A complete list of dates and deadlines for the current academic year are included in the residential life calendar.

Packing, Cleaning and Storage

Students are advised to plan ahead and create a timeline for acquiring boxes, packing, cleaning and moving out — and for making over-the-summer storage arrangements if needed. Packing materials are available at Mount Vernon businesses (Walmart, Staples, etc.) and at the Kenyon College Bookstore.

Students will need to clean their room/apartment (including any shared common spaces). Some cleaning materials will be available in each residential area. Students should coordinate with their roommate(s) — additional cleaning charges or damages will be billed to all roommates unless an individual take responsibility.

Donation boxes, recycling facilities and dumpsters will be available in residential areas.

There are no on-campus summer storage options, but local off-campus options are available. Please note that all bicycles left on campus will be donated, sold or discarded. Students residing on campus over the summer must temporarily store their bicycles in their rooms to avoid confiscation.

Students should keep their PO box key if they are returning to campus in the fall. Graduating seniors should return their PO box key to the Gambier Post Office.

Check-Out Process

All students must check out before leaving campus. To check out students can either do a walkthrough with their Community Assistant (CA) to complete an Express Check out.

To check out with a CA, a student should email their CA to schedule a time at least 24 hours in advance.

To complete an express check out, students should fill out an Express Check Out Form.  These forms can be picked up at the Office of Residential Life in Gund Commons and must be returned along with their key(s) to the office or the black safe before each resident leaves campus. Students should lock their door before checking out and turning in their key.

For more information, see the Spring 2023 Closedown Instructions (PDF).


During the 2022-23 academic year, Kenyon will provide student shuttles for the Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. The shuttles will run to and from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and the Columbus Greyhound bus station.

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Additional Information

• Return any dishes to Peirce Dining Hall.

• Cleanly remove stickers, adhesive tape, etc. from walls, doors, ceilings, mirrors and windows.

• Clean off any writing on doors, walls, desks, dressers or chairs, and wash all furniture surfaces — chairs, desks, dressers, window sills, etc.

• Place all furniture in its original place and condition. Lower beds to the 2nd rung from the floor.  Un-bunk all beds.

• Bring all trash to an outside dumpster. Do not sweep garbage into the hallway. Each resident will be billed for garbage or items left in the hallway, bathroom, or other common spaces if the responsible persons are unknown.

• Bring recycling items to hall recycling area.

• Clean out and wash garbage bins.

• Sweep room floor. No dust bunnies or dirt should be left behind or under furniture.

• Empty drawers and wipe out all dirt. If you have a rented micro-fridge, unplug, defrost and clean it, and leave it in the room for the company to retrieve.

• Remove all personal belongings.

• Turn out all lights.

• Close and lock windows and doors before leaving.

See Spring 2023 Closedown Instructions for complete details.

If rooms, hallways, bathrooms or common areas require maintenance work, students should let their community advisor (CA) know as early as possible. Some repairs can be made before move-out and students may avoid charges; if applicable, damages or fines will be assessed.  A summary of common charges is below, see Closedown Charges for a complete list of charges.

• On campus without permission: $150 per day, plus judicial action

• Improper or late check-out: $150

• Keys not returned: $150 per key

• Trash removal fee: $50 per bag

• Peirce dishes: $15 per item

• Personal furniture removal: $150 per item

• Bed not lowered: $20