Welcome! We are excited that you plan to visit Kenyon College. This page contains helpful information as you prepare for your upcoming visit. In addition to individual visits, we also offer larger visit programs throughout the year and welcome group visits.
The Office of Admissions, located in Ransom Hall, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) weekdays throughout the year and 9 a.m. to noon on select Saturdays throughout the academic year. Use our online visit calendar to find a date that might work for you.
Once you have a day picked, you will be able to schedule activities for that particular day. Note that not all activities are available on any given day. When you click on a particular day on the online visit calendar, you will be directed to the Plan Your Visit form. This form will list the activities available on the specific day. Our activities complement each other, allowing you to schedule a tour, interview and information session all in one morning or afternoon. NOTE: To schedule an overnight visit, please choose the day AFTER the overnight for your preferred activities in the Office of Admissions (tour, interview, etc.). For example, if you want to stay overnight on April 5, choose April 6 in the online scheduler.
Tours are led by current Kenyon students and are offered weekdays throughout the year and on select Saturdays and Sundays during the academic year. Tours last roughly one hour.
Tour times during the academic year:
Tour times during the summer:
Interviews are a recommended (but not required) part of the admissions process. They are a great way for the admissions office to learn more about you as a student and for you to learn more about Kenyon. Interviews are available on weekdays throughout the year and on select Saturdays during the academic year. Interviews will last approximately forty-five minutes and are with either Senior Admissions Fellows or a staff member.
Interviews times during the academic year:
Interview times during the summer:
Conducted by admissions staff, information sessions are held weekdays throughout the year. During the academic year, information sessions are offered at 12:10 p.m. on most weekdays, and at 11:10 a.m. on select Saturdays. During the summer, information sessions will be offered weekdays at 12 p.m. Sessions last approximately fifty minutes.
Class visits are available on a walk-in basis. A list of pre-approved classes will be available in the Office of Admissions on the day of your visit.
This student-led tour of the Science Quad takes place daily from Monday-Friday at 9:10 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., and on select Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. The Science tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.
This student-led tour of the Kenyon Athletic Center takes place Mondays and Fridays at 9:10 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., and on select Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. The KAC tour lasts approximately 60 minutes, including walking time to and from this state-of-the-art facility.
This student-led tour of a number of Kenyon's art, creative writing, dance, music, and theater facilities takes place daily from Monday-Friday at 9:10 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., and on select Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. The Fine Arts tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.
This student-led tour of Kenyon's new state-of-the-art film center in Mount Vernon highlights the production and classroom facilities devoted to film. This specialized tour is available on select Mondays and Fridays, leaving from Ransom Hall at 3:10 p.m. and returning to Ransom Hall at 4:00 p.m., and on select Saturdays, leaving from Ransom Hall at 1:10 p.m. and returning to Ransom Hall at 2:00 p.m.
During the academic year, juniors and seniors visiting on Monday-Friday can join a current student for lunch from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. During the month of April, this program is expanded to include a 1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m. option.
Individual overnights are available on select Sundays and Thursdays throughout the academic year for current seniors. Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance and space is limited, so please plan ahead. Students should be in touch with their overnight host before traveling to plan on meeting them at Campus Safety upon their arrival. Activities scheduled for the following day are independent of the host. Guests should plan to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and toiletries. Students will be required to fill out the Code of Conduct Form and Liability Form. To schedule an overnight visit, please choose the day AFTER the overnight for your preferred activities in the Office of Admissions (tour, interview, etc.). For example, if you want to stay overnight on Thursday, October 17, please select Friday, October 18 in the online scheduler.
These individual overnights are offered on the following days:
(Please note that additional overnight options are available during our Cultural Connections and Fall Overnight Programs, which can be found on our Admissions Events web page.)