Kenyon will celebrate its bicentennial throughout 2024 on campus and with alumni and friends across the country. There are many ways for everyone to be part of this historic moment for Kenyon. Browse the opportunities below, and learn more about the celebration at

Explore Kenyon History

Most know the story — and songs — of Philander Chase settling on the location for Kenyon College, but what came next? Explore our historical timeline, from that initial ascent through two centuries of change and growth.

Attend an Event

Members of the Kenyon community are invited to celebrate this milestone year at a variety of regional and on-campus events, including Reunion Weekend May 23-26 and Founders’ Day Oct. 24. We're also hosting events around the country, including a Bicentennial Tour with President Julie Kornfeld and a virtual event series, 200 Years of Learning in the Company of Friends.

Sign the Bicentennial Book

We’ve taken a figurative page from the Matriculation Book to create the Bicentennial Book, which will travel to every event that takes place throughout 2024. Anyone who attends an event will be invited to sign it — at each event they attend.

Share Your Kenyon Story

We’re partnering with Publishing Concepts Inc. to collect Kenyon stories as part of our bicentennial. By sharing your story, you ensure that the rich history of Kenyon is preserved for generations to come. Whether it’s a professor who changed your life, the way you met your best friend or spouse, or another memory that has stayed with you, we want to hear it! Call 866-497-2013 to share your Kenyon story.

As Kenyon enters its third century, take a nostalgic stroll down Middle Path — the central line that connects us to this place and to one another, across generations.

Providing an archival narration is Kenyon’s own Paul Newman ’49, a celebrated actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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