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Adapt our campus to 21st-century teaching and learning.
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West Quad and Village Revitalization

Goal: $80 Million

We are at a critical moment in undergraduate education — a time when technology is opening new worlds of knowledge, when faculty are collaborating more with students and with one another, when we recognize the value of building a continuum between work in the classroom and work in the world. We are creating facilities that are a match for these flexible, integrated approaches.

Where Your Gift Will Make a Difference

The West Quad will equip our faculty and students with facilities adapted to meet the challenges of our time. A new interdisciplinary hub in the core of campus will bring together 21st-century teaching and learning with 21st-century library, information and student services.

The experience of four years on the Hill prepares our students to thrive within complex communities, living side-by-side with others in an active residential village. We will continue to invest in downtown Gambier, creating vibrant retail and restaurant spaces, new student apartments and additional spaces for student programming. 

Included in this $80 million goal is support for:

West Quad
  • Library
  • Social sciences building
  • English cottages
  • Admissions center
  • Underground parking
Village and Community
  • Bookstore
  • Market
  • Dining and retail
  • Student apartments
  • Wright Center (Mount Vernon)
Sustainability
  • Philander Chase Conservancy
  • Center for Green Initiatives

Campaign Impact

Enhancing Our Path

How your gifts support spaces designed for innovation.

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West Quad

Library Milestone

Kenyon’s new library, its steel framework nearly completed, will be named for the College’s 13th president, Gordon Chalmers.

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West Quad

West Quad to Feature Serra Sculpture

A new major sculpture by acclaimed American artist Richard Serra will join Kenyon’s permanent collection, the result of a gift from Graham Gund ’63 H’81 and his wife, Ann.

Facts and Stats

Spaces Designed for Innovation

The new library represents one of the largest  available opportunities to reduce Kenyon's carbon footprint.

90%

90% of classrooms will be accessible when the West Quad and associated work are complete.

284

A 284-seat auditorium in the new social sciences building will provide much-needed space for public lectures and forums.

1600

There are 1,600 visitors to the Kenyon College library on an average day.

The new library represents one of the largest  available opportunities to reduce Kenyon's carbon footprint.

90% of classrooms will be accessible when the West Quad and associated work are complete.

A 284-seat auditorium in the new social sciences building will provide much-needed space for public lectures and forums.

There are 1,600 visitors to the Kenyon College library on an average day.