Join The Fun! Welcome New Students to Campus

You are invited to participate in a number of events designed to welcome new students into the Knox community.

Wednesday, September 5
Café in the Park
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Park Plaza, 100 block of East Main Street
Bring your co-workers, friends, and family for lunch by Pizza House and music by the renowned Knox Jazz Combo.
Thursday, September 6
Dinner Picnic with the President
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gizmo Patio
Friday, September 7
First Friday on Historic Seminary Street
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
South Seminary Street off East Main
This popular summer event offers displays, demonstrations, food from Seminary Street vendors, and live jazz by the Knox Cherry Street Combo.
Friday, September 7
Ice Cream Social
10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Gizmo Patio
Music by Poets and Peasants
Saturday, September 8
Explore Galesburg
10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ford Center for Fine Arts (CFA) Lobby
One- and two-hour excursions, including walking and biking tours, trips to Green Oaks, the Galesburg Farmers Market, Art in the Park, and more. All tours will depart from CFA Lobby. If you are interested in volunteering to lead one of these tours or if you are willing to loan your bike for the day please contact Shawn Tubb.
Sunday, September 9
Day of Service: Engage Galesburg
12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet in the Ford Center for Fine Arts (CFA) Lobby
Students, faculty, staff, and local community members are invited to join together and engage in volunteer service with community partners. Following a welcome from President Amott, all volunteers will be arranged into groups with their chosen community partner.
Community partners include Card Board Boat Regatta, Discovery Depot, Community Garden, Knox Recycles, FISH Food Pantry, Orpheum Theatre, Civic Art Center, YMCA Kid Care, Knox Prairie Community Kitchen, Carl Sandburg Historic Home, Rock the Vote, Prairieland Animal Welfare Shelter, St. Mary’s Square, Galesburg Chamber of Commerce: Time Bank, and the Safe Harbor Purple Hanger Resale Shop. Contact the Center for Community Service to sign up as a volunteer with one of our community partners or to assist with volunteer recruitment on campus.
Sunday, September 9
Pumphandle and All Campus Picnic
4:30 p.m.
South Lawn of Old Main
Sunday, September 9
Bike-In Movie
8:30 p.m.
South Lawn of Old Main
Bring your blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars.