Kenyon is a tough place to get friends to come visit. The closest major airport is an hour away and even getting in from Cleveland takes a decent two-hour drive. Somebody always needs to have a car, or money to pay someone with a car, and our spring break is mysteriously one week longer than that of our peer institutions meaning that it’s us, not our friends, who can do the visiting in March. So, when your friends do make the commitment to schlep out, it’s important that you show them a good time.
Having friends come to visit Gambier is nice because we have lots of quaint and “free”-to-cheap things to see and eat. First, and this is obvious, upon your friend’s arrival take them to Peirce and impress them with our swipe-free dining hall. A free post-travel cup of stewed leaves instantly proves the charm of our little village. Also on the charm chart: the lack of Village traffic light (Gambier, we love you, never change).