Academic advising is a four-year process, but the experience — individual guidance and support — begins during Orientation.
Your faculty advisor will help you choose courses with the aim of constructing a meaningful and balanced academic program. You'll see how you can pursue your intellectual passions and experiment with subjects that intrigue you, while at the same time embracing the breadth that's the hallmark of a liberal arts curriculum. You can also count on the help of your Orientation Leader and Community Advisor, plus the Office of Academic Advising. Together, these individuals will encourage you to challenge yourself, explore new and unfamiliar content, and take thoughtful academic risks. You'll undertake increasingly rigorous coursework, knowing that you're never far from those whose main goals are guiding your exploration and supporting your success.
For more information, contact the Office of Academic Advising at 740-427-5145.
You'll find out about your advisor through your Orientation Leader (OL) when they contact you in late July or early August via email or snail mail. Each student is matched with a Faculty Advisor based on information provided in the Personal Data Form, including academic and personal interests.
You will schedule classes after arriving on campus; for the Class of 2023 this will be after lunch on August 27, 2019. Incoming transfer students will register the morning of August 27, 2019, before first-year students. All new students register for classes after meeting with their Orientation Leaders and Faculty Advisor, who are well-equipped to guide students in making the best decisions for their first year of Kenyon academics.
You will meet with your faculty advisor in a group with fellow advisees (each advisor is assigned four or five new students). Your advisor will suggest courses in your field of interest, explain the process of course registration and help you understand more about your advisor’s role throughout an academic year. You will also meet individually with your faculty advisor to choose a series of classes for course registration. To prepare for this meeting, browse the searchable schedule and bookmark classes you'd like to take. During your meeting, consider alternative course options your advisor may suggest and remain flexible with opportunities for new and intriguing classes.
Visit the Kenyon Compass website to see what courses will be offered this fall and bookmark ones that sound interesting. You can create potential schedules and begin to consider your academic track at Kenyon. For access, use your Kenyon login and password.