While parking spots are plentiful, Kenyon tries to discourage cars on campus by providing inconvenient locations to park. The main lots are located down the hill by the athletic center, making the drive to class all but impossible. Seniors who sign up for permits early have a shot at the coveted spots at the top of the hill near dorms, but these require planning ahead and sending in the permit requests early. Kenyon security patrols frequently and tickets those who park outside of their designated "zone."
It is not difficult to obtain a parking space on campus, and freshmen often bring their own vehicles. This anomaly means that there is often someone on every freshman hall with a car, not always the case with other schools. In reality, there is no need for a car on Kenyon's campus since it is so small. However, parking is available for those who desire it.