Focus on big ideas in a small, wide-open space.

“The most beautiful small college campus in America” — that’s how The New Yorker’s longtime architecture critic describes Kenyon. Our thousand-acre campus of woods and greens is dotted with historic stone halls and glass-walled structures for discussing, dining, reading, playing and thinking.

  • Ascension Hall

    Classrooms

    Almost everyone takes a class in this stately stone castle that overlooks historic South Campus.

  • Each building here is connected to promote interdisciplinary research and community-building.

  • Drawing inspiration from light-filled studios, artists take their work from concept to exhibit.

  • The new library will be a hub for undergraduate research and experiential learning.

  • English Quad

    Classrooms

    Perched at the top of the hill, this newly expanded quad houses one of Kenyon’s great hallmarks — the English department.

  • A Greek Revival beauty, Rosse Hall is a first-class, 600-seat concert and lecture hall.

  • Kenyon’s 500-acre nature preserve serves as a living laboratory.

  • Kenyon’s state-of-the-art film center and community hub is situated in the heart of neighboring Mount Vernon.

  • Finn House

    Classrooms

    Words reign — and rain down — in the elegant home of the Kenyon Review.

  • From Shakespeare and Molière to Albee and Mamet, drama comes to life on two main stages.

  • The homes that line College Park Street contain seminar rooms and professors’ offices, where students can be found meeting with faculty advisors.

  • Palme House

    Classrooms

    Palme House not only has arguably the prettiest porch on campus but is also a top candidate for boasting the most fascinating faculty offices.

Go off the beaten path, on purpose.

We are one of very few colleges in the U.S. where all students live on campus. The atmosphere of the college blends seamlessly into the village of Gambier, so it’s not easy to tell where Kenyon stops and downtown begins.

  • Middle Path

    Gathering Spaces

    Middle Path is Kenyon’s main drag and beating heart. It’s a footpath. It’s a village green. It’s a gathering place. It’s a marketplace.

  • It’s the KAC for short, and that’s pronounced “The Kack”—two mere syllables that, at least here, denote perpetual motion.

  • Peirce Hall

    Gathering Spaces

    Along with Old Kenyon and its slender spire, Peirce may be the College's most recognizable landmark.

  • Always expect the unexpected at the Gund Gallery, Kenyon's museum of contemporary art.

  • Kenyon Farm

    Residences

    Students can roll up their sleeves here, tending to the land and harvesting the crops that make their way to Peirce Dining Hall.

  • Bookstore

    Gathering Spaces

    Located in the heart of the village, the Bookstore is an important hub of Kenyon’s literary scene.

  • This barn-turned-arts venue hosts concerts, exhibits and slam poetry performances.

  • These townhouse-style apartments have two features dear to students’ hearts: freedom and kitchens.

  • Village of Gambier

    Gathering Spaces

    Welcome to Gambier, Ohio, the place Kenyon calls home.

  • Wiggin Street Coffee

    Gathering Spaces

    Here, community is as vital as caffeine.

  • This 14-mile trail hugs the bank of the Kokosing River as it winds through forests and farmland.

  • Three residence halls form a U, serving as a focal point of first-year culture.

  • This student-led diversity initiative brings together different backgrounds, beliefs and cultures.

  • Students like historic Hanna and Leonard Halls for their prime south-campus location.

  • Unity House

    Residences

    A safe space for everyone on campus serves as residence hall, meeting place and hang-out spot.

  • Old Kenyon

    Residences

    With its proud spires and massive stone walls, Old Kenyon dates from the era of the College's founding