receive the highest (approximately 450+).

Remember: Your priority number affects most of your possible housing options such as Singles, Small Houses, Apartments, Block Housing, and General Selection. The selection processes for Theme Houses, Greek Houses, ABLE House, Asian Cultural Center, Casa Latina, Harambee House, International House, and Q&A House are not impacted by your priority number.

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Printed on Thursday, April 19, 2018