The mission of the Office of Academic Advising is to engage students in writing their Kenyon story by helping them to:
- Reflect on their academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular interests, goals, and priorities
- Assess and identify their areas of strength, weakness, and development
- Explore available academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities
- Seek out necessary and additional information to make informed decisions
- Access, understand, and abide by academic policies and procedures
- Make individualized choices that support personal interests, goals, and priorities
- Take ownership and responsibility for their Kenyon experience
- Engage actively with faculty advisors and other campus resources for advice and support
Chart your academic path with your faculty advisor
- Connect regularly with your faculty advisor.
- Faculty advisors participate in new student orientation every fall to help answer questions about classes and scheduling.
- Advisors stay active in subsequent semesters by providing guidance and support in course selection, goal definition, and postgraduate planning.
- Once you declare a major, you will choose a faculty advisor from your major's department (unless your initial advisor is already in that department). This advisor will help you plan your major course of study and challenge you to seek new experiences outside your department.
- As you navigate your time at Kenyon, make sure you connect with the Office of Academic Advising, as well as your faculty advisors, to provide you with the best strategies for academic success and help you write your Kenyon story.