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Family & Friends Weekend

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Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7222

Fax: 309-341-7077

osd@​knox.edu

The Knox Shop
Old Main seen through the leaves of a tree.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 22- 24, 2017

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 2017 is Friday through Sunday, September 22-24. There is no charge to attend.

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—Family and Friends Weekend Information Table Open
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.

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.—Attend Knox Classes
Share in the academic experience by participating in one of our specially selected classes. Check out the list of classes online or pick up a copy at the Information Table.

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 historical context of Knox College.

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

4:00-6:30 p.m.—Share Shop Open
Lower Level, 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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.—Family and Friends Weekend Information Table Open
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 historical context of Knox College.

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

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Brunch with Faculty and Senior Staff
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
Enjoy TED Talks by two of our esteemed faculty and hear the latest college updates from President Teresa Amott and members of the Senior Staff. Brunch is complimentary, but please RSVP by September 14, 2017.

11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.—Galesburg Food Truck and Art Festival
235 E Simmons Street (parking lot H, in front of the Galesburg Orpheum Theatre or behind the YMCA)
Food trucks, artists, and live music from across Illinois and Iowa. Sponsored by the Young Professionals of Galesburg.

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.—PB&J Cook-Off
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
Do you have the best PB&J in town? Then join us for the Fifth 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.

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.—Family Photo Session
East Lawn, Old Main
Scrambling to find the perfect family photo to use on your holiday card? Let us ease some of your stress and take that photo for you! The quad makes a beautiful backdrop for a Knox-themed family photo, and we'll send you your pictures for free.

1:00-3:00 p.m.— Women's Soccer vs. Lawrence University
Prats Field

1:00-3:00 p.m.—Football vs. Ripon College
Knosher Bowl

2:00-4:00 p.m.—Field Day
East Lawn, Old Main
Everyone is welcome to join our fraternity and sorority community in an old-fashioned field day. 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.

3:00-5:00 p.m.—Tour the Knox Farm
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 (over 2,000 lbs per year for the Hard Knox Cafe!), the farm is staffed entirely by students.

3:30-5:30 p.m.—Men's Soccer vs. Lawrence University
Prats Field

4:00-6:30 p.m.—Share Shop Open
Lower Level, 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.

5:00-6:30 p.m.—The Roommate Game
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
Find out which first-year roommates have really gotten to know each other! Based on the classic Newlywed Game. Sponsored by the Resident Assistants.

7:00-9:00 p.m. - Union Board presents BINGO!
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
Family, friends and students are welcome to join us for a night of Bingo! Union Board will have a variety of exciting prizes available that will appeal to everyone, such as board games to enjoy with your family and friends. The Grand Prize will be a $250 Gift Card to the Knox College Bookstore, so you don't want to miss this!

7:00-8:30 p.m.—Chicago Cuatro Orchestra with special guest Jesús Fernández
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts
Join us for this historic encounter celebrating Puerto Rican and Cuban traditional music! Jesús Fernández is a visiting artist-in-residence from Guantánamo, Cuba. There is no charge for the concert.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

8:00 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 historical context of Knox College.

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.—Brunch
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union
The Hard Knox Café welcomes all families and friends. Cost for brunch is $11.50 for adults; $6.60 for children age twelve and under.

10:00-11:00 a.m.—Career Development: Preparing for Life after Knox
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall
The path to a post-Knox career is a four-year journey, and staff in the Bastian Family Career Center are eager to work with your student every step of the way. Join us to learn about the opportunities available throughout your student's Knox education, and what you can do to support them.

11:00 am-12:00 p.m.—Study Abroad Information Session
Trustees Room, Alumni Hall
The challenges of our time are complex, interdisciplinary and often global ones and so, too, are the solutions. For many students, studying off-campus within the United States or in another country is an opportunity to advance their intercultural competencies and understanding of a globally interconnected world and to further prepare for leadership in the 21st century. Join staff from the Stellyes Center for Global Studies to learn how your student can integrate off-campus and international study into their Knox experience. Students who have recently returned from off-campus and international study will speak about their experiences.

1:00 p.m.—Tour Green Oaks Biological Field Station
Eastern Knox County (directions available online and 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.

1:00-3:00 p.m.—Women's Soccer vs. Beloit College
Prats Field

3:30-5:30 p.m.—Men's Soccer vs. Beloit College
Prats Field 

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