Check out the Harcourt Parish Rummage sale for your housing needs, including lamps, storage, and many more basics.
Gambier Community Center (49)
2:30-5:00 p.m. Move-In
All new students and families first report to Gund Commons, at the corner of Brooklyn Street and Gaskin Avenue, for check-in and room key pick-up.
Tours will be offered at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, as well 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Meet on the patio outside of Gund Commons (Sunday's tour leaves from Ransom Hall).
Gund Commons (100)
Meal tickets for Peirce Hall may be purchased at the Welcome Center or at Peirce Hall, or choose one of the many dining options in Gambier or Mount Vernon. The meal plan begins for first-year students at Sunday brunch.
Sit down with faculty and former transfer students to learn about life as a successful transfer student at Kenyon.
Leach Dining Room, Peirce Hall (33)
While embarking upon the collegiate experience can be exciting, it can also be stressful and somewhat overwhelming, especially for families for whom college is a new experience. First generation college students and their families are invited to have dinner with members of the Student Affairs staff and other members of the Kenyon community to discuss resources that can ease the transition to Kenyon.
Philander's Pub, Peirce Hall (33)
For families of students whose parent(s) attended Kenyon (by invitation only).
Alumni Dining Room, Peirce Hall (33)
Drop by any of the following campus locations to learn more about their role on Kenyon's campus. Have your "passport" stamped at multiple locations for a chance to win great prizes from the Kenyon Bookstore.
Stop by and join Kenyon staff, current students, and members of the Class of 2017 and their families for an informal meet-and-greet at the Gund Gallery, sponsored by the Gund Gallery, Office of Alumni and Parent Programs, and the Student Affairs Division. Light refreshments will be served.
Gund Gallery (25)
Note: Parents are asked to depart the residence halls by 9:00 p.m. A list of accommodations is available on the Kenyon Orientation website.
Rental, digital, new, used, buyback, international editions, oh my! Your Kenyon College Bookstore presents an overview of textbook options. We'll answer all your questions, and arm you with the information you need to make the right choices.
Kenyon College Bookstore (80)
This session is a must for families of the Class of 2017. We will discuss issues of transition for both students and their families and share important information about College resources. Parents will have a chance to meet with key administrators from the Student Affairs Division and learn more about the first year at Kenyon.
Rosse Hall (22)
Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church invites students and families to join them for prayers, singing, and communion on the chapel lawn. Casual dress.
Church of the Holy Spirit (32)
Meet on the steps of Ransom Hall.
Ransom Hall (30)
Family members' and guests' tickets may be purchased at Gund Commons during check-in or at Peirce Hall.
Peirce Hall (33)
Members of the Class of 2017 meet with community advisors (CAs) in their residence halls to walk together to Opening Convocation. Students and CAs should arrive at the convocation procession line-up site no later than 1:15 p.m.
First-year residence halls
Transfer and visiting students meet to walk together to Opening Convocation. Students and upperclass counselors (UCCs) should arrive at the convocation procession line-up site no later than 1:15 p.m.
Meet at Edwards House (74), next to Middle Ground.
Opening of the 190th College year. Convocation for new students and their families. Students: dressy casual attire, please. (The procession line-up forms at 1:15 p.m., so students need to be ready early.)
Samuel Mather Lawn (15); rainsite: Kenyon Athletic Center (51)
For the Class of 2017, transfer students, and families. All are invited to meet President Decatur, Provost Klesner, and Dean Toutain, while enjoying light refreshments at the president's home.
Cromwell Lawn (26), Rain site: Kenyon Athletic Center (51)
Parents meet faculty advisors. (Students need not attend.)
Locations per information sheet in your Orientation packet
Last chance to share hugs and goodbyes with family. Students are to wait for upperclass counselors in their rooms.