First-year students at the College live in a residential area of campus with all other first-year students. Most share a double room with another first-year student, but some may be assigned to a triple room. A few are assigned to single rooms, based on availability and need. Because it can reasonably be assumed that first-year students are not yet twenty-one years of age, all first-year residence halls are alcohol-free. Please note, in addition, that all residence halls are smoke-free living environments.
All first-year buildings will remain open for all College breaks. Mather Hall and Lewis Halls are animal-free and do not permit Emotional Support Animals (ESAs).
|Gund Residence Hall||McBride Residence Hall|
|Lewis Residence Hall||Norton Residence Hall|
|Mather Residence Hall|
|Acland Apartments||Hanna Hall||New Apartments|
|Bushnell Hall||Leonard Hall||Old Kenyon Residence Hall|
|Caples Hall||Manning Hall||Snowden Multicultural Center|
|Crozier Center for Women||Market Apartments||Taft Cottages|
|Duff Street 119||Mather Hall||Unity House|
|Farm on Zion Road||Morgan Apartments||Watson Hall|
|Farr Apartments||North Campus Apartments||Wilson Apartments|
The Snowden Multicultural Center serves as a resource and facility for multicultural programming, including celebrations, discussions, films, performances, lectures, and special meals. The center contains a library with a diverse collection of books, videos, and other materials.
Hillel at Kenyon College serves the Jewish students, faculty, and staff by providing religious, cultural, and social opportunities to explore, enhance and celebrate their Jewishness. Hillel also serves the Jewish residents of Knox County.
The Crozier Center for Women was established in the fall of 1985. Named for Doris Crozier, the first and only dean of Kenyon's Coordinate College for Women (1969-72), it was designed to be used by all women in the Kenyon community-students and members of the administration, faculty, staff, and community.
The Unity House serves to offer a supportive, educational, social and cultural environment in order to enhance awareness and acceptance about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally concerns throughout the Kenyon College community.
The Kenyon Farm is a working farm that raises livestock, grows vegetables and harvests honey from bees. Students living at the Farm are committed to the real-world application of sustainable farming.
Wilson Apartments, the townhouse style apartments closest to the Fire Station, serve as housing for Kenyon student volunteer firefighters.
The Theme Housing program at Kenyon College provides a unique living experience that enables a group of students to live together and explore a common area of interest or theme. This group of students is self-directed and self-governed through the use of goal-setting and a house contract. Theme Houses range in style from apartments, houses, or suites and range in size from a few students to many. A strong sense of community, along with the opportunity to learn about and promote a common interest, makes the Theme Housing option very popular among Kenyon College students.
According to Alexander Astin's report to the National Institute of Education, Involvement in Learning, "every institute of higher education should strive to create learning communities organized around specific intellectual themes or tasks." The Theme Housing Program at Kenyon College provides an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and students to engage in programs and dialogues that stimulate participation in the living-learning process. Throughout the academic year, Theme Housing groups are expected to hold programs that are open to the entire Kenyon community and that advance their purpose and ideals as a Theme House. Events held by Theme Housing groups contribute to the greater learning community of Kenyon College by providing students with both social and educational opportunities on campus.
Click here for the Theme Housing Application and more information.
The Office of Residential Life is committed to supporting residents who choose healthy, substance-free lifestyles, encompassing healthy mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions.
Although there is already a strongly enforced expectation that first-year halls at Kenyon College are "alcohol and drug free," substance-free area offers an additional measure of support for those individuals who choose not to drink or use drugs. Substances are defined to include alcohol, cigarettes, and other smoking materials as well as all illicit drugs.
Open Housing, also sometimes called gender-inclusive or non-conforming housing, is a practice that allows second-, third- and fourth-year College students the choice of living with other second-, third- and fourth-year College students, regardless of gender. More about Open (Gender Inclusive/Non-Conforming) Housing at Kenyon.