|Commencement Week Schedule
A variety of events are lined up for Commencement Week, including special festivities for seniors and their families, fireworks, jazz night, a dessert reception with the president, and a picnic lunch after the ceremony. Check back for updates!
|Parent and Family Information
We look forward to seeing parents, families, and friends on campus in celebration of your student's graduation! View information about the ceremony, tickets, photography, memorabilia, meals, and more.
Congrats on your upcoming graduation! We're here to help you and your family prepare for the big day and guide you through the essentials -- from getting your cap and gown to finalizing paperwork with the Registrar.
|Ceremony Tickets and Lunch
The Commencement ceremony is held outside on the South Lawn of Old Main. Seating is open, so arrive early to grab your seats! Tickets are only required if the ceremony is moved indoors due to serious inclement weather.
|Lodging and Accommodations
Make your arrangements soon! A Galesburg hotel has a block of rooms reserved for Knox College Commencement, but book soon -- only a few rooms are left, and they will fill up quickly.
|Directions and Parking Map
Getting to Knox is easy. We're a convenient drive from most Midwestern states, near two international airports, and well-served by Amtrak with eight trains daily. Our parking and campus map will help you find your way around Knox.
|Ed Helms, 2013 Commencement Speaker
Actor and comedian Ed Helms is best known for scene-stealing roles on both the big and small screen, including his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, his character Andy Bernard in the TV sitcom The Office, and his role as Dr. Stu Price in The Hangover films. Read more about Ed and our honorary degree recipients, and view past Knox Commencement speakers.