Neighbors to the North
Here you have two blessings dear to students’ hearts: freedom and kitchens. In Kenyon’s new townhouse-style apartments, which opened in 2011, there’s a lot of freedom to create your own lifestyle. That’s because they really are apartments, with living room and dining areas—and, yes, with kitchens, opening up a vaster world of possibilities in two other cherished categories of collegiate life: food and socializing. The independence of apartment living makes the north campus neighborhood a favorite choice for groups of students who want to create their own theme-housing communities—a recent example was the creative writing/coffeehouse apartment. The North Campus Apartments, housing a total of 216 students, also include several accessible units for those with mobility or other issues.
North Campus Apartments factoid: “North” and “south” have long been important sociological concepts at Kenyon, where students insist that the two ends of campus have different personalities. (Ask anyone.) These apartments have altered the nature of north. (Again, ask.)