Retention and persistence of students often begins with their experience and support during the first year, specifically new student orientation. In order to ensure a strong first-year experience, Kenyon must have a strong new student orientation (NSO) program. This page outlines the learning objectives for new student programs that drive the planning of pre-orientation, new student orientation, extended orientation and programs within the first-year living area.
Each objective has been given a letter designation (A, T, CB, W, PG) that will be indicated on each event/program during NSO.
Each objective aims to fulfill the Kenyon 2020 Strategic Plan priorities, specifically Priority 1: Focus on an integrated, comprehensive experience that prepares students for post-graduate success. Priority 1 includes: (A) Strengthen the first-year experience to establish a firm foundation for success at Kenyon; (B) Make high impact experiences experiences part of every student’s learning program; (C) Collaborate across the Kenyon community to position students for post-graduate success.
The objectives of New Student Orientation are: