Family and Friends Weekend 2013

Enjoy Time with Your Knox Student, October 4-6

September 30, 2013

Attend classes on campus. Cheer on the Prairie Fire soccer and football teams. Attend workshops on internships, life at Knox, and study abroad opportunities for your student. This and so much more awaits you at Family & Friends Weekend, October 4-6.

Learn more about Family and Friends Weekend.

Here are some of the events planned for the weekend (View the full schedule):

Photo Contest

Enter our Family & Friends Weekend photo contest by sharing your pics on our Facebook page or by mentioning @KnoxCollege1837 on Twitter! The most fun and unique photo will be highlighted on the Knox Family and Friends webpage!

Friday, October 4, 2013

8:00 a.m.-3:50 p.m. -- Attend Knox classes. Parents are invited to attend the following open classes. View the class schedule.

7:00 p.m. "Pie on the Patio", Gizmo Patio. Hosted by Union Board, the fourth annual Fall Fest will feature free pie, apple cider, mini pumpkin painting, Knox trivia, and more!  Bring all friends and family to eat and hear music by talented Knox students.

7:30 p.m. -- Khasma Piano Duo. The Khasma Duo, featuring pianists Ashlee Mack and Katherine Palumbo, will perform works by John Adams, Alan Hovhaness, Morton Feldman, David Maki, and other 20th/21st century masters. Kresge Hall, Center for Fine Arts.

7:30 p.m. Playwrights' Workshop. Playwrights' Workshop is a workshop for budding playwrights at Knox; their work will be read aloud by a group of volunteer actors. The audience is also given a chance to respond and give feedback to the playwrights. Family and Friends are welcome to attend! Studio Theatre, Ford Center for Fine Arts.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Workshops for Parents. View the schedule of workshops.

  • Q and A about Life at Knox. 
  • Internships- Explore the Possibilities
  • HORIZONS Student Research Presentations
  • Gaining Global Perspective: Study Away Opportunities with Knox

10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m. Tours of the Old Jail. Enjoy an informative tour of a piece of Knox County history right here on campus! Tours conducted by Delta Delta Delta; Donations are welcomed. Old Jail (located on Cherry Street by Visitor's Parking Lot).

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Information Fair for Parents and Students. Talk to various vendors, such as the College Commencement Vendor, PNC Bank, the "Cake Ladies" and others that serve the College and our students. Gallery, Seymour Union.

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Union Board Peanut Butter & Jelly Cook-off. Outdoor Tennis Courts. Join us for the first ever Peanut Butter & Jelly Cook-off! All family and friends welcome. Come show off your culinary genius; all cooking materials will be provided for contestants. Assemble a team of family and friends. An assortment of prizes will be given to all winners. 

11:30 a.m. -- Knox College Women's Soccer vs. Grinnell College. Jorge Prats Field. 

1:00 p.m. -- Knox College Football vs. Ripon College. Harley Knosher Bowl. 

1:30 p.m. -- Knox College Men's Soccer vs. Grinnell College. Jorge Prats Field. 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kids' Carnival. Supervised fun for young children with the members of Women of Influence and Blessings in a Backpack! Arts and crafts, face-painting, bean bag toss and more. Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian and not be left unattended at the carnival. Lobby, Post Hall.

"We-re Back" Improv Show. Hosted by Improv Club. Come on over to Kresge Recital Hall during Family and Friends weekend to watch some classic improvised comedy. Doors open at 8 p.m. Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts. 8:30 p.m. NOTE: Rated PG-13 (not for young children)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m -- Hard Knox Cafe. Open for brunch.

2:00 p.m. GiN (Gaming Information Network) Charity Game-a-thon. Play games and enter tournaments to help to help support Child's Play Charity. All donations will go directly to Child's Play. Settlers of Catan Tournament entry fee $3. Post Lobby.

Sunrise-Sunset -- Green Oaks Field Station. No formal tours will be given, but you are welcome to drive out and see the site on your own.