March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
Welcome new and transfer students! We look forward to meeting you in August. New Student Orientation seeks to integrate all incoming first-year and transfer students into academic, community and social life at Kenyon.
Orientation is your opportunity to connect with faculty members and register for classes, hear about community roles and traditions from upperclass students, and establish relationships with your peers in your new home.
You will be assigned both a faculty advisor and an upperclass Orientation Leader, both of whom are committed to facilitating your positive transition to life as a Kenyon student. During Orientation, you will be introduced to academic expectations, the diversity of the place, and the importance of community as a whole, both within Kenyon and beyond life on our hill.
Orientation for new and transfer students begins Saturday, August 22, 2020, and concludes on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The first day of classes for all new and returning students is Thursday, August 27. There will be sessions for families on August 22 and 23.
Please make plans to check-in on Saturday, August 22 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (if you cannot make it by 1 p.m., don't worry — we'll have everything waiting for you at Campus Safety). When you arrive on campus, all first-year students should proceed directly to their assigned residence hall and transfer students should proceed directly to the Office of Residential Life. Representatives from the Orientation and Residential Life staffs will be there to greet you, give you your room keys, and other necessary Orientation information. Information about transportation options from the John Glenn International Airport is available online.
Families should plan to depart campus around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 23.