We are thrilled you have joined the Class of 2025 — one of the most academically accomplished, diverse and talented classes in Kenyon history. 

A record number of you have committed to attend Kenyon this fall. As we plan to transition back to a full residential program, we are expanding options for accommodating new and returning students. In addition to joining us in Gambier, you have alternative options to consider as you begin your Kenyon journey.

Kenyon in Copenhagen

We are pleased to announce Kenyon-Copenhagen, a new semester-long program designed specifically for first-year students. Participants will be provided a $5,000 stipend to help cover personal expenses.

Launch your first semester abroad.

With your peers and four faculty members in residence, you will travel to Copenhagen, where you will take courses that mirror a first semester at Kenyon and participate in hands-on learning opportunities and co-curricular travel. The program will kick off with an orientation in Washington, D.C.

Two Ways to Defer

If you are interested in following in the footsteps of other Kenyon students who have taken time to volunteer, work, intern, research, travel or participate in an wilderness expedition before arriving in Gambier, you can defer your enrollment for one semester or one year.

Defer your enrollment for one semester.

If you would like to opt for a January start, you will be connected with an advisor this fall to discuss a spring semester curriculum that will meet your academic goals. You also will be invited to participate in Orientation programming in January.

Defer your enrollment for one year.

If you opt for a year-long deferral of your enrollment, we will reserve a spot for you to join us in Gambier in fall 2022.

Weighing Your Options

We realize you and your family may have lots of questions as you prepare for the year ahead, and that these options give you even more to consider. We’d like to know your interest in these options by June 8.