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Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend


College Engagement, Office of Advancement

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401


888-566-9265 (Toll Free)


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Join us October 25-27, 2024!

We are excited to welcome Knox alumni, family, and friends to campus for Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend (HFFW). Throughout the weekend you have opportunitites to celebrate, reminisce with friends, visit faculty and staff, cheer on the Prairie Fire—and just have fun!

If you are a Knox family or celebrating a Reunion (4's and 9's), we have a page just for you. Reunion Info     Family Info

What To Do Now

  • Bookmark this page and check back often for updates.
  • Watch for online registration opening in July.
  • To make sure you don’t miss any mailings, make sure Knox has your correct email and home address. Update your info online or send updates to
  • Book your hotel and make travel arrangements.
  • Celebrations kick off with campus tours, faculty visits, career fair, and fireworks. Additional information coming soon.

  • Celebrations continue with a music showcase, Knox block party, and Prairie Fire games: Football vs. Cornell, Men's Soccer vs. Lawrence, Women's Soccer vs. Ripon, and Volleyball vs. Ripon. Additional information coming soon.

  • The weekend wraps up with family and alumni yoga, brunch at the Hard Knox, and time for a stroll on campus and Downtown Galesburg. Additional information coming soon.

  • What should I do first?

    Make your room reservations now at a local hotel or airbnb.

    How do I register?

    Online registration will be available in early July. Watch for updates and register by October 11.

    Who should I reach out to if I want to organize a Reunion?

    A member of the College Engagement team will be happy to provide you with information to help you plan your Reunion. Contact us at or 309-341-7238.

    Who should I reach out to if I have a question about Family & Friends events?

    Contact the Office of College Engagement at or 309-341-7238.

    Where can I find Knox apparel and gifts?

    Shop a wide variety of items in the online bookstore, and wear your new Knox gear to campus! When on campus you can visit the Knox Bookstore in the lower level of Seymour Union. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

    Other questions?

    Contact the Office of College Engagement at or 309-341-7238.


Save the date now for Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend: October 9–12, 2025. Classes ending in 5's and 0's will celebrate Reunion in 2025. Want to plan something for your class? Email

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