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Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend

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College Engagement, Office of Advancement

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-341-7238

888-566-9265 (Toll Free)

engage@​knox.edu

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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!

The complete schedule is below. Use these buttons for schedule highlights to customize your weekend.

Alumni     Parents & Families

  • T.B.D., Knox Remembers
    HOPE Center, 305 South Cherry Street, Galesburg

    T.B.D., 60s Reunion Track: Reception and Oral History Project with students
    Atrium, Alumni Hall

    5:30 p.m., 1974 Reception
    156 East Bar and Grill, 156 East Main Street, Galesburg

    6:00 p.m., Volleyball vs. Eureka
    Memorial Gymnasium, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

    T.B.D., 1969 Reception
    Home of Mary Burgland, 20 Hiawatha Lane, Galesburg

    7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Cherry St. Jazz Combo
    Galesburg Community Arts Center, 349 East Main Street

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Homecoming Hub
    Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
    A comfy spot to enjoy snacks and catch up with family, classmates, and friends.

    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Registration and Check-in
    Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union

    8:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., Return to Classroom
    A list classes you can sit in on is coming soon. Space is limited - first come, first served.

    T.B.D., Knox Remembers
    HOPE Center, 305 South Cherry Street, Galesburg

    T.B.D., Golf Outing
    Soangetaha Country Club, 238 North Soangetaha Road, Galesburg

    10:00 to 11:30 a.m., 1974 Alumni Hall Tour
    Gather on the front steps of Alumni Hall

    T.B.D., Men's Basketball Lunch with Harley
    Memorial Gymnasium, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

    12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Alumni Council Meeting
    Learn more about Alumni Council.

    2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Life on Campus: Then and Now Panel Discussion
    Location T.B.D.

    3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Reunion Volunteer Recognition
    Wilson House

    4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., President's Circle Donor Reception
    Whitcomb Art Center
    President's Circle donors make annual leadership gifts of $1,837 or more. The reception is a celebration of their impact and is by invitation.

    4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Career Center Open House for Parents
    Career Center, Room 222, Alumni Hall

    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., President's Ingersoll Event
    Ingersoll House by invitation.

    5:30 p.m., Hall of Fame Event
    A celebration of Hall of Fame recipients and Knox's K Club, our athletics boosters.

    6:00 p.m., 60s Reunion Track: Reception
    Join Campus location to be determined.

    T.B.D., Theatre Production
    Harbach

    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 1974 Reunion Reception
    Atrium, Science & Mathematics Center

    T.B.D., 1969 Reunion Reception
    156 East, 156 East Main Street, Galesburg

    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Celebrate Knox Reception
    Join classmates, family, friends, and President McGadney at The Vault at Reserve Artisan Ales, 185 South Kellogg Street, Galesburg, Illinois.

    9:30 p.m., Campus Fireworks
    Location information coming soon.

  • 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., ColorBlaze 5K Walk/Run
    More information is coming soon.

    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Homecoming Hub
    Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
    A comfy spot to enjoy snacks and catch up with family, classmates, and friends.

    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Registration and Check-in
    Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union

    9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Knox Today
    Location T.B.D.

    10:30 a.m. Alumni Convocation.
    Come to Kresge Recital Hall in the Ford Center for Fine Arts for the 50th Reunion processional and presentation of class gift, and alumni service and Scroll of Honor Awards.

    11:00 a.m. Men's Soccer vs. Lawrence
    Jorge Prats Field

    T.B.D. Men's Basketball lunch with Harley
    Location to be determined.

    11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Food Trucks
    Location to be determined.

    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Class of 1974 Fifty Year Club Luncheon
    Lincoln/Skylight/Oak Rooms in Seymour Union

    1:00 p.m. Football vs. Cornell (and swag shop)
    Knosher Bowl

    1:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. Ripon (and swag shop)
    Memorial Gymnasium, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

    1:30 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Lawrence
    Jorge Prats Field

    1:30 p.m. to 3:30 Knox is Lit
    Whitcomb Art Center

    2:00 p.m. to 3:00 Knox Memorium: Remembering alumni and friends
    Hope Cemetery

    3:00 p.m. to 4:00 LGBTQ Mixer
    Location to be determined.

    4:00 p.m. Open Houses
    Various locations to be determined.

    4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jorge Prats Memorial
    Alumni Hall.

    4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reunion Photos
    Memorial Gymnasium, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

    4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Music Showcase
    Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts

    T.B.D. Parent and Family Reception
    Location to be determined.

    T.B.D. 60s Reunion Track: Dinner
    Location to be determined.

    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 1974 Reunion Dinner
    The Vault at Reserve Artisan Ales, 185 South Kellogg Street, Galesburg

    6:00 p.m. Homecoming Reception and 6:30 p.m. Homecoming Dinner
    Lincoln, Oak, Skylight

    T.B.D. 1969 Reunion Dinner
    Location to be determined.

    T.B.D. Alumni Class Dinners
    Location to be determined.

    T.B.D. Union Board Event
    Location to be determined.

  • T.B.D., Yoga
    Location information coming soon.

    T.B.D., Knox Remembers
    Location information coming soon.

    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 1974 Brunch
    Home of Karen Hawkinson, 249 Park Lane Drive, Galesburg

    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brunch
    Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

    T.B.D., 1969 Brunch
    Lincoln Room, Seymour Union

    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., 1974 Barcelona Memorial Tree dedication Program
    Location to be determined.

    The weekend winds down. Enjoy strolling through campus and Downtown Galesburg.

  • 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 engage@knox.edu 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 engage@knox.edu 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 engage@knox.edu or 309-341-7238.

     

To make sure you don’t miss anything, update your email and home address. Update your info online or send updates to records@knox.edu.

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

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