Invitation to Orientation Events

Please join in welcoming new students and their families to campus and the larger Knox and Galesburg communities — their new extended home. Orientation, called One Community, is an important time for the College as it begins to shape our new students’ impressions of Knox. Whether offering a helping hand during move-in or engaging in conversation, we all are a part of making the class of 2018 feel at home.

You are invited to participate in a number of events designed to welcome new students into the Knox community.

Sunday, September 14

12:00 p.m.
Engage – Explore
Get Involved in Galesburg!
Ford Center for Fine Arts (CFA) Lobby
You can choose to either engage or explore the Galesburg community.
Engage Galesburg: Students, faculty, staff, and local community members are invited to join together and engage in volunteer service with community partners. Following a welcome from President Amott, all volunteers will be arranged into groups with their chosen community partner.
Explore Galesburg: Excursions include a bike tour, an arts & culture tour, and a local food sytems tour. A bus will also be going to Green Oaks, where you can tour the biological field station. All tours depart from CFA Lobby.
Sponsored by: Kleine Center for Community Service, The Office of Sustainability, Knox College Americorps VISTA, Student Senate

4:00 p.m.
Pumphandle and One Community Picnic
South Lawn of Old Main/Gizmo Patio (Rain: T. Fleming Fieldhouse/Oak Room)
Featuring the Knox Jazz Ensemble

8:30 p.m.
Bike-In Movie
South Lawn of Old Main (Rain: T. Fleming Fieldhouse)
Bring your blanket and enjoy the movie 22 Jumpstreet under the stars.

Monday, September 15

11:00 a.m.
Opening Convocation
Harbach Theatre, CFA