Congratulations on becoming a member of the Kenyon family! We can’t wait to welcome your student to the Hill in August. After a year unlike any other for Kenyon and the world, we are looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2025 and transfer students, and all other class years, to our residential community with a global reach. 

We’re excited to be able to offer two options for you to begin to get to know your fellow Kenyon families. Beginning July 7 we’ll be offering a mix of virtual and in-person welcome receptions just for you, hosted by the volunteer leaders on our Parents Advisory Council. Although the virtual receptions have been planned by region, please feel free to register for whichever Zoom time works best for your schedule. The in-person events will be held in Columbus, Ohio; Fairfield, Connecticut; Wellesley, Massachusetts; and Chicago, Illinois.

Students are encouraged to attend in-person events with their families, but please note the virtual sessions are intended just for parents. Students will have their own virtual sessions hosted by the First Year Experience Office. We look forward to meeting you!

Please feel free to reach out to Annie Ellsworth, director of parent and family giving, if you have any questions about these receptions.

Virtual Receptions

West Coast

Wednesday, July 7, 6 p.m. Pacific Time
Hosted by Katie & Stan Humphries P’23 (Medina, Washington) and Lauryn Harris-Pimstone & Greg Pimstone P’22 (Los Angeles, California)

Register for July 7

East Coast

Tuesday, July 13, 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by Andrea Danese P’23’25 (Brooklyn, New York) and Lisa Westfall & Scott Wiener P’23 (Washington, D.C.)

Register for July 13


Wednesday, July 14, 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by Dawn & Larry Wiese P’22 (Lexington, Virginia) and Sari & Olen Earl P’22 (Atlanta, Georgia)

Register for July 14


Thursday, July 15, 6 p.m. Central Time
Hosted by Elizabeth & Norman Beck P’21’24 (Chicago, Illinois) and Michele Seidl & Neil Shubin P’24 (Chicago, Illinois)

Register for July 15

West Coast

Sunday, July 18, 4 p.m. Pacific Time
Hosted by Charlotte & Jack Wills P’23 (Alameda, California) and Matt Holleran P’24 (Menlo Park, California) and Anouk Patty P’24 (Los Altos Hills, California)

Register for July 18


Tuesday, July 20, 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by Dawn & Larry Wiese P’22 (Lexington, Virginia) and Fran & Greg Hyde P'24 (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Register for July 20

Mountain Region

Wednesday, July 21, 6 p.m. Mountain Time
Hosted by Brenna Francy-Cox & Chad Cox P’23 (Denver, Colorado) and Jennifer Malherbe P’24 (Park City, Utah)

Register for July 21

East Coast

Thursday, July 22, 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by Kris & John Burbank P’16’22 (Groton, Connecticut) and Lisa & Scott Hamilton P’22 (Shaker Heights, Ohio)

Register for July 22

Annie Ellsworth

Director of Parent and Family Giving
Phone Number
College Relations 103