Academic advising is a four-year process, but the experience — individual guidance and support — begins during Orientation.
Your faculty advisor will help you choose courses with the aim of constructing a meaningful and balanced academic program. You'll see how you can pursue your intellectual passions and experiment with subjects that intrigue you, while at the same time embracing the breadth that's the hallmark of a liberal arts curriculum. You can also count on the help of your Orientation Leader and Community Advisor, plus the Office of Academic Advising. Together, these individuals will encourage you to challenge yourself, explore new and unfamiliar content, and take thoughtful academic risks. You'll undertake increasingly rigorous coursework, knowing that you're never far from those whose main goals are guiding your exploration and supporting your success.
For more information, contact the Office of Academic Advising at 740-427-5145.
The Office of Academic Advising and Support will let you know who your faculty advisor is via email mid-July. Each student is matched with a faculty advisor based on information provided in the Personal Data Form, including academic and personal interests. You will also be contacted in July by your Orientation Leader.
All new students register for classes after meeting with their Orientation Leaders and Faculty Advisor, who are well-equipped to guide students in making the best decisions for their first year of Kenyon academics.
Before completing your Plan Ahead list of classes, you'll connect with your faculty advisor via phone or video-chat. Faculty advisors will be in touch to schedule meetings before the end of July. Your advisor will suggest courses in your field of interest, explain the process of course registration and help you understand more about your advisor’s role throughout an academic year. To prepare for this meeting, review the information in First Things First, browse the searchable schedule and bookmark classes you'd like to take. During your meeting, consider alternative course options your advisor may suggest and remain flexible with opportunities for new and intriguing classes.
Visit the Registrar's Office Searchable Schedule page for access to Ellucian-Banner where you can Browse Courses. Use the Plan Ahead tool to search the live Banner schedule of courses and create a plan for registration. These plans can be shared with your faculty advisor and used as the basis for your discussion about academics at Kenyon.