Music professor Jeremy Day-O'Connell introduces Mozart(!), played by a visiting grade school violinist, to students as a fun activity on the last day of his composition course.

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Family & Friends Weekend


Knox College

Office of Student Development

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


309-341-7077 (fax)


The Knox Shop
Old Main seen through the leaves of a tree.

Friday, October 24, 2014 through Sunday, October 26, 2014

There's no better way for you to feel like you're a part of the Knox community than attending Family & Friends Weekend. Not only do you get a chance to visit your student on campus and learn what his or her life is like at Knox, you get a chance to experience life as a Knox student as well. You can attend classes, watch athletic events, eat in the Hard Knox Cafe, and more! 

Family & Friends Weekend 2014 is Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26. Please mark these dates on your calendar! 

We hope to have Knox room blocks at area hotels set up for families attending this weekend. We are currently working with local hotels. In the meantime, if you wish to go ahead and reserve rooms, we suggest using search engines such as or to check and see if any area hotel rooms are available. Also check the accommodations page for numbers to call hotels directly. 

Weekend Schedule

To get an idea of what we usually feature at Family & Friends Weekend, check out last year's schedule. We'll begin posting this year's activities soon, so check back to see what is on the agenda for campus and also in the surrounding area! 


For more information about Family and Friends Weekend, please contact Travis Greenlee, Assistant Director of Campus Life, 309-341-7303.

Canoes at the lake at Green Oaks.
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