The Office of Residential Life can be reached at 740-427-5142 or from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday. Our staff aims to respond to all calls and emails within two business days of receipt, however, certain times of the year are busy for our team and there may be delays in our response time. Our office is located in Lower Gund Commons, next to the campus mail room.

The Office of Residential Life works closely with several other campus partners to maintain a safe, fun and dynamic campus community.

Mission Statement

The residential experience at Kenyon College is a key piece of the student experience. The Office of Residential Life creates dynamic living environments which instill values of learning, responsibility, advocacy, inclusion, identity. This mission is the foundation of the residential experience and is vital to the growth and development of Kenyon students.

Our Values


The opportunity to learn is everywhere. The spaces where you study, sleep, and socialize are active classrooms where you will practice resilience, explore multiple dimensions of wellness, and continue to grow.

Learning at Kenyon means existing outside of your comfort zone and being receptive to the challenges and opportunities you will encounter. There will be ups and downs and the community will celebrate and support you the whole way through.

Responsibility and Advocacy

Kenyon students are engaged members in their communities and are continuously shaping their own experience. In your residential experience you will develop effective communication skills, listen deeply and intently to the perspectives of others, and find your voice for advocacy.

Inclusion and Identity 

As Kenyon College approaches its bicentennial, we look back on where Kenyon has been and what lies ahead. Students have made 200 years worth of memories in our residence halls and you will add to that long list of memories. 

During your time at Kenyon, you will learn from your community and appreciate your likenesses and differences. You will examine your own identities and better understand what makes you, You.