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Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23, 2016

There's no better way for you to feel like you're a part of the Knox community than by 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 2016 is Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23. There is no charge to attend.

Plan on spending the night? Check the accommodations page for hotels in the area. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Visit the Family and Friends Weekend Information Table
Seymour Gallery, Seymour Union
Need a campus map or directions? Looking for a class schedule or listing of local restaurants? Stop by the Information Table for all of this and more.

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.—Attend Knox Classes
Share in the academic experience by participating in one of our specially selected classes. Pick up a copy of available classes at the Information Table in Seymour Gallery.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—History Comes Alive
Old Main and Alumni Hall
Take time to explore the Wilson Gallery showcasing the history of Old Main—a National Historic Landmark and the only remaining building from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The Whitcomb Heritage Center, located on the third floor of Alumni Hall, houses a museum-quality display of the on historical context of Knox College.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Bookstore
Basement, Seymour Union
Enjoy a 20% off special for our family and friends!

11:00 a.m.-12:oo p.m.-Open House
Alumni Hall #229
Come Meet Brenda Tooley, New Director of the Stellyes Center
for Global Studies.

4:00-6:30 p.m.—Visit the Share Shop
Basement of Conger Neal
The Knox College Share Shop is an on-campus resource for reusing materials and fostering a sharing economy. This student-run "store" includes clothing, home goods, electronics, books, shoes, and much more! Stop by if you have items to donate or to "shop" for free.

7:00-9:00 p.m.—Volleyball: Knox College vs. Beloit
Memorial Gymnasium

7:30 p.m.—The Knox College Live-Lit Storytelling 
Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 S. Cherry Street
Come see Knox students, faculty, staff and alumni tell stories from their past. If you like The Moth, you'll love this event! Live acoustic music from William and Marina Hope. The event is free and open to the public.

8:00-10:00 p.m.—Concert
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
Join us for an evening of relaxing music by renown guitarist and songwriter, Dan Henig. Dan is a versatile performer who encourages audience participation and spontaneity, delivering an experience that is fresh and relevant. Sponsored by Union Board. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—Visit the Family and Friends Weekend Information Table
Seymour Gallery, Seymour Union
Need a campus map or directions? Looking for a class schedule or listing of local restaurants? Stop by the Information Table for all of this and more.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—History Comes Alive
Old Main and Alumni Hall
Take time to explore the Wilson Gallery showcasing the history of Old Main—a National Historic Landmark and the only remaining building from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The Whitcomb Heritage Center, located on the third floor of Alumni Hall, houses a museum-quality display of the on historical context of Knox College.

9:00-10:00 a.m.—College Update with Senior Staff
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
Enjoy coffee and pastries while learning about college updates and initiatives from President Teresa Amott, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Laura Behling, and Vice President for Student Development Anne Ehrlich.

10:00-10:30 a.m.—Parents' Council Interest Session
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
Interested in sharing your perspective with college administration, supporting the admissions process, facilitating students' career networking, or serving as a parent ambassador for Knox? Join Vice President for Student Development Anne Ehrlich for a discussion of the newly forming Knox College Parents' Council.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.—Bookstore
Basement, Seymour Union
Enjoy a 20% off special for our family and friends!

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—First Generation Parent Gathering
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
What should you know now that your son or daughter is an official Knox student? Mingle with other first generation parents and hear from faculty, staff and successful first generation students about how you can best support your student's academic and personal achievement. 

12:00-2:00 p.m.—Knox Farm, Take a Self Guided Tour
Corner of Berrien and Academy Streets
The Knox Farm comprises an outdoor field and two season-extending growing structures. Used for education, experimentation, and production of food for on-campus use, the farm is staffed entirely by students. The Knox Farm produces an average of 2,000 lbs per year for the Knox cafeteria. Informal tours will be provided.

12:00-1:00 p.m.—PB&J Cook-Off
Skylight Room, Seymour Union
Do you have the best PB&J in town? Then join us for the Fourth Annual Family and Friends Peanut Butter and Jelly Cook-off! Sandwiches will be judged on creativity, plating, and effort with fabulous prizes for the winners. All materials will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend—Iron Chefs and Iron Eaters alike. Sponsored by Union Board.

1:00-2:30 p.m.—Whitcomb Art Center Open
Corner of Prairie and South Streets
Knox's newest academic building is in the final stages of construction. Walk through this space dedicated to the creation of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and multi-media works of art scheduled to open in January 2017.

1:00-2:00 p.m.—Internships: Explore the Possibilities
Trustee Room-Alumni Hall
Internships foster success in the classroom and in students' future work endeavors. Learn how and when to secure an internship from current students and Career Center staff.

1:00-3:00 p.m.—Volleyball: Knox College vs. Ripon
Memorial Gymnasium

2:00-4:00 p.m.—Field Day Fundraiser for Resources to Resources, an NGO for Hurricane Relief in Haiti
Old Main Lawn
Everyone is welcome to join our fraternity and sorority community in an old-fashioned field day. Donations for Resources on Resources, an NGO for Hurricane Relief in Haiti. Sponsored by Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council.

2:30-4:30 p.m.—Tours of the Old Jail
Old Jail
Enjoy the exclusive "Family and Friends Weekend Only" tour of the Old Jail, a piece of Knox County history right here on campus! Sponsored by Delta Delta Delta sorority.

4:30-6:00 p.m.—The Roommate Game Championship
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
Find out which first-year roommates really know each other during the championship round of The Roommate Game. Based on the classic game show The Newlywed Game, students are competing for an impressive prize package! Sponsored by the Resident Assistants.

4:00-6:30 p.m.—Visit the Share Shop
Basement of Conger Neal
The Knox College Share Shop is an on-campus resource for reusing materials and fostering a sharing economy. This student-run "store" includes clothing, home goods, electronics, books, shoes, and much more! Stop by if you have items to donate or to "shop" for free.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—History Comes Alive
Old Main and Alumni Hall
The Wilson Gallery in Old Main showcases the history of Old Main—a National Historic Landmark and the only remaining building from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The Whitcomb Heritage Center in Alumni Hall focuses on historical context for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Knox in 1858.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Visit Green Oaks Biological Field Station
Eastern Knox County (directions available at the Information Table)
Located near the Spoon River (about 20 miles east of the Knox campus), Green Oaks benefits the Knox community by providing a place for learning, research, contemplation and recreation. It encompasses 700 acres of forest, grassland and aquatic habitat and is the second site in the nation where a tallgrass prairie was restored.

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.—Brunch
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union
The Hard Knox Café is open and welcome to all families and friends. Cost of brunch for Adults is $11.50; Children (up to 12 years old) are $6.60.

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During campus events, the Office of Communications may take photos and audio or video recordings to be used on the Knox College website, in other digital communications and print publications, and for publicity purposes. Visitors to Knox College have the opportunity of opt-out of having their photograph and/or video presence captured and used for these purposes. Learn more about the media policy.

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