Can't wait for orientation to begin? Want to get a jump-start on the Kenyon experience? We have just the program for you!
Kenyon offers five optional pre-orientation programs for entering students: an eleven-day scientific data program that gives you an introduction to scientific research, a seven-day program in writing and thinking to kick-start your academic journey, a seven-day backpacking and outdoors program for those seeking an adventurous beginning to college, a five-day community service program enabling you to become acquainted with greater Knox County, and a five-day leadership program for students wanting to get a jump start on campus involvement and learn essential leadership skills.
When you participate in a pre-orientation program, you'll arrive on campus early, move into your residence hall, and begin meeting like-minded classmates. Applications will be available online beginning April 1, 2014, via the "Apply for Pre-Orientation Programs" link to the left.
Need-based financial aid is available for all programs.
Scientific Data participants will arrive on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Writing and Thinking and Outdoors Club Pre-O participants will arrive on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Service Pre-O and Ignite Leadership participants will arrive on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. All Pre-Orientation participants will move into their assigned residence hall rooms.