Welcome! We are excited that you are planning a trip to visit Kenyon College! This page contains helpful information as you plan your upcoming visit. In addition to individual visits, Kenyon also offers larger visit programs throughout the year.
The Office of Admissions, located in Ransom Hall, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) weekdays throughout the year and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays throughout the academic year. Use our online visit calendar to find a date that might work for you. If you plan to visit Kenyon on October 5, 6, or 7, please note this is October Break. We do welcome visitors these dates, however, classes are not in session.
Once you have a day picked, you will be able to schedule activities for that particular day. Note that not all activities are available on any given day. When you click on a particular day on the online visit calendar, you will be directed to the Plan Your Visit form. This form will list the activities available on the specific day. Our activities complement each other, allowing you to schedule a tour, interview and information session all in one morning or afternoon. NOTE: To schedule an overnight visit, please choose the day AFTER the overnight for your preferred activities in the Office of Admissions (tour, interview, etc.). For example, if you want to stay overnight on April 3, choose April 4 in the online scheduler.
Tours are led by current Kenyon students and are offered weekdays throughout the year and on Saturdays and Sundays during the academic year. Tours last roughly one hour.
Tour times during the academic year:
Tour times during the summer:
Interviews are a recommended (but not required) part of the admissions process. They are a great way for the admissions office to learn more about you as a student and for you to learn more about Kenyon. Interviews are available on weekdays throughout the year and on select Saturdays during the academic year. Interviews will last approximately forty-five minutes and are with either Senior Admissions Fellows or a staff member.
Interviews times during the academic year:
Interview times during the summer:
Conducted by admissions staff, information sessions are held weekdays throughout the year. During the academic year, information sessions are offered at 12:10 p.m. on most weekdays and 11:10 a.m. on Saturdays. During the summer, information sessions will be offered weekdays at 12 p.m. Sessions last approximately fifty minutes.
Class visits are available on a walk-in basis. A list of pre-approved classes will be available in the Office of Admission on the day of your visit.
This student-led tour of the Science Quad takes place daily from Monday-Friday at 9:10 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., and on select Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. The Science tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.
This student-led tour of the Kenyon Athletic Center takes place daily from Monday-Friday at 9:10 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., and on select Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. The KAC tour lasts approximately 60 minutes, including walking time to and from this state-of-the-art facility.
This student-led tour of a number of Kenyon's art, creative writing, dance, music, and theater facilities takes place daily from Monday-Friday at 9:10 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. , and on select Saturdays at 9:10 a.m., 10:10 a.m., and 12:10 p.m. The tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.
This student-led tour of Kenyon's new state-of-the-art film center in Mount Vernon highlights the production and classroom facilities devoted to film. This specialized tour is available on October 21 and November 11, leaving from Ransom Hall at 1:10 and returning to Ransom Hall at 2:10.
During the fall semester, juniors and seniors visiting on Monday-Friday can join a current student for lunch. In April, this activity is limited to accepted seniors only. Please consult the online lunch buddy scheduling tool to view available dates and find out more about joining a student for lunch.
Single night overnights are available on select Sundays and Thursdays throughout the academic year for current seniors. Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance and space is limited, so please plan ahead. Students should plan to check-in at 4 p.m. on the day of the overnight (please keep this in mind as you make your travel arrangements). Activities scheduled for the following day are independent of the host. Guests should plan to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and toiletries. Students will be required to fill out the Code of Conduct Form and Liability Form. To schedule an overnight visit, please choose the day AFTER the overnight for your preferred activities in the Office of Admissions (tour, interview, etc.). For example, if you want to stay overnight on September 18, select September 19 in the online scheduler.
Overnights are offered on the following days: