Check this page for schedule updates, and pick up a Family Weekend schedule and brochure at the registration center in the Kenyon College Bookstore, when you arrive at Kenyon. Registration center hours are Friday from 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hot breakfast. Peirce Hall
Registration center open. Family Weekend registration, information about the weekend, meal tickets and light refreshments will be available. Kenyon College Bookstore
Opening session of the Parents Advisory Council, with introductions and remarks by President Sean Decatur. Open to all parents. Alumni Dining Room, lower level of Peirce Hall
Continental breakfast. Peirce Hall
Lunch. Peirce Hall
Closing session of the Parents Advisory Council. Committee reports and concluding remarks, open to all parents. Alumni Dining Room, lower level of Peirce Hall
Kenyon College Pealers ring in the weekend. All are welcome to observe or try their hand at playing. No musical experience necessary. Bell tower of the Church of the Holy Spirit. To get to the bell tower, go through the small door in the corner of the church facing Middle Path.
Reception for families with faculty and President Sean Decatur. Check with your students in advance for the names of their professors. KAC, Toan Track
The Kenyon Summer Research Poster Session. Kenyon Summer Science Scholars, Kenyon Summer Scholars, John W. Adams Summer Scholars in Socio-Legal Studies, the Center for the Study of American Democracy Scholars, and other students who participated in undergraduate research will present their summer research. KAC, Toan Track
Yoga Sculpt Class with instructor Ruby Schill '21. Take your practice to the next level, develop greater strength, increase your metabolism and meet your fitness goals. All are welcome. Room 237, KAC
Dinner. Peirce Hall
Join Kenyon Hillel for a special Family Weekend Shabbat: Bob Dylan and Us – The Words and Music of Bob Dylan. Performed by Daniel Mark Epstein & Howard Sacks. All are welcome. Rothenberg Hillel House, 103 West Brooklyn Street
Kokosingers concert (all-male a cappella group). Rosse Hall
Kenyon College Dramatic Club (KCDC) production of “The Wolves,” by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Ben Viccellio, associate professor of drama and film. Tickets are available through the Bolton Theater Box Office, 740-427-5546, beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 15, and at the door if the performance is not sold out. Bolton Theater
Miller Observatory open to the public, weather permitting. Hosted by Paula Turner P'10, professor of physics. To drive there, turn right from Wiggin Street onto Route 229, drive about 0.2 miles, and turn right onto the blacktop road marked by a Kenyon sign. Follow road up the hill to the observatory. Parking is limited.
Hot breakfast. Peirce Hall
Registration center open. Family Weekend registration, information about the weekend, meal tickets, and light refreshments will be available. Kenyon College Bookstore
Leadership appreciation breakfast (by invitation). Thomas Dining Room, upper level of Peirce Hall
Kokosing Nature Preserve/Philander Chase Conservancy Tour. Join Lisa Schott ’80, managing director of the Philander Chase Conservancy and Amy Henricksen, Kokosing Nature Preserve steward, for a driving tour of properties conserved within a five-mile radius of the College and a visit to Kokosing Nature Preserve, Kenyon's green burial cemetery. The tour lasts approximately an hour. Seating is limited and operates on a first come, first served basis. Meet the tour vans at the circle driveway in front of the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Continental breakfast. Peirce Hall
Reading with T.R. Hummer. T.R. Hummer's most recent books of poetry are "After the Afterlife" (Acre Books, 2018) and the three linked volumes, "Ephemeron," "Skandalon" and Eon" (LSU Press, 2018). Former editor-in-chief of the Kenyon Review, the New England Review and the Georgia Review, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant in Poetry, the Richard Wright Award for Artistic Excellence, the Hanes Poetry Prize, and the Donald Justice Award for Poetry. He lives in Cold Spring, New York. Hummer will take questions, and books will be available for purchase and signing. Cheever Room, Finn House
Family Weekend 5K. Kokosing River Run 5k/10k. Wake up early and enjoy the scenery of the BFEC trails, as you run/walk with your family! On-site registration will begin race day at 8 a.m. at the BFEC Resource Center. Race will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is available. The Kokosing River Run is sponsored by Social Board, Brown Family Environmental Center, Hillside Veterinary Clinic, among other community partners! BFEC Resource Center, 9781 Laymon Road.
“Demystifying the Application Process.” Diane Anci, vice president of enrollment management and dean of admissions, hosts an informational session that will provide tips on how to conduct a successful college search and offer insight into the application process. Brandi Recital Hall, Storer Hall
Family Day at the Gund Gallery. Enjoy a morning of art-infused learning inspired by our current exhibitions! Take home a masterpiece at several activity stations! Fun for families and children of all ages. Fischman Lobby and Buchwald-Wright Gallery, Gund Gallery
Our Path Forward: The Campaign for Kenyon. President Sean Decatur joins senior administrators and members of the Parents Advisory Council to give an insider’s look at how the most ambitious campaign in the College’s history will improve the campus and increase the impact of Kenyon’s transformative education. Rosse Hall
Women’s field hockey vs. Ohio Wesleyan University. McBride Field
Lunch. Peirce Hall
Men's and women's swimming and diving relay meet. KAC
Fall Harvest Festival at the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC). A free event celebrating the season and the outdoors. The festival includes horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, pumpkin decorating, cider press, camp fire and nature photo contest show. Call 740-427-5052 for information. BFEC Resource Center, 9781 Laymon Road. Visitors must provide own transportation or walk the 0.6 mile to the event.
Quarry Chapel open house. Quarry Chapel was built in 1863, serving as a parish for stonemasons’ families, and was abandoned in 1937. Saved in 1972, the chapel was restored in 2009 and serves today as a community asset, hosting concerts and weddings. Corner of Quarry Chapel and Monroe Mills roads. Visitors must provide own transportation.
Student pep band performance. Tunes will include Kenyon favorites like The Thrill and pop hits like All Star, I Want You Back, and more. Rosse Hall steps
Women’s volleyball vs. Hiram College. KAC, Tomsich Arena
Lords baseball exhibition game. Come watch the Lords play as we celebrate the new synthetic turf for the baseball field and honor those who made it possible! McCloskey Field
The Kenyon Women’s Rugby Club will host the College of Wooster. Intramural Athletic Fields
To Seek a Broader View: Global Engagement and the Liberal Arts. A discussion with returning off-campus study students, faculty and staff from the Center for Global Engagement. Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery (lower level)
Kenyon Farm open house. Families are invited to tour the College’s 11-acre working farm within walking distance of campus. The nine Kenyon student farmers live and work at the farm raising vegetables, chickens, goats, ducks and lambs. Crops grown at the farm are provided to Kenyon food service and on Middle Path for the Kenyon community. Kenyon Farm, 20245 Zion Road (walking distance from campus)
The ensemble performs under the direction of Dane Heuchemer, professor of music and will feature Alfred Reed's Armenian Dances, Johan Halvorsen's Entry March of the Boyars, and several movements of Percy Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy. They will also celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with a performance of his Overture to Candide. Student Assistant Director Ethan Starr will conduct the brass section for several dances by the Renaissance composer Tylman Susato.
If you ever lost money in Las Vegas and want some sort of revenge…the concert will conclude with Eric Whitacre's Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, an exciting tone poem that commits Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Liberace, and an army of Elvi to a "pitched" (as in musical) battle against the legendary film monster. Complete with a photo montage assembled by Kenyon employee and SWE percussionist Pamela Faust, will the temporary inhabitants of Sin City rid us of this troublesome monster, or will "whatever eats Las Vegas stay in Las Vegas?" Rosse Hall
Kenyon-Rome Program presentation. The Kenyon-Rome Program offers students the opportunity to engage in a program based in Rome, Italy, with extended visits to other sites. Join the 2019 resident director, Claudia Esslinger to learn about this off-campus study opportunity for students interested in art history and studio art. Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery (lower level)
Kenyon-Exeter Program presentation. The Kenyon-Exeter Program is a year-long study abroad option under the resident directorship of a member of Kenyon’s English Department. Join 2019-20 faculty Piers Brown and Pashmina Murthy, former resident director Laurie Finke, returning students and other faculty to learn about the program. Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery (lower level)
Fall initiation ceremony, Beta of Ohio, Kenyon College Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa. All are welcome. Norton Room, Ransom Hall
Fools on the Hill Improv Comedy Show. Join the Fools on the Hill for an hour of fun, raucous, never-seen-before and never-seen-again comedy. Horn Gallery
Dinner. Peirce Hall
A Taste of Kenyon – Students will share their cultures through food and fashion with food tasting and a cultural fashion show. Gund Commons Ballroom
Roman Catholic Mass. Church of the Holy Spirit
Historical tour of campus. Join Tom Stamp ’73, college historian and keeper of Kenyoniana, for a walking tour of Kenyon’s historic and picturesque south campus. Meet at the north door of the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church hosts morning worship with choir and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome. Church of the Holy Spirit
Brunch. Peirce Hall
Women’s field hockey vs. Wittenberg University. McBride Field