South Campus Residences
Goal: $110 Million
An anonymous gift of $100 million will fund three new apartment-style residences on South Campus, each with room for just over 100 students. The new buildings will be built to LEED gold standards for sustainability and support the College’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040. The location of new buildings behind and offset with Old Kenyon was identified in the most recent campus Master Plan in 2014 and key features were reaffirmed in the recent comprehensive housing study. Any additional construction cost beyond the anonymous gift will be made up in fundraising and not from College operating funds.
West Quad and Village Revitalization
Goal: $80 Million
The College presence in the Village of Gambier has been revitalized as the result of Our Path Forward, in an updated style that retains the familiar feel alumni will remember. The construction wall around the new Chalmers Library recently came down, offering campus a look at the gorgeous new structure, designed to complement its neighbors Rosse Hall and the Gund Gallery. Current plans call for work on the library to wrap before summer, with students being welcomed to its many reading rooms and study nooks in the fall.
Enhancements supported through Our Path Forward
- Chalmers Library, featuring Robert K. Carver Jr. Reading Room, Ellen W. Griggs ’77 Career Development Suite, Christine Gould Sharkey ’80 Writing Center
- New buildings for social sciences and admissions
- Underground parking
- Serra sculpture
Village and Community
With this gift and the addition of three new residence halls on South Campus, we can boldly reaffirm our commitment to the core residential experience and focus our fundraising efforts on scholarships and financial aid.