Welcome back to campus! We're so glad you are able to return, reunite with old friends, and revisit your old stomping grounds.
To help you, we've compiled some of the questions most frequently asked by returning alumni. However, if you don't see the answer to your question, don't hesitate to ask a member of the Knox staff.
Enjoy your visit and we hope to see you again at future Homecomings!
What are the dates for Homecoming 2013?
October 18-20, 2013. A full schedule of events will mail in July, 2013.
Rooms do book quickly, so make your reservations soon if you know or think you'll be attending Homecoming next year. We block rooms at the same hotels each year; that list is located on the Knox website at www.knox.edu/accommodations.
Is there RV parking on campus?
RV parking is allowed in the gravel lot east of the T. Fleming Fieldhouse or the grassy lot south of the Fieldhouse. If you have questions or concerns, please contact campus safety at 309-341-7979.
Is there a Lost & Found area?
Yes, in the Registration area, Ferris Lounge. Please drop off any items you find and look here if you've misplaced something.
What about photos I take during Homecoming?
We want to see them! We'll create an online photo album after Homecoming and would love to include yours. You can mail a CD to Alumni Relations, Box K-150, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, or e-mail them to email@example.com. Check back and view all the Homecoming photos at www.knoxalumni.org.
Directions to Green Oaks?
Go East on Route 34 through Wataga. Turn right on 164 to Victoria (about 10 miles). In Victoria, watch for the park with the World War II tank and turn right at the end of the park. (There should be a sign that says "Snakeden Hollow.") Go 4½ miles. The paved road will end and turn into a gravel road. Green Oaks is a ¼ mile on the left.
Computer Use/Wireless Access
Founders Lab in Seymour Union is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may use a web-only "Fast Lane" Windows computer or one of the Macintosh computers. Several computers are also available for internet and e-mail access in Seymour Library until 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Please sign in at the circulation desk.
Connecting to the Homecoming Wireless Network
Once you arrive on campus you will have the ability to connect to a wireless network set up specifically for Homecoming. Active Dates: October 17, 8:00 a.m. through October 22, 8:00 a.m.
1 - Search for available wireless networks.
2 - Select Knox-Homecoming.
3 - Enter the wep key (password) "GoPrairieFire" and connect.
Please contact the Help Desk at 309-341-7700 if you need further assistance (Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed Saturday; Sunday, 5:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m.)
For security reasons, attendees are provided with Internet access only. No access is provided or possible to printers, administrative systems and functions, and College servers.
Public wireless access is also available at the public library, local coffee shops, and other downtown locations. For more help on wireless connections on campus, see the "Connecting to the Knox College Homecoming Wireless Network" handout in the registration area.
Acceptable Use Policy
Copies of the College's Acceptable Use Policy are posted in the Homecoming Registration area, Founders Lab, and Seymour Library. All users utilizing the wireless network are required to adhere to the acceptable use policy.
Where can I go to work out?
On Campus -- Saturday
E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
6:30 a.m. to to 6:30 p.m.
(Fitness Center Locker Rooms will be available between 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; towels NOT provided. After 10:30 a.m., please use the general locker rooms. These locker rooms are shared with athletic teams. Please ensure your personal property is secured or keep it with you.)
8:15 a.m., Lobby of E. & L. Andrew Fitness Studio
8:30 a.m., Koran-Handler Fitness Studio, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
Knox County YMCA, 309-344-1324
1324 Carl Sandburg Drive (behind the Sandburg Mall)
City of Galesburg Recreation Department, 309-345-6383
A variety of workout options are available, including swimming, tennis, multipurpose courts, and a batting cage. Please call ahead to check availability and prices.
Is there child care available?
Yes. Members of the Circle K Club will be offering child care on an as-needed basis. To make arrangements, contact Sienna Cittadino, 618 521 7569 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Compass Room (located in the Townhouses, on South West Street near Hamblin Hall) has been reserved from 5 p.m. till midnight for both Friday and Saturday nights. The Compass Room is a spacious place with a kitchenette, restrooms, and TV/DVD. The phone number in the Compass Room is 309-341-8750.
What other activities are available for children?
8:15 a.m., Homecoming 5K, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Guided Tour and Nature Walk, Green Oaks Biological Field Station
Discovery Depot Children's Museum
128 South Chambers Street, Near the Amtrak train depot
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday