Adjusted Schedule Tomorrow

Don’t forget that since tomorrow is Founder’s Day and Matriculation, there’s an adjusted schedule for the morning:

  • 8:10 – 9:30 a.m. — changes to — 8:10 – 9:20 a.m.
  • 8:10 – 11:00 a.m. — changes to — 8:10 – 10:40 a.m.
  • 9:40 – 11:00 a.m. — changes to — 9:30 – 10:40 a.m.

The Founder’s Day Ceremony beginds at 11:10 a.m. in Rosse Hall, followed by the planting of the Class of 2018 Tree. The Matriculation book can be signed from 1-4 p.m.

First-Year Expectations and Realities of Matriculation

signing of the declaration of independence

Signing the Matriculation book will feel like this. Right?

EXPECTATION:

At last, today is the day that first-years become “students.” Apparently, up until now we have been in purgatory and we finally get to take part in yet another ceremony dedicated just to first-years after Orientation. For many, the event could seem odd. Weren’t we officially Kenyon students that time a CA wrote us up in McBride? Nevertheless, Matriculation symbolizes a greater event. Finally we have proven to the Kenyon community that we are worthy to become part of an alumni group that includes presidents, writer, actors, and other notorious people. Frankly, I’m not sure what to expect out of the event. Perhaps some great Kenyon god like Philander Chase will appear and show us the “special” way to fame and success.

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