Complete Alcohol/Sexual Assault Prevention Training

A Knox education is about more than learning in the classroom; it’s about being part of a healthy campus community and culture of respect. For that reason, Knox requires all entering students to complete Part 1 of the following two courses:

AlcoholEdu for College encourages students to reflect on their drinking habits and encourages safe decision-making, making campuses safer for all.

Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates engages students in fostering healthy relationships and preparing them to recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment when it occurs.

Account Set-up and Access

      • Login to using your Knox email 
      • Select the “Forgot Password?” link, follow the prompts to receive a password reset email, and set up your password. If you do not receive the password reset link, please contact Learner Support.
      • Login to the EverFi website and complete your courses. 

The courses include two parts:

      • Part 1 should be completed before a) you arrive on campus, or b) September 8, 2022
      • Part 2, a short survey that will follow about 30 days after the completion of Part 1. 

The deadline for the completion of Parts 1 and 2, of both courses, is November 14, 2022.

Wishing you a healthy arrival to campus this fall!


We look forward to your arrival this fall! Orientation 2022 will welcome you to campus and introduce you to the larger Knox community as a whole. Not only will you get to know your classmates, you’ll also meet faculty and staff, learn how to navigate the campus, understand how learning happens at Knox, and explore your new home of Galesburg, Illinois.

You can check out the most up-to-date information about orientation, including schedules, maps, and much more by downloading the Knox College Orientation mobile app. 

To access the app:

Visit this url on your device: or scan the QR code below. 

    1. Tap the “download” button to get the free Guidebook app. 
    2. Open Guidebook and look for the guide: “Welcome to Knox College!” 
    3. You can also view the guide on your computer at (viewing on a phone or tablet provides the most enhanced experience!)

Scan the QR code

Scan the QR code using your mobile device.

Questions about the schedule or app? Send them to

Pre-Health Info Session Recording Now Available

Are you considering a career in the health professions? “Health professions” includes medicine (MD/DO), MD/Ph.D. (physician/scientist), physician assistant, dentistry, public health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and more.

Last week, I held a Pre-Health Info Session with incoming students and discussed preparing for the health professions at Knox. For your reference, I have attached a recording of that session. 

Pre-Health Q&A (July 2022) — Recorded Session

I also want to get to know about you and your goals in the health professions. Here’s how we can make that happen:

When you met with your faculty advisor to register for fall term, hopefully you kept the below things in mind (if not, it’s not too late to set up another meeting with me or your advisor): 

      • Chemistry and math placement
      • A world language that interests you
      • Off-campus study plans or hopes
      • Courses that you are excited about

I look forward to seeing you on campus this fall!

Lisa Harris

Director, Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising

Questions about Finances at Knox? Watch an Info Session

In case you missed it (or want to watch it again), here is a recording of the Q&A session we had with Knox staff about student finances. They answered questions from incoming students and parents on topics ranging from from billing to setting up a payment plan to making payments.

For additional reference on managing college costs, check out our New Students page on payment options.

Still have questions? Email the Office of Student Financial Services (financialservices@​

Access Your Knox Mailbox

Access Your Knox Mailbox

You have been assigned an on-campus mailbox and combination. All students at Knox have their own mailboxes at Postal Services, located in the lower level of Seymour Union, adjacent to the bookstore. 

You will learn more about how to access your mail during New Student Orientation. In the meantime, here’s how you can find your box number and combination:

    1. Log into My.Knox
    2. Go to the Knox Apps dropdown in the left column. 
    3. Select the Mailbox Info icon, where you will find your campus box number and combination. 

Planning to ship items to campus? Before you do, review our Shipping Items to Knox page.

Our Mailroom & Postal Services website offers more information about postal services at Knox.

Looking forward to seeing you on campus in a few weeks!

Your First Assignment: The Summer Common Reading

Your First Assignment: The Summer Common Reading

As a community of scholars, we value reading as one pathway, and communication as another. The Summer Common Reading is our first opportunity to do both. Knox College has selected Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson as our 2022 Summer Common Reading. Earlier this week, we sent you a copy of Just Mercy through the mail (check your mailboxes… some of you may have already received it).

All first-year students are required to read this book prior to arriving on campus and craft a short response to the text. In particular, you will be discussing the book in your First-Year Preceptorial (FP) as part of a larger conversation in which students, faculty, and staff will also participate. Later this summer, your FP instructor will contact you with instructions on how to craft your response and when to submit it.

Just Mercy details the case of Walter McMillian, a man wrongfully convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. Bryan Stevenson and the lawyers of the Equal Justice Initiative worked to overturn McMillian’s conviction. In the book, Stevenson discusses McMillian’s case and other miscarriages of justice that disproportionately affect the poor, the mentally ill, people of color, and children. Just Mercy is a work of nonfiction, but the narratives command our attention and sympathy. Sometimes these stories end well; sometimes they end in tragedy. As America struggles to come to terms with what it means to have the highest per capita number of incarcerated individuals in the world, Stevenson offers a thoughtful and important entry into conversations about the role of prisons in American society, conversations echoed in contemporary political debates, and a discussion with which you too will engage when you arrive at Knox.

NOTE: Although it is not the primary focus of this book, Stevenson does describe – at times graphically – what it is like to witness a person being put to death by electric chair or lethal injection, and also touches on incidents of physical, sexual, and mental abuse in the prison system. 

Questions about the Summer Common Reading Assignment? Please contact Danielle Steen Fatkin, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at

Access Your Financial Information

Access Your Financial Information

You can now view your bill, make payments online, and set up a payment plan for the term. Log into and choose the “My Account” app under the Knox Apps dropdown in the left column. 

The My Account app takes you to the CashNet portal. This is where you can view your bill, which includes a breakdown of fees, financial aid, and recent payments. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at if you have questions about financial aid, scholarships, or loan credits on your account.

You can also make online payments or set up a payment plan for the term in the CashNet portal. Under “Payers,” you can give access to this portal to other individuals who may be assisting you with your finances. Simply complete the CASHNet form that appears after clicking the “Send a payer invitation” link.

To answer any questions you may have about finances at Knox—from billing to setting up a payment plan to making payments—you are invited to join a virtual Q&A on Thursday, July 21, at 5 p.m. CST. Get login info and submit questions (you’ll also be able to ask questions during the event) on your Pre-Arrival Tracker.

We’re here to help you find the best payment option for you and your family. If you have any questions, contact our Office of Student Financial Services at or 309-341-7149.

Find Out Where You’ll Be Living Next Year

Find Out Where You’ll Be Living Next Year

Living on campus is one of the most important aspects of your time at Knox. Learning to live and work with peers who have diverse experiences is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Along the way, members of the Campus Life Office team and your Resident Assistant (RA) will be available to help you build meaningful relationships with your suitemates. 

So, let’s get you ready to move in! Here’s what you need to do:

Monitor your email for a welcome from your RA: Your RA is a student who lives in your residence hall and will be there to support you as a resource and friend whose goal is to maintain a safe, comfortable living and learning environment. You will receive a welcome email from your RA in the coming weeks.

Log into your MyHousing Portal using your Knox credentials: Here are instructions on how to log into the portal. The instructions also show you how to submit your Housing Agreement form and what to do if you encounter access issues. As you log into your MyHousing Portal, look for these key pieces of information:

    • Check-in date: The standard move-in date is Thursday, September 8. However, international students arriving for pre-orientation, student athletes, and students in the TRIO and SPARK programs should plan on earlier move-in dates. Refer to our Important Dates page as you plan your arrival to campus.
    • Roommates and suitemates: Find the names of your roommates and suitemates. We encourage you to contact each other, so you can decide on what items each of you should bring.

Check out these resources as you connect with your roommates:

Residential living and learning will be important parts of your education at Knox. Our goal is to build and maintain an intellectual and social environment that fosters academic growth and success.

I look forward to seeing you on campus this fall!

Jacob McLean
Assistant Dean for Campus Life

Your First Academic Advising Appointment

Your First Academic Advising Appointment

By July 15, your academic advisor will email you at your Knox email address to set up a meeting (you will not receive that notification at your personal or parent email address). During this meeting, you’ll get to know each other, find out which First-Year Preceptorial (FP) course you will be taking, and choose the rest of your courses for fall term.

Here’s what you need to do to prepare for that meeting:

    1. Ensure you have a) taken placement exams and b) sent your test scores (AP, IB, GCE) and final high school and/or college transcripts to Your advisor will use this information to determine the appropriate level of coursework you should take.
    2. Review the 2022 Fall Term Course Schedule (pdf). First-year students typically take 100-level and 200-level courses. You can learn more about courses by looking at the course descriptions under the  Departments and Courses of Study page.
    3. Jot down a list of courses that look interesting to you to discuss in your meeting. Some courses may already be full or offered at a time that conflicts with your FP course, so while you will only be registering for two courses, your list should include some additional options. *Note: Your FP course and time cannot be changed.

Questions before you meet with your advisor? Email questions about your upcoming academic experience to, checked by real Knox professors.

Choose Your Dining Plan

Choose Your Dining Plan

Your dining plan options for the 2022-23 academic year are now available. Visit your Pre-Arrival Tracker by Thursday, September 8 (start of Orientation) to choose your plan.

As you make your decision, feel free to reference these resources through Knox College Dining:

    • Meal Plans and Flex Options – Fuel up with one of our student board or commuter plans. 
    • Dining Locations – Prefer to eat in the dining hall? Something simpler at the snack bar? Or even simpler when you’re on the run? We have options across campus for you to explore when you arrive this fall.

Questions about your dining options at Knox? Contact Knox College Dining at or our New Student email address at

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