Mark your calendars! Golden Scots is June 1-4, 2023, and this year we are celebrating the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, and 1978.
During the Golden Scots Celebration you can stay on campus (in an air-conditioned residence hall!), reconnect with classmates, tour the Maple City, participate in a nostalgic chapel service and attend educational seminars. You will also get to see all that’s new at Monmouth College and have an opportunity to interact with students, faculty and staff.
Cancellations prior to May 12 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after May 12.
If you need special dietary, lodging or transportation arrangements, please note your request on the Registration Form.
Alumni and their guests are encouraged to stay in our residence halls. Linens, towels, pillows and blankets (one per bed) are provided. Each bedroom is part of a suite. A typical suite arrangement consists of two individual bedrooms with a shared bath. Some suites feature a shared living room.
Advance reservations are required. Each morning by 7 a.m., a continental breakfast of coffee, juice, muffins or rolls will be served in the main floor lobby. Each evening, a reception with beverages and snacks will be held in the main floor lounge.
Golf carts and shuttles will be available to assist with transportation to and from residence halls and events. We can also assist you if transportation is needed to and from an airport or train station. Please contact Alumni Relations at 309-457-2231.
Calling Alumni Relations at 888-827-8268 or 309-457-2231
Frequently Asked Questions
The classes of 1978, 1973, 1968 and 1963.
Guests are encouraged to stay in a convenient campus residence hall. The well-appointed halls are modern, convenient and feature both air conditioning and elevators.
Most rooms are arranged in suites of two bedrooms, each containing two twin beds and sharing a single bathroom.
If you prefer more privacy, you may reserve an entire suite for $80 per night. Some suites also contain a living room, while a few rooms include accommodations for persons with physical disabilities. Please indicate on your Registration Form if special arrangements are needed. Residence hall rooms are not equipped with telephones.
While campus housing is convenient and affordable, rooms are also available at several area hotels:
Holiday Inn Express 2160 E Main St., Galesburg (309) 343-7100
Baymont by Wyndham Galesburg 2285 Washington St., Galesburg, IL 61401
Upon arrival, please check in at the registration center which will be located in Bowers Residence Hall. Your meal tickets, room keys and other important information will be ready for you when you arrive. The registration center will be open at these times:
Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, June 2, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All guests staying on campus are asked to checkout prior to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.
Classmates are usually housed in the same residence hall. If you and your friend(s) would like to stay together in a room or suite, please make sure all parties indicate rooming preferences on the Registration Form.
Informal socializing is a highlight of the Golden Scots Celebration. In the evening, a social hour is in the main lounge of the residence hall. Beverages and snacks are provided (compliments of the Alumni Association) and copies of Ravelings yearbooks are available for viewing. Suites in Bowers Hall also have lounges for small gatherings.
We recommend casual clothes during the day and business casual in the evenings. Bring umbrellas and sweaters/jackets in case of rain or cold weather, or cool air-conditioned buildings. Bring your own alarm clock if you need an alarm. Bed linens, a light blanket (please feel free to bring additional thick blankets, if you would like), a pillow, towels, a bar of soap and a few hangers will be provided for each guest. Please pack other necessary toiletries and, because bathrooms enter from a common area, we suggest a bathrobe.
Sorry, pets are not allowed on campus.
Yes, please indicate special dietary requirements on the Registration Form.
Yes, wireless internet access is available across campus and in residence halls. Computers and printers are also available at the Registration Center in Bowers Residence Hall.