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. 

Countdown to Your Arrival

The weeks and months before you arrive in Gambier will be an exciting, busy time. We know you and your family will have lots of questions about what to expect and how to prepare for the year ahead. Kenyon’s first-year experience team will keep you connected throughout the spring and summer, here on this site and by email.

Summer Welcome Receptions

Get to know your fellow Class of 2028 families and other members of the Kenyon community at a mix of virtual sessions and in-person events around the county.

Your Kenyon journey starts at Orientation on August 24.

You are already part of the Kenyon community, and we hope Gambier begins to feel like home starting with Orientation. We’ll have more details about Orientation for you in July. For now, mark your calendar for the opening session of Orientation and residence hall move-in on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024. For international students, move-in day is Monday, Aug. 19, 2024, followed by a Pre-Orientation for new international students, Aug. 20-23.

Beyond Orientation

We know your transition to Kenyon does not end on the first day of class. Throughout the year the first-year experience team will help 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.

  • Crossing Middle Paths

    First Person: Student Life at Kenyon

    As it turns out, the toughest part of the admissions process is not waiting for the decision, but for the first semester to begin.

  • It’s always been true: Dropping in for a chat with Kenyon’s friendly and accessible faculty is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success (and get some dog love).

  • Kenyon Kribs - related video

    Most first-years get to share a room with another member of their class. Mary Angela Ricotta ’20 shared her Norton Hall single with a couple of fish.

Phone Number
Email Address
Gund Commons
101 E. Brooklyn Street
Gambier, OH 43022
Don Miller, director