Congratulations on becoming part of the Kenyon College family! 

We can’t wait to welcome your student to the Hill in August. To help you get to know the College and meet some fellow Kenyon families, we’re offering a mix of virtual and in-person welcome receptions just for you, hosted by the parent and alumni volunteer leaders and members of the Kenyon Parents Council.

The in-person events will be held in or around these cities:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.

Students are encouraged to attend in-person events with their families, but please note the virtual sessions are intended just for parents and guardians. Your student(s) will receive all of this information, including details on student-focused virtual events from The First Year Experience Office. Please ask your student to watch their email for information soon.

For questions regarding the receptions and registration, please contact Robin Ball.
For questions regarding the student summer welcome Zoom sessions or Orientation and move-in specifics, please contact Don Miller.

In-Person Receptions

Wednesday, June 21, 6 - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by halley harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld P'24 and Ruby Rosenfeld '24
New York City, New York

REGISTER FOR NYC 

Wednesday, June 28, 5 - 7 p.m. Central Time
Hosted by Norman and Elizabeth Beck P'21, '24 and Kate Beck '24 
Chicago, Illinois

REGISTER FOR CHICAGO

Wednesday, July 12, 6 - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Mike and July Bongiorno P'25 and Michael Bongiorno '25
Winchester, Massachusetts

REGISTER FOR MASSACHUSETTS

Wednesday, July 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For 2027 students and parents due to space limitations
Hosted by Roger and Lisa Sion P'25 and Avery (AJ) Sion '25
Bethesda, Maryland

REGISTER FOR BETHESDA

Thursday, July 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Hosted by Kyla Carlson '89 P'25 and Dave Wilt P'25 and Shea Wilt '25
Kirkland, Washington

REGISTER FOR WASHINGTON

Saturday, July 15, 5 - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Summer Family Picnic
Hosted by Suzy Apel '83 P'16 and Adrian Roe P'16 and Phoebe Roe '16
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

REGISTER FOR PITTSBURGH

Date TBD
Hosted by Doug Heske and Rudy Rubio P'25 and Alden Heske '25
San Francisco, California

REGISTER FOR SAN FRANCISCO

Date TBD
Hosted by Jonathan Groff and Martha Chowning P'25 and Edwin Groff '25
Los Angeles, California

REGISTER FOR LOS ANGELES

Date TBD
Hosted by the First Year Experience Office
Columbus, Ohio

REGISTER FOR OHIO


Details Pending

Full details regarding reception locations will be shared with registered guests via email one week prior to each event. We look forward to meeting you! 

Virtual Receptions

Our virtual receptions will include two general sessions for parents and at least three general sessions for students. We will also host sessions for families of international students, parents of underrepresented students, and an underrepresented student session. Please feel free to register for the reception that best fits your interest. 

Date TBD
Hosted by Advancement Division and First Year Experience Office
(Parents Only) Kenyon Parents Summer Welcome Zoom Session 1

Date TBD
Hosted by First Year Experience Office
(Students Only) Kenyon Student Summer Welcome Zoom Session 1

Date TBD
Hosted by Advancement Division and First Year Experience Office
(Parents Only) Kenyon Parents Summer Welcome Zoom Session 2

Date TBD
Hosted by First Year Experience Office
(Students Only) Kenyon Student Summer Welcome Zoom Session 2

Date TBD
Hosted by First Year Experience Office
(Students Only) Kenyon Student Summer Welcome Zoom Session 3

Thursday, June 15, 8 - 9 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by Advancement Division, First Year Experience Office and the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
(Parents Only) Parents of Underrepresented Students Welcome Zoom Session

REGISTER FOR PARENTS OF UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS SESSION

Tuesday, June 20, 8 - 9 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by First Year Experience Office and the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
(Students Only) Underrepresented Students Welcome Zoom Session

REGISTER FOR UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS SESSION

Friday, June 16, 8 - 9 a.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by Advancement Division, First Year Experience Office and Office of Global Engagement
(Both Students and Parents) International Family Welcome Zoom Session

REGISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FAMILY SESSION

Robin Ball

Administrative Assistant in the Development Office
Contact
Phone Number
740-427-5580
Email Address
ballrl@kenyon.edu
Location
Development