Anna first visited Kenyon at age 10, as her brother (Stephen Dowling ’08) began looking at schools; just a few years later, her sister (Sarah Dowling ’11) joined the community on the Hill. So when it was time for Anna to begin her college search, nothing could compare to the love she already had for Kenyon. After graduating cum laude in 2015 with a degree in film and Italian, Anna joined the admissions staff as an admissions counselor. A perfect morning for Anna begins with a cup of coffee and the Times crossword (always completed in pen).
That last summer before college can be an emotional time. You’re thrilled to be done with high school, sad to be leaving your friends, and already missing those home-cooked meals. The only solution to dealing with these emotions: dorm-room shopping.
One of the most highly anticipated Kenyon traditions is Fandango, an event thrown this past weekend that was exclusive to seniors and faculty and marked 100 days until graduation. Everyone gathered in Gund Ballroom to celebrate the remaining few months of the academic year. I sat down with three seniors who work in the Office of Admissions to see how they’re feeling as graduation nears ever closer.
During the college search, there’s a huge emphasis on first-year housing. So many questions are swirling around that upperclass housing options sometimes don’t even make it into the conversation. But for those who are curious, or for those who have immense foresight, here’s a peek into some of Kenyon’s upperclass housing, the North Campus Apartments (NCAs).
Campus visits can feel like a total blur: information session, guided campus tour, interview, class visit … before you know it, you’re back in the car again! But before you depart, make sure you’ve squeezed in these five worthwhile activities to really get a feel for the school.