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Alumni Engagement, Office of Advancement

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-341-7238

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Check out some of the activities planned for this very special Homecoming in May 2022! We can’t wait to see you on campus!

We will make every attempt to keep this schedule updated but for the most current schedule of events, download the Guidebook app and have Homecoming info at your fingertips!

The College continues to monitor the guidance from medical experts, so please review the Knox College Visitor Policy and look for updates as these policies are subject to change closer to Homecoming.

Friday, May 13

Homecoming and Reunion Registration
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tent, East side of Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center
Stop by Homecoming registration to check in, say hi, and pick up your name tag!

The Soundtrack of Your Knox Life
Do you have that one song that automatically makes you think of your time at Knox when you hear it? Tell us what it is! When you register, share a song from your Knox years and we’ll play it throughout the weekend! Brought to you by WVKC!

HORIZONS Student Celebration
All Day
HORIZONS is an opportunity for Knox students to present their original research or creative work to their peers, faculty, family, and friends. Check out the video presentations streaming around campus on Homecoming weekend and stay tuned for a link to view the presentations online!

The Founders Exhibit
All Day
Seymour Library
Check out an exhibit of historical artifacts related to the founding of Knox College and Galesburg. Explore what it means to be an abolitionist institution yesterday and today. Highlights include the diaries of abolitionist Samuel Wright, the Founders Compass, antislavery society pamphlets, and contemporary student protest documents.

Homecoming Hub
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tent, West Lawn, Seymour Library 
Looking for a place to meet up with your friends and classmates? Look no further! Featuring “Soundtrack to Your Knox Life." Brought to you by WVKC!

99 Lives Veterans Memorial Dedication
11:00 a.m.
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Join us for the dedication of the new permanent memorial to the alumni who died in U.S. military service during the wars of the 20th century.

Alumni Art Exhibition: "Knox in New York: Three Decades of Alumni Art"
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Borzello Art Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Alumni Art curated by the Art Museum Studies class.

Pathway to Progress
1:00 p.m.
A201 and A202, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center
A panel discussion on the importance of diversity from 1967-2021. Sponsored by the Class of 1971.

Rooftop Observatory Open House with Philip Griffin '20
2:00 p.m.
Atrium, First Floor, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

Knox HERstory from 1967 to Today
2:30 p.m.
A201 and A202, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center
A panel discussion on female empowerment and gender equality. Sponsored by the Class of 1971.

President’s Circle and Alumni Awards Reception
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Atrium, Alumni Hall
By invitation only for President’s Circle, award winners, and guests.

Alumni Awards Ceremony
5:30 p.m.
South Lawn, Old Main
(Rain Location: Harbach Theatre)
Help us honor this year’s Knox College Award recipients!

2022 Alumni Achievement Awards
Merry Mosbacher ’80
Hardika Shah ’92

2022 Young Alumni Achievement Award
Shane Fogerty ’09

2021 Knox Service Awards
David Bates ’78
Howell “Chip” Evans ’68
James Foley ’78

2021 Scroll of Honor
Aiyoung Choi ’63
Sheila Hegy ’63
Rodney Ross ’65

Alumni Art Exhibit Opening
6:30 p.m.
Borzello Art Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
"Knox in New York: Three Decades of Alumni Art"

50th Reunion Reception
7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall
The Classes of 1970 and 1971 will gather for light appetizers and drinks. Cash bar. Registration required.

Shabbat Services and Reception at Temple Sholom
7:30 p.m.
Temple Sholom, 665 W. North St., Galesburg, IL 61401
For Knox alumni and friends who were involved with the Temple during their time at Knox.

Class Gatherings–Experience Galesburg!
7:30 p.m.
Gather your friends and take a tour of Galesburg’s eateries and bars! Check out the variety at Explore Galesburg. If you’d like more suggestions on where to plan your Friday night gathering, reach out to engage@knox.edu for a curated list of local venues!

Saturday, May 14

Homecoming and Reunion Registration
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tent, East side of Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center
Stop by Homecoming registration to check in, say hi, and pick up your name tag!

The Soundtrack of Your Knox Life
Do you have that one song that automatically makes you think of your time at Knox when you hear it? Tell us what it is! When you register, share a song from your Knox years and we’ll play it throughout the weekend! Brought to you by WVKC!

Admission Information Session and Campus Tour for Alumni Children
10:00 a.m.
Admission Office, Alumni Hall
Alumni returning to campus with high school students interested in attending Knox College are welcome to join an information session and campus tour at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Call 800-678-KNOX or go to www.knox.edu/visit to register.

Homecoming Convocation
10:00 a.m.
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts
Start Saturday morning off with this annual event that celebrates all things Knox!

Dedication of the Prats Field Archway and the David “Burney” Dunn ’90 Soccer Scoreboard
11:30 a.m.
Prats Field
Visit Whitcomb Soccer Facility at Prats Field for an archway dedication as well as a very special scoreboard dedication in honor of “Burney”.

Homecoming Hub
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tent, West Lawn, Seymour Library 
Looking for a place to meet up with your friends and classmates? Look no further! Featuring “Soundtrack to Your Knox Life." Brought to you by WVKC!

Food Trucks
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Circle Drive, Seymour Library
Food trucks will be on campus for a variety of lunch options. Find them in the circle drive of Seymour Library.

FYC Lunch & 50th Reunion Induction Ceremony
12:00 p.m.
Lincoln/Skylight/Oak Rooms, Seymour Union
All Knox Fifty Year Club (FYC) members are invited to have lunch and welcome the newest members! Registration required.

Phi Gamma Delta
12:00 p.m.
Fiji House, 218 S. Cedar St., Galesburg, IL 61401
Join the Fijis for the 100th House Anniversary! RSVP to David Brackman '81 at gdfiji2022@gmail.com.

Rooftop Observatory Open House with Philip Griffin ’20
1:30 p.m.
Atrium, First Floor, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center
(Weather Dependent)

Open House for Retired Faculty Members
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tent, West Lawn, Seymour Library (Homecoming Hub)
Join Sue Hulett, Chuck Schulz, Lane Sunderland, Joel Estes, and more at the Homecoming Hub!

Open House and Tree Dedication
2:00 p.m.
Green Oaks Biological Field Station, 1797 Truroturn Road, Victoria, IL 61485
Drive out to Green Oaks for the dedication in memory of Robin Metz, Philip Sidney Post Professor of English and co-founder of the Program in Creative Writing. Check www.knox.edu/greenoaksdirections or use the address above for GPS directions

Alumni Art History Speaker: On Art and Agency
2:00 p.m.
Whitcomb Art Center, Room 213
A special program by Sandy Guttman ’10, Independent Curator and Doctoral Student, University of Illinois at Chicago; former assistant curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.

Immersive Programs for the 21st Century: Startup Term and Interactive Design
2:00 p.m.
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall Room 302
A panel discussion with Professors John Dooley, John Spittell, Jaimie Spacco, and Tim Stedman ’09. Sponsored by the Class of 1976.

Conversation with John Podesta ’71
3:00 p.m.
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Details coming soon!

Fraternity and Sorority events
12:00 p.m., Sigma Nu, Porch and Lawn
12:00 p.m., Beta Theta Pi , Porch and lawn
12:30 p.m., Pi Beta Phi Homecoming Tea, Pi Beta Phi House
1:00 p.m., Tau Kappa Epsilon, Porch and Lawn
2:00 p.m., Delta Delta Delta Homecoming Tea, Tri Delt Lodge Backyard
5:00 p.m., Fraternity & Sorority Life Week Kickball, alumni welcome! Prats Field

Class of 2011 Reception
6:00 p.m.
Galesburg Antique Mall, 140 S. Prairie St., Galesburg, IL 61401
BYOB and join your friends and classmates for pizza in an amazing mid-century modern space! Located in the Galesburg Antique Mall (in the old Register-Mail building).

Class of 1970, The Main Event
6:00 p.m.
Cedar Creek Hall, 571 E. North St., Galesburg, IL 61401
Celebrate this special Reunion with 1970 classmates and friends! Heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Registration required.

All-Reunion Homecoming Reception and Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St., Galesburg, IL 61401
join your friends and classmates as well as alumni from other Reunion years! Cash bar. Registration required.

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Lincoln/Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union
Gather with your 1971 classmates and friends for this milestone Reunion! Cash bar. Registration required.

Other Reunion Gatherings
Want to plan an event for your class? Reach out to the Alumni Engagement team engage@knox.edu.

Sunday, May 15

Classes of 1970 and 1971 Brunch
10:00 a.m.
Packinghouse Dining Company, 441 Mulberry St., Galesburg, IL 61401
Connect with your classmates once more before heading home.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Prairie Fire Fest
2:00 p.m.
South Lawn, Old Main
A campus-wide, carnival-style event featuring team booths and activities.

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