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Can't wait for orientation to begin? Want to get a jump-start on the Kenyon experience?
Kenyon offers four optional pre-orientation programs for entering students: an eleven-day scientific data program that gives you an introduction to scientific research; a seven-day program in writing and thinking to kick-start your academic journey; a seven-day backpacking and outdoors program for those seeking an adventurous beginning to college; and a five-day leadership program for students wanting to get a jump start on campus involvement and learn essential leadership skills.
When you participate in a pre-orientation program, you'll arrive on campus early, move into your residence hall and begin meeting like-minded classmates. Applications will be available online beginning April 1, via the "Apply for Pre-Orientation Programs" link to the right.
Need-based financial aid is available for all programs.
Moving In & Meals
All pre-orientation participants will move into their assigned residence hall rooms when they check-in.
Scientific Data check-in/move-in: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 TIME/LOCATION TBD
All other Pre-Orientations check-in/move-in: Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Gund Commons Ballroom
During the pre-orientation programs, all meals will be covered.
Family Orientation for Pre-O Families
There will be abbreviated family orientation sessions for any families who choose to bring their student to campus for a Pre-O.
Scientific Data Family Orientation: 3pm on August 15 in the Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater
All other Pre-Orientations: 2pm on August 19 in the Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater