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Commencement 2020


Karrie Heartlein

Director of Government & Community Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Tentative Schedule -- Subject to Change

Commencement Weekend Events

Friday, June 5
11 am – 12:30 pm Senior Pumphandle, Plomin Terrace lawn
Senior Toast, Petrovich Atrium
2 pm – 3:30 pm Graduation Rehearsal, Old Main South Lawn (mandatory attendance)

Saturday, June 6
11 am – Noon Baccalaureate, Kresge Recital Hall
1:30 – 5 pm Various Receptions (Invitation only)
8 pm – 9:15 pm President’s Dessert Reception for Graduates & Families, Ford Center for Fine Arts
At Dark Fireworks, CFA West Lawn

Sunday, June 7
9 am – 10 am Line-up, Ford Center for Fine Arts lobby
10 am – Noon Commencement Ceremony, Old Main South Lawn
Noon – Post-Commencement Picnic Lunch (reservations required), Seymour Union South Lawn

See coverage of the 2019 Commencement Exercises and a few of Knox's 2019 graduates.

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