Move In: Frequently Asked Questions
When is move in day for new (first year and transfer) students?
New students may move in on Saturday, August 25, 2012 between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Students may not move in earlier than this time on this day. Check-in will be in Gund Commons beginning at 2:30 p.m. Visit the Orientation Web site for more information.
When is move in day for upperclass students?
Returning students may move into their College residence from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 or the next day - Wednesday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Check-in is located at the Office of Housing and Residential Life in Gund Commons between the hours of 9:00am-8:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students are not permitted to return to campus prior to this time, unless previously approved. There is a charge of $100 to move belongings onto campus prior to the approved move-in date. Students who attempt to move in early without approval will incur financial and/or judicial sanctions.
When do classes begin?
Fall 2012 classes begin on Thursday, August 30, 2012.
How long are the beds?
The beds in all College residences are 80 inches long. Students will need twin extra-long sheets.
How much space is under the bed?
The beds are somewhat adjustable—12 to 28 inches. All beds are able to be lofted and bunked.
Can I move in before official move-in day?
If you are playing a fall sport, you may move in to your fall assignment on the day determined by your coach. If you are taking part in the pre-orientation program, you may move in on the date your sponsor has communicated to you. All requests to move in earlier should be directed to your coach or sponsor. Students who attempt to move in early without approval may incur financial and/or judicial sanctions.
Do you have suggestions for move-in day?
Yes! Check out the Dean's top ten tips to reduce stress on move-in day.
How do I ship to Kenyon?
Check out information on shipping packages or mailing here.
Can I purchase or rent a mini-fridge for my room?
Yes! Kenyon College partners with Collegiate Fridge to rent micro-fridges to students. The unit has 2.9 cubic feet total storage capacity, including a freezer and a 600 watt microwave. This eco-friendly unit is a convenient alternative to bringing a refrigerator from home. Students may preorder their micro-fridge and have it delivered to their room before move-in day. Quantities are limited, so place your order today at http://www.collegiatefridge.com/.
If you would like to purchase a mini-fridge, the freezer should be around 1.4 cubic feet and the refrigerator should be around 3.5 cubic feet (not larger). If you have a roommate, it is recommended that you communicate with each other any plans to bring or rent a fridge.
Can I bring a portable air conditioning unit if I install it myself?No. It is against College policy to have air conditioning units or other large appliances because the electrical outlets in the residences cannot support this and it would be a fire safety concern.
If I bring a television, is cable available?
No. Cable is not available in first-year residence halls. In upperclass housing areas, very few residences are able to have either cable or a satellite dish; most are unable. Large televisions can take up a lot of space, so if bringing a large TV, it is wise to discuss this with your roommate beforehand.
When I get to campus, who do I call if I have an emergency?
Call Campus Safety at 740-427-5555 for emergencies. Community Advisors are on duty at night and can respond to some emergencies in the residence halls. Visit our Emergency Contacts page for more information.
What suggestions do you have in getting along with my new roommate?
Visit our Roommate Information page for advice in starting off on the right foot with your new roommate.
If I have questions regarding Housing and Residential Life matters, to whom should I direct them?
You may email email@example.com or call 740-427-5142 for general questions.
If I have questions regarding non-Housing and Residential Life matters, how can I find out who to contact?
Visit Campus Offices for a list of campus offices and departments.
What should I expect from the New Student Orientation program?
Visit Orientation's frequently asked questions page to learn more about Kenyon's Orientation program.