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Commencement 2014

Saturday, June 7—South Lawn of Old Main, 10:00 a.m.

Knox College Commencement Information

Knox College Commencement is right around the corner, and exciting events are in store to celebrate our graduates. Please be sure to bookmark this page for the latest information, as events are subject to change.

Campus Parking Map Getting to Campus

Commencement Week Schedule 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 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.

Student Information Student Information
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 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 Hotel Accommodations
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.

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey, 2014 Commencement Speaker
Natasha Trethewey is the nation's 19th poet laureate and the author of four collections of poetry, Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq's Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006) -- for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize -- and, most recently, Thrall (2012). Read more about Trethewey's background, and view past Knox Commencement speakers.