Welcome new and transfer students! We look forward to meeting you in August. New Student Orientation seeks to integrate all incoming first-year and transfer students into academic, community and social life at Kenyon.
Orientation is your opportunity to connect with faculty members and register for classes, hear about community roles and traditions from upperclass students, and establish relationships with your peers in your new home.
You will be assigned both a faculty advisor and an upperclass peer counselor, both of whom are committed to facilitating your positive transition to life as a Kenyon student. During Orientation, you will be introduced to academic expectations, the diversity of the place, and the importance of community as a whole, both within Kenyon and beyond life on our hill.
Please note that details regarding the dates and schedule for Orientation 2017 will be released in mid-spring semester.
Orientation for new and transfer students begins Saturday, August 20, 2016, and concludes on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The first day of classes for all students is Thursday, August 25.
Please make plans to move into your assigned room on Saturday, August 20 between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (if you cannot make it by 4:30 p.m., don't worry — we'll have everything waiting for you). When you arrive on campus, you should proceed directly to Gund Commons (101 East Brooklyn Street), where representatives of the Student Affairs and Admissions staffs will be there to greet you. Information about transportation options from the Columbus Airport is available online.
At the Welcome Center, you will pick up your Orientation folder, new student ID and room key as well as register your bicycle and conduct other important business.
Families should plan to depart campus around 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 21.
If you plan to attend a pre-orientation program, transportation will be provided from the airport to campus if you choose to fly. Parents and/or guardians are welcome to drop students off for pre-orientation; a parent orientation session will be offered. However, parents and/or guardians will not be able to meet their students advisors during pre-orientation drop off.