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|Commencement Week Schedule
A variety of events are lined up for Commencement Week, including fireworks, Senior Pumphandle, jazz night, a dessert reception with the president, Senior Week events, 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.
Rooms book quickly for big events on campus; we strongly encourage you to make your reservation early. You can choose from hotel chains or immerse yourself in Galesburg's Midwestern vibe by staying in a quaint bed and breakfast.
|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.