The Kenyon College Office of Residential Life operates on a traditional academic calendar. This means that our halls open for the year in the fall and close in mid-May, with periodic closings for break periods (Thanksgiving, winter, spring).
Dates and Deadlines
What to Bring
If you aren’t sure where to begin with your college packing list, start here! View a list of items that we recommend you bring to campus. Everyone's a little different, so not all items listed may apply to you. We have also included a list of things not to bring to campus, either due to impracticality or they are violations of the Student Handbook and Residential Life Handbook. Finally, please note that there are no storage spaces on campus, so everything you bring must fit in your room.
Living with a Roommate
Living with roommates may be a first time experience for you, or something you shared with siblings when growing up. Either way, college life inside the residence halls might not be something you are well-versed in navigating. Learn more about living with a roommate.