Most residence hall rooms include a single bed (36" x 80" — extra long sheets required), desk, chair, wastebasket, wardrobe and dresser for each occupant. Rooms also have permanent light fixtures and window blinds.

Beds are somewhat adjustable (12" to 28"). All beds can be lofted and bunked, and community advisors (CAs) can assist with either process after move-in day. 

Cable TV is not available in first-year residence halls, and very few upperclass residences can accommodate cable or a satellite dish. Please note that it is against College policy to have large appliances (including air conditioning units) because the electrical outlets cannot support them.


Most residence halls have laundry facilities located in the basement. Washers are $2 per load and dryers are $1.50 per 45 minutes.

Common Areas

Most residence halls contain at least two lounges — a space for larger gatherings and and a space for smaller gatherings and meetings.

Recommended Items to Bring

  • Reading lamp (halogen lamps are not permitted)
  • Storage bins for under bed (less than 12")
  • Shower caddy
  • Quarters for laundry, or money can be deposited on your K-card
  • Fan
  • Micro-fridge
    Kenyon partners with www.bedloft.com to rent micro-fridges to students. The eco-friendly unit has 2.9 cubic feet total storage capacity, including a freezer and a 600-watt microwave. Students may pre-order their micro-fridge and have it delivered before move-in day.

Looking for more detailed advice? Check out our list of recommended items to pack for Kenyon.