The morning I moved to Kenyon as a first-year student, I remember feeling butterflies in my stomach as I woke up in the hotel room my parents and I were sharing.
It’s hard for me to believe that three years ago I was getting ready to leave my hometown of Atlanta and head on up to the Hill for an incredible adventure. As members of the Class of 2020 prepare for their Kenyon debut, I thought I would offer some advice for navigating Orientation.
Many of my friends back home in Atlanta always ask: Why do you so often have pictures of yourself dressed up like you walked straight out of seminary? Well, that is because I have the privilege — nay, the honor — of being Kenyon’s Chief Flag Bearer.
Before I started college, I wondered briefly if coming to Kenyon and majoring in something other than education meant that I was going to stop thinking about teaching and become fixated on a career more closely connected with the major(s) I would end up choosing. I’ve found quite the opposite to be true.
Even though this list is not exhaustive, here are a few of the most important support services available to Kenyon students.