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Campus Life Office
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Please stop by the Campus Life Office to fill out a proxy form. This form will allow another student to select a housing space for you during the appropriate Room Selection phase.
Contact Craig Southern, so a solution can be worked out. Generally, these situations can be solved quite quickly.
If you want to apply for an Apartment or Block Housing, you do need a roommate. However, you do not have to have a roommate to sign up for a room through general selection. Any other student, however, may sign up for the remaining spot in the room. All spaces are filled at the end of room selection or shortly after, so you will receive a roommate.
Yes! You simply go though General Selection and sign up with the person with the best priority number if you would like to room together.
Not everyone will get a number. Only students who we expect to be on campus and who live in the residence halls during this academic year will receive numbers. Examples of students who will not receive numbers are:
If you need a priority number and did not receive one, please see Craig Southern in the Campus Life Office. For more information, check out the priority number explanation page.
You should go through room selection if you conceivably think you will be on campus next year. You should communicate with your roommate about your plans. Any student who is without a roommate at any point during the summer will be assigned a new roommate (either a current Knox student or a transfer student). Two students who are living alone in a double somewhere in the same building may be consolidated into the same room at the end of room selection or over the summer.
All spaces must be filled to submit an application. But if for some reason, there is a space that becomes open in your room, apartment, or block (for example, if someone does not return next year), this space will be filled by the Campus Life Office. This also may apply to spaces left open temporarily because a student is studying off-campus, if space is needed. We encourage all students who think they will live on campus next year to go through room selection and communicate with roommates and suitemates about their likelihood of returning or studying off-campus. Students who go through room selection with no intention of living on campus next year might think they're helping a roommate get a double room as a single, but what they're really doing is opening up their roommate or apartment-mates to living with a student, not of their choosing. Please contact the Campus Life Office if you have any questions or need help in making a decision.
If you have been granted post-baccalaureate study, you will not be eligible for on-campus housing.
First, it is important to be open to the possibilities! If you have a group of two or three people, consider combining with another group and tendering an application for a large apartment in addition to a small apartment. Being a part of multiple apartment selections is very important; people lose out on a chance for an apartment every year because they hang all their chances on only one of the selection options.
Your best bet is in the Block Housing process. This strategy works every year for students who want to live together in groups. These can be groups of 4, 6 or 8 students. If all else fails, go through General Selection together, pick a floor in a hall, and sign up as your numbers are called.