While a Kenyon student is not required to bring a laptop computer, we strongly recommend that you do, if possible. Generally, any Mac or Windows laptop that is three years old or newer will be sufficient to start your Kenyon career. We do not recommend only bringing a Chromebook or tablet like an iPad; these devices have too many limitations. Kenyon offers options to assist students with short term or long term needs for temporary loaner computers.

Yes. Check the the Shipping and Storage page for details. The Campus Mail Center in Gund Commons will be open on the Saturday of Orientation from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit the Packing List page to get a sense of what first-year students typically bring to campus. Not all items are required, and they vary by personal preferences and needs.

Plan on working on or off campus? Visit this website to determine which documentation for employers you need to bring with you.