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 peer counselor, 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 25, 2018, and concludes on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The first day of classes for all students is Thursday, August 30.
Please make plans to check-in on Saturday, August 25 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, you should proceed directly to your assigned residence hall where representatives from the Orientation and Residential Life staffs will be there to greet you. It is at this time that you will pick up your keys and Orientation information. Information about transportation options from the Columbus Airport is available online.
When you check-in, you will pick up your Orientation folder, new student ID and room key.
Families should plan to depart campus around 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 26.
If you plan to attend a pre-orientation program, transportation will be provided from the airport to campus if you choose to fly. Parents and/or guardians are welcome to drop students off for pre-orientation; a parent orientation session will be offered. However, parents and/or guardians will not be able to meet their students advisors during pre-orientation drop off.