We’re so glad you’ve chosen Kenyon. Like you, each and every one of us has made the decision to be at Kenyon, converging from every region of the country and corner of the globe to live and learn together. As our newest members, you are a vital part of our community, and we’re eager to help you thrive throughout your first year and beyond.

January Orientation: January 14 - 15, 2022

Whether you are returning from Copenhagen or you deferred and opted for a January start, we’ve planned a special orientation for you and your family. This comprehensive program will introduce you to campus and important support services, provide you with opportunities to meet other members of the community, and set you on the path for an unparalleled college experience.

COVID-19 News and Updates

To better ensure the health and well-being of our community and campus visitors, all parent sessions will now be virtual.

Families are still welcome to assist students with residence hall move in and are encouraged to connect with the parent/alumni team at check-in before grabbing a box lunch. Please also remember to wear a mask inside all buildings during your visit to campus.

Viewing Details for Families

Orientation Kick-off Livestream: View the livestream at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 14, or watch the recording at your convenience.  

Parent Sessions: The parent and family sessions from 3 - 5 p.m. on Friday will be on Zoom.

Watch a recording of the parent session.

Zoom Link: January Orientation Parent Session Meeting ID: 841 1761 1993

Chalmers Library will be open for parents wishing to view these events on their personal devices from on campus.

Kenyon Wi-Fi: Guests may access our wireless network (Kenyon Public). Authentication is not required; simply accept the Terms of Serice when prompted. Disregard the message requiring a sponsor on campus.

Packing, Shipping and Storage

Move-in day is approaching. To help you prepare, we have some suggestions for what to bring and details about shipping and storage.

Beyond Orientation

Throughout the year the first-year experience team helps you stay connected and informed about student organizations, resources for support, course registration, housing selection for sophomore year and more.

Inside Views

Everyone’s first-year experience is a little different, but most students will tell you that they benefited from the guidance they received from their faculty, Kenyon staff and older peers. Consider this collection a taste of conversations to come.

First-Year Experience

Don Miller, director of the First-Year Experience
Phone Number
Email Address
Gund Commons
101 E. Brooklyn Street
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH 43022