Mesh Reinforces Floor Construction

Workers make final check of reinforcing steel mesh, installed over steel panels, preparing to pour concrete floors in one of the wings.

Third Floor Rendering

The third floor of Alumni Hall will be the grandest space in the building.

Video: Contractor Discusses Renovation of Alumni Hall

Kirk Anderson, Vice President of P.J. Hoerr, construction contractor for the renovation of Alumni Hall, talks to alumni at Homecoming 2013 about the renovation process.

Professor Lance Factor Discusses Alumni Hall

Professor Lance Factor discusses the significance of literary societies in the building of Alumni Hall.

Alumni Hall’s Basement

It might surprise some people to learn that the most versatile and widely used part of Alumni Hall was not the classrooms or the theatre, but the basement.

Steel Supports Removed

With interior floors complete, exterior steel bracing is no longer necessary on the east and west walls.

Thanks to over 600 alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff, and Galesburg community donors, gifts and pledges have reached $11.7 million, the amount needed to not only pay for the construction, but also the soft costs -- technology, furniture, and building finishes -- to complete the building. Learn more about the transformation of Alumni Hall.


Members of the Knox College Board of Trustees account for more than 60 percent of the total gifts raised. We are grateful for their vision to see this project to fruition and to trustee Mark Kleine for overseeing the task force for the project.