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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 parents and families to campus for our combined Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend (HFFW). You will have the opportunity to meet faculty, cheer on the Prairie Fire teams, and most importantly—enjoy time with your student, their friends, and parents.

Schedule highlights for parents and families are below. You can also visit the Homecoming page for the complete schedule of events.

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

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

  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Homecoming Hub and Check-in
    Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
    A place to gather and connect with friends and family. Pick up your name tag, grab a snack and some Knox swag, and let us welcome you to campus!

    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.

    5:30 p.m., Hall of Fame Event
    Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts—New Location
    A celebration of Hall of Fame recipients and Knox's K Club, our athletics boosters.
    Reservations required.

    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Celebrate Knox Reception
    The Vault at Reserve Artisan Ales, 185 South Kellogg Street, Galesburg
    Celebrate all things Knox at this casual gathering for all! Come meet with your classmates, other Knox parents and families, and President McGadney. Food trucks available on-site.
    Registration required.

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

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Homecoming Hub and Check-in
    Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
    A place to gather and connect with friends and family. Pick up your name tag, grab a snack, some Knox swag, and let us welcome you to campus! Check-in closes at 1:00 p.m., but name tags and swag are still available for pick up.

    9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Knox Today
    HOPE Center, 305 South Cherry Street, Galesburg
    Registration required.

    10:30 a.m. Men's Soccer vs. Lawrence
    Jorge Prats Field

    11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Food Trucks
    West Berrien Street (near Post Hall)

    12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Knox Farm & Edible Forest Garden Tour
    Knox Farm, 422 South Academy Street, Galesburg
    Learn about ongoing Knox Farm projects and research in the high tunnels, with a student-led tour from the Knox Farm Crew.

    12:30 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Lawrence
    Jorge Prats Field

    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. to 3:30 p.m., Knox is Lit
    Whitcomb Art Center
    Enjoy alumni readings, as well as an opportunity for open mic. More details coming soon.

    2:00 p.m., Green Oaks Tour
    Green Oaks Biological Field Station, 1797 Truroturn Road, Victoria, IL 61485
    Check www.knox.edu/greenoaksdirections or use the address above for GPS directions.

    4:00 p.m., Open Houses
    Various locations TBD

    4:30 p.m., Music Department Showcase
    Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts
    A sampling of music from some of our choral and instrumental ensembles.

    6:00 p.m., Homecoming Dinner
    Lincoln/Oak/Skylight Rooms, Seymour Union
    Cash bar at 6:00 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m. All alumni, parents, faculty and staff are invited. Areas will be designated for Reunion years.
    Reservations required.

    TBD, Union Board Event
    Location to be determined.

  • TBD, Yoga
    Location information coming soon.

    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brunch in the Hard Knox Cafe
    Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union
    The Hard Knox Café welcomes all visitors to enjoy brunch on campus! Prices are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Credit or debit cards accepted at the door.
    Reservations required.

    Wrap up the weekend.
    Visit the bookstore, grab a meal with your student (or coffee with parents while they sleep in).

  • Galesburg hotels and accommodations will reach capacity before the weekend.
    Make your room reservations now at a local hotel or airbnb.

    We are excited to welcome all of our parents and families at the Homecoming Hub when you arrive.
    Please register by October 11.

    We want to make sure you have a wonderful experience throughout the weekend. Please reach out with any 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.

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