March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
Online registration for Family Weekend will open in late August. Families are encouraged to register online ahead of the weekend.
In order to grant a refund, we must receive notice of cancellation no later than Sept. 29. No refund requests will be accepted after the deadline.
Friday, October 19, 2019 - 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20, 2019 - 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding reservations, please email Connie Kristof at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-427-5147 between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1:30 - 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
The Family Weekend registration and information center will be in the Kenyon College Bookstore.
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Please note that all Gambier and Mount Vernon area motels, hotels, and bed-and-breakfasts are usually fully booked for Family Weekend. Please check the web for other nearby accommodations. Coshocton, Granville, Mansfield, Newark and the north side of Columbus are all within easy driving distance of Gambier.
Parents are also encouraged to utilize Switchboard to post asks for housing during Family Weekend for possible private local rentals.
Families are welcome to eat in Peirce Dining Hall by going through the servery line. Meal tickets may be purchased in advance online or during the weekend at the registration center or the servery.
In addition to the campus dining service, there are several restaurants in Gambier, including the Kenyon Inn, Wiggin Street Coffee (at the intersection of Wiggin Street and Gaskin Avenue), Gambier Deli, Chilitos Fresh Mex, and the Village Inn, next to Wiggin Street Coffee.
The College does not offer a shuttle service during Family Weekend. Below is contact information for area companies who offer transportation to and from the John Glenn International airport. Please contact them for their pricing information and to make arrangements. Advance (at least 48 hours) reservations are required. Kenyon College does not endorse any transportation company.
Cardinal Transportation – 888/636-5466 www.cardinaltrans.com
Columbus Classic Limousines – 614-949-9222 www.classiclimos.net
Columbus Transportation – 800/476-3004 www.columbuscoach.com
GoBus – 1-888-954-6287 www.RideGoBus.com The GoBus stops in Gambier, Mount Vernon, downtown Columbus and the John Glenn International (CMH) Airport
Madden Transportation Services -- 740-392-0790 or 740-507-1391 (cell)
Road Runner Transportation LLC – 740-501-9166 www.roadrunnertransportationllc.com
S&G Event Services – Greg Ulen – 740-398-5341
Urban Express – 877/840-0411 www.urbanexpress.biz
Commercial rental cars are available at the John Glenn International airport. Parking at many campus facilities is limited, so please plan to park your car and walk around campus.
Parking on campus is limited. Please plan to park your car in a designated Kenyon College lot and walk around campus. Weekend parking permits are available at the registration center in the College Bookstore. Please post the permit on the dashboard of your vehicle at all times. Vehicles parked on campus illegally or without permits may be ticketed. Vehicles parked in fire lanes will be towed. Please keep in mind that the Knox County Sheriff's Office may ticket vehicles parked illegally in non-campus areas, so take note of the fire lanes and the two-hour limits on spaces in the village center. Unfortunately, the College is not able to assist with tickets issued by the sheriff's office. If you have any questions about parking, please inquire at the Campus Safety Office, 740-427-5000. Do not park on the berm along Route 308 (Chase Avenue). It is a state route, and cars left there will be towed. Download a parking map (PDF).
If you require special assistance during Family Weekend, we would be happy to help. Please contact Connie Kristof in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Annual Giving at email@example.com or 740-427-5147.