Favorite Things To Do
A lot of Kenyon's favorite activities involve simply hanging out with friends. Whether you park your scooters in the Gund patio or sit in the benches outside Farr, the school very often resembles an admissions booklet. Students sit and read magazines in the bookstore, study as groups in the library atrium, and hold hands on the bench at Sunset Point. When it snows, people sled down hills on lunch trays. There is always some event to go see, whether it is a student-produced, senior-thesis play, improv and sketch comedy, or a speaker. The campus's three a cappella groups are immensely popular, the concerts are always packed, and students will go out of their way to see them do teaser sets at various coffeehouses and fundraisers. The Kenyon Film Society (KFS) designates a theme every week (musicals, black and white, Sean Penn) and shows three movies a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Sporting events can usually reel in some spectators, depending on the sport and the weather, and any event offering free food pretty much guarantees attendance.
During the week, you can work in the library, go jogging down the Kokosing Gap Trail, or swim laps at Kenyon Athletic Center. At night, there is a plethora of Kenyon-sponsored "dry events" to complement the drinking and Greek scene.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Clubs and organizations are a major part of Kenyon life. Because Gambier is so remote, becoming involved on campus is a part of the experience. The most popular clubs are those with a service component, such as volunteering at the local elementary school or cleaning up the local woods.