What to Expect

As a new student you’ll receive frequent emails with updates and action items leading up to your arrival on campus. To keep track of it all, check this page regularly. And, when you have questions, please contact us. We’re here to help.

In May

  • Access your Kenyon email address. We will notify you when we post your Kenyon email address in your admissions portal. We will send updates and information to that address throughout the summer, so please check it regularly.

  • Set up Duo Two-Factor Authentication. Duo is a two-factor authentication (2FA) service that adds an extra layer of security to your Kenyon account. Instructions will be in your admissions portal.
  • Get started with new student documents. To prepare for your arrival, we collect a variety of information. Log in to your admissions portal to begin working on your new student information documents, due by June 1.
    • Academic advising data form. The information you provide helps us match you with your faculty advisor, and helps your advisor work with you. 
    • Housing preference form. We use this information to make roommate and housing assignments. We can’t complete your housing assignment without it. 
    • Family information form. We use the information on this form to contact your family in the normal course of business and in case of an emergency. 
    • Access Kenyon: Accessibility and Accommodations Process. The Student Accessibility and Support Services Office works with students with learning differences and disabilities to determine reasonable academic, housing or meal plan accommodations at Kenyon. (Optional) 
    • Medical health history including required immunization records or exemptions. The Cox Health & Counseling Center uses this information to help support your health and wellness. 

Admissions Portal

In June

  • Explore classes of interest. Review “First Things First,” the curriculum guide designed especially for first-year students, which will be mailed to your home this month and will include information about course registration. Course registration takes place during Orientation in August after you meet with your faculty advisor.
  • Send us any AP results. If you wish to share AP test results,  Kenyon’s college code is 1370. If you have taken courses at a college, please review Transfer Credits and Special Programs in the course catalog.

  • Watch for an email from the Office of Financial Aid. Students admitted with financial aid will receive instructions and next steps about their aid package.

In July

  • Request your final high school transcript from your counseling office. Your secondary school should send your final transcript to the admissions office by July 15.

  • View your housing assignment in your admissions portal. If you are assigned a roommate, you’ll receive that person’s name and contact information.

  • Log into Kenyon’s Personal Access Pages. You can update your personal information, including current name, gender identity and pronouns.

  • Chat one-on-one about Kenyon with a student Orientation Leader (OL). OLs are here to help make your Kenyon community experience as welcoming and engaging as possible.  An OL will contact you before the start of the academic year. Watch your Kenyon inbox for an email.

  • Check your email for your bill. We’ll send the bill to your Kenyon email address in mid-July.
  • Learn the name of your faculty advisor. Academic advising is a four-year process, but the experience — individual guidance and support — begins during Orientation when you meet your faculty advisor and register for courses. Dean of Academic Advising Tom Hawks has matched you with your advisor based on the information you shared in your academic advising data form. 

In August

  • Complete or update student contact information. The Emergency Notifications and Alerts Form allows students to provide personal contact information as well as contact information for individuals the College should contact in the case of an emergency.
  • Complete summer online trainings. Trainings should be completed by early August and are intended to foster a safe, healthy and non-discriminatory campus environment.
  • Submit tuition and fees payments. Payment is due by Aug. 15. View more about billing and payment information.

  • Sign into Handshake. The Career Development Office (CDO) partners with Handshake to offer students work opportunities on campus and beyond. Your profile has already been created. Sign in today and explore. If on-campus work is of interest, hit the follow button on Kenyon College On-Campus Work to receive notifications when new opportunities become available.

  • Arrive in Gambier for Orientation. Move-in day is Saturday, Aug. 24. 
  • For international students, move-in day is Monday, Aug. 19, 2024, followed by a Pre-Orientation for new international students, Aug. 20-23.