Pets of any type (except service animals) are not permitted in residence halls during Reunion Weekend. Having non service animals/pets in residence halls during Reunion Weekend will be cause for removal. All pets on campus, during reunion weekend, must remain on leash or be crated. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Some local hotels may allow pets.
Dress for the weekend is casual. Keep in mind that Ohio weather in late May is unpredictable. Please check the weather forecast in advance. Reunion class dinner attire is business casual, unless indicated otherwise in your social letter. You may want to bring exercise clothes or a swimsuit and towel for use at the athletic center.
An open wi-fi network (KenyonPublic) is available on campus during Reunion Weekend. No username or password is needed. To connect to KenyonPublic, open a browser and accept the terms of agreement for using the wireless network. The Kenyon Inn lobby, Wiggin Street Coffee, and Gambier Deli also offer free
wi-fi. Verizon and AT&T cell phones operate fairly reliably in Gambier.
Support groups, such as AA, will hold meetings on campus during Reunion Weekend at the following days and times:
All attending reunion (including Al Anon) are welcome. Come take a break in a safe space to discuss recovery, share from the Big Book, and celebrate recovery on the Hilltop. Contact Natalie Philpot email@example.com for more information. Several other meetings will be held in nearby Mount Vernon. A complete list of meeting times and locations will be available in the registration center.
An alumni memorial service and Episcopal worship service will be held on campus on Sunday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Spirit. Other Gambier and Mount Vernon area churches and worship centers hold services on various days and times during the weekend. A list of these services and locations are available in the registration center.
In addition, the Prayer and Mediation Center (PMC) is available for anyone looking for some quiet contemplative time away from distractions that can often fill our days. The PMC provides a space for reflection, aiming to promote mindfulness and meditation on campus regardless of faith or background. There is a specific space set aside for Muslim prayer, as well as a library of books on various faiths and practices. Feel free to enter anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you require access to the PMC at other times, please notify campus safety. The PMC is located downstairs from the Village Inn and is accessible from the right side of the building, down the steps. If you have any questions, please contact Marc Bragin, director of spiritual and religious life for Kenyon College at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Kessler, Priest-in-Charge of Harcourt Parish and Chaplain at Kenyon College, Chair, Kenyon Interfaith Partnership at email@example.com
The Kenyon Athletic Center (KAC) will be open for use during the weekend. Please bring your own sports equipment and towels.
Thursday, May 24: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, May 25: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pool hours will be posted in the registration center and dorm lounges.
Also available: Outside tennis courts are located at the north end of campus near the New Apartments and at the south end of campus by the Gambier bike path station. Sand volleyball courts are located on north campus.
The Brown Family Environmental Center’s nine miles of trails and the wildlife garden are open all weekend, dawn to dusk for self-guided hikes. Trail maps can be found outside the Resource Center and at trail kiosks or at bfec.kenyon.edu. The Resource Center (located just past the Kokosing Gap Trail on Laymon Road) will also be open on Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and staff will be available to suggest fun outdoor activities and things to see.
Come walk the trails of the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) and learn about the programs and research taking place at this exciting facility. The Friday afternoon hike will leave at 3 p.m. from the Parish House to explore the northern trail network. Join BFEC staff on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for "Breakfast with the Birds," which will leave from the BFEC Resource Center, located just past the Kokosing Gap Trail on Laymon Road. Enjoy coffee and donuts at the resource center before the morning bird hike.
Walk, jog, bike, or skate down this fourteen-mile trail, which follows the old railroad route from Gambier west to Mount Vernon and from Gambier east to Danville. This scenic trail, which starts near the maintenance buildings at the bottom of the College hill, just beyond the Kenyon Athletic Center, is a popular place for enjoying the countryside.
Join with friends and enjoy a round of golf at any one of Knox County's several fine courses. Arrangements for tee times and transportation to the course is your responsibility.
Apple Valley Golf Course
433 Club House Drive, Howard, 43028
Hiawatha Golf Course
901 Beech Street, Mount Vernon, 43050
740-393-2808 or 740-393-2886
Hidden Hills Golf Course and Grille
24720 Millwood Road, Howard, 43028
Irish Hills Golf Club
7020 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, 43050