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 and discovering, collaborating and creating, playing and performing.

  • Our light-filled library is a hub for undergraduate research and experiential learning.

  • Oden Hall


    The newest addition to the West Quad, this academic community is a shared home for the social sciences.

  • Ascension Hall


    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.

  • English Quad


    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 610-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


    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.

  • Palme House


    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 space. It’s a marketplace.

  • Lowry Center


    Big, superbly equipped, architecturally striking and filled with light, the Lowry Center is arguably the best small-college sports facility in the country.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Friends meet for a snack, professors have long talks with students and classes sometimes gather to elucidate texts between sips.

  • 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


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

  • Old Kenyon


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

  • Perched on a hill a few minutes’ walk from campus, the observatory lets astronomy students — and, actually, everyone — get up close and personal with the cosmos.