We’re glad you have chosen to be part of the Kenyon community and look forward to welcoming you to your new home on move-in day. 

If you are a fall student-athlete or an international student, please see the additional information below the Orientation schedule.

Orientation Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 19

Welcome to Kenyon! Saturday's schedule includes New Student Check-In at the Lowry Center, information about Kenyon support services, the Fall Orientation Kick-Off on Samuel Mather Lawn, meetings with your Orientation Group and Community Advisors, and a community-building event in the evening.

View Aug. 19 Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 20

Opening Convocation welcomes new students to campus; families are welcome and encouraged to attend before departing after the ceremony. Sunday also includes faculty advising meetings, language placement exams and the Kenyon Karnival, an evening of arcade games, snacks, music and prizes.

View Aug. 20 Schedule

Monday, Aug. 21 - Wednesday, Aug. 23

Orientation programming for students continues including Orientation Group information sessions, course registration support, academic department presentations, an introduction to fitness classes, and the New Student Sing and Convening Dinner on Wednesday evening. Social activities include an interactive game show on Monday, a hypnotist on Tuesday and an ice cream social on Wednesday.

View Aug. 21 Schedule  View Aug. 22 Schedule View Aug. 23 Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 24 - Friday, Aug. 25

Classes begin.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Visit the Lowry Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the Student Involvement Fair, which including lunch (the Peirce Hall servery will be closed).

View Aug. 26 Schedule

Early Arrival Information for Athletes

Tuesday, August 15

Golf student-athletes pick up keys in morning.
2 p.m. First-year golf families and student-athlete welcome reception

Thursday, August 17

Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men’s Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball
Student-athletes pick up keys in the morning. 
2 p.m. First-year families and student-athlete welcome reception

International Pre-Orientation

International Pre-Orientation (Pre-O) is hosted by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) for new international students. New F-1 and other visa holding international students are required to attend International Pre-O. Domestic students who reside abroad and U.S. Permanent Residents are invited to attend International Pre-O and should contact the CGE (cge@kenyon.edu) if they plan to attend. 

  • Monday, August 14: New international students arrive.
  • Tuesday, August 15 - Friday, August 18: International Pre-O programming for students

Save the Date for Family Weekend

We hope you will join us October 13 - 15 for Family Weekend. Events will include student performances, athletic competitions, panel discussions and more! Registration will open in late August.

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