You can register for Family Weekend online! Online registration for Family Weekend is now open and will continue through Monday, October 7.
Please use one form per family. The registration fee of $15 per family helps to defray the expenses of the weekend. Meal tickets may be purchased on the registration form. Payment must be included in order to reserve meal tickets. When you arrive in Gambier, please stop by the Registration Center to pick up your reserved meal tickets and the weekend's final schedule of events. If you will be arriving after the Registration Center has closed, please ask your student to pick up any meal tickets you have purchased and a parking pass. (Please note the Registration Center hours below.)
The Registration Center is located in the Kenyon College Bookstore.
Registration Center Hours:
Friday, October 18 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 -8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding reservations, please email Patty Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (740) 427-5147 between 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon or 1:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
The Family Weekend registration and information center will be in the Kenyon College Bookstore, located in Farr Hall on Chase Avenue.
The Registration Center will be open:
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
A few members of the Gambier and Mount Vernon communities have offered to host families in their homes during the weekend for a modest fee. If you are interested in staying with one of these persons or families, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at (740) 427-5147. You will be given the name and telephone number of a host with whom you may make arrangements.
Please note that all Gambier and Mount Vernon area motels, hotels, and bed-and-breakfasts are usually fully booked for Family Weekend. Please check the web for other nearby accommodations. Coshocton, Granville, Mansfield, Newark, and the north side of Columbus are all within easy driving distance of Gambier.
Families are welcome to eat in Peirce Dining Hall by going through the servery line. Meal tickets should be purchased in advance at the registration center.
Join the Kenyon community in this weekly tradition at the Parish House on Brooklyn Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The cost of $7 per person is payable at the door. Space is limited. (Note: Friday Luncheon Café is not included in students’ meal plans and involves a fee.)
PEAS (People Endorsing Agrarian Sustainability) hosts a delicious brunch featuring local foods from the Knox County area from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Parish House, 201 West Brooklyn Street. Space is limited. Tickets ($5) are purchased at the door. (Note: PEAS local food brunch is not included in students’ meal plans and involves a fee.)
In addition to the campus dining service, there are several restaurants in Gambier, including the Kenyon Inn, the Gambier Deli (north of the bookstore in Farr Hall), the Gambier Grill (behind the Village Market), Wiggin Street Coffee (at the intersection of Wiggin Street and Gaskin Avenue), and the Village Inn, next to Wiggin Street Coffee.
The College does not offer a shuttle service during Family Weekend. If you need transportation, please contact Columbus Transportation and Tours at 1 (800) 476-3004 to make your arrangements.
Commercial rental cars are available at the Port Columbus airport. Parking at many campus facilities is limited, so please plan to park your car and walk around campus.
Parking on campus is limited. Please plan to park your car in a designated Kenyon College lot and walk around campus. Weekend parking permits are available at the registration center in the College Bookstore. Please post the permit on the dashboard of your vehicle at all times. Vehicles parked on campus illegally or without permits may be ticketed. Vehicles parked in fire lanes will be towed. Please keep in mind that the Knox County Sheriff's Office may ticket vehicles parked illegally in non-campus areas, so take note of the fire lanes and the two-hour limits on spaces in the village center. Unfortunately, the College is not able to assist with tickets issued by the sheriff's office. If you have any questions about parking, please inquire at the Campus Safety Office, (740) 427-5109. Do not park on the berm along Route 308 (Chase Avenue). It is a state route, and cars left there will be towed.
If you require special assistance during Family Weekend, we would be happy to help. Please contact Patty Bower in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at email@example.com or (740) 427-5147.