Class of 2018
Major — English and Sociology
Hometown — Centerburg, Ohio
I'm a fairly typical Kenyon student: a lover of "Parks and Recreation" with a passion for reading and writing and a talent for involving myself in as many activities and organizations as possible — Not For Sale, Her Campus Kenyon, Business and Finance Committee, and the Knox County Animal Shelter.
Last summer I worked as a student-manager-in-training and event assistant for Reunion Weekend. I figured it would be a good opportunity to make some money and speak with alumni about their memories of life on the Hill. As it turned out, working Reunion Weekend was an even better experience than I expected, so I am returning to campus for the 2016 Reunion Weekend!
When fall semester rolls around later this year, I won’t be moving back into a Kenyon residence hall or re-familiarizing myself with the village of Gambier. Instead, I’ll be spending my junior year studying abroad at the University of Exeter in England (the alma mater of J.K. Rowling).
When you’re looking at colleges, it’s difficult to know exactly what it’s like to live on campus after just one visit. Each college has a different feel, and there’s only so much you can learn from the admissions brochures and tour guides.
With spring break coming up, students who choose to remain at Kenyon for the next two weeks might wonder how they will entertain themselves in rural Ohio without an active campus life to keep them busy. Here’s my advice for how to amuse yourself at Kenyon over break.