Visitors Fill Petrovich Atrium

Visitors fill the expansive Petrovich Atrium following the rededication of Alumni Hall at Knox Homecoming on Saturday, October 11.

View Across South Street

This shot from the Archives is taken from the vantage point of the Knox County Courthouse, across South Street. That building to the left behind Old Main is the Knox Observatory, which was built in 1889 and demolished around the time the Center for Fine Arts was built, as it obstructed the view from Old Main to the new, stylish building. Absent from the front of Old Main is the flagpole, which was added to commemorate students and alumni lost in World War I.

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 about the renovation process.

Visitors Experience a Renewed Alumni Hall

Hundreds entered Alumni Hall for a preview of the interior — trustees, alumni, students, faculty, staff and guest dignitaries.

A Renewed Alumni Hall

Donors are acknowledged with plaques throughout the building and in the entry.

Plaza Work

Excavation shows the extent of the plaza on the south side of Alumni Hall.

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.