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 at a Glance

We will post a more detailed schedule before you arrive on campus. Until then, here are a few important dates as you plan your trip to Gambier. 

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024

9 a.m. - noon

  • Orientation check-in and residence hall move-in, TBA  
  • Lunch provided for students and family members, Peirce Hall

2 p.m.

Orientation kick-off for students and family members, Samuel Mather Lawn

3 - 9 p.m. 

Orientation programming for students

3 - 5 p.m.

Orientation programming for families

5:30 p.m.

Dinner (students only) 

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Dessert Reception for families with Kenyon staff and Kenyon Parents Council Chairs, Alumni Dining Room, Peirce Hall

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024

10:30 a.m.

Opening Convocation: You and your classmates are formally welcomed to the Kenyon community during Convocation. Families are warmly invited to attend.


Families depart campus following Convocation.

Sunday Aug. 25 - Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2024

Student Orientation programming (students only)

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2024

Classes begin.

Fall Student-Athlete Early Arrival

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Football student-athletes pick up keys in morning.

2  - 3:30 p.m. - Orientation for parents of fall athletes and resources fair

Friday, August 16, 2024

Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men’s and Women's Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball

Student-athletes pick up keys in morning.

2 - 3:30 p.m. -  Orientation for parents of fall athletes and resources fair

International Student Early Arrival

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. 

International Pre-O Schedule

  • Monday, August 19, 2024: New international students arrive.
  • Tuesday, August 20 - Friday, August 23, 2024: International Pre-O programming for students

Arrival information on August 19, 2024

  • New international students arriving by their own transportation:  Please plan to arrive at Kenyon between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • New international students arriving on CGE shuttles.  Please schedule your flight to arrive at the Columbus International Airport (CMH) by 8 p.m. on August 19, 2024 to take a CGE shuttle. The CGE will collect flight information and schedule shuttles in early August. Please note that the CGE is only able to transport new international students on CGE shuttles; any parents or guests will need to arrange their own transportation to Kenyon.

Save the Date for Family Weekend

We hope you will join us October 18 - 20 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