Recently named one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world by Forbes.com, Kenyon's campus literally can't be beat. The older buildings have a classic college feel, with stone walls and impressive stained-glass windows. The new additions, such as the art gallery and North Apartments, have legendary architect Graham Gund's influence. These facilities are state-of-the-art and tend to be very light and airy.
Because there isn't a student union at Kenyon, the bookstore has become a hangout. Everything from shampoo to staple guns to gummy bears are sold there (books, of course, too), and there are comfy chairs in every corner. Other areas that serve as student hangouts are the library atrium, Gund Commons ballroom, and the third floor of Ascension Hall. Many students are excited about the recently completed $60 million Kenyon Athletic Center, which opened up much-needed space on campus for athletics and offers a gorgeous workout room. The facility features a pool, tennis court, indoor track, and pro shop. Rosse Hall is the main venue for speakers and large-scale musical performances. Behind it is the smaller Storer Hall, which functions as a rehearsal space for the campus orchestra and a venue for smaller performances. The Bolton Dance Studio accommodates the small number of dance majors, and two theaters are reserved for all plays and drama classes.