The 12 Days of Kenyon

For 12 days in December, we celebrated one dozen of the things that make Kenyon special, in a riff on the classic song "The 12 Days of Christmas." Enjoy all 12 collected below!

  1. President Sean Decatur appeared on "Beneath the Beech" with Chace Beech '16, along with presidential dogs Skittles and Roo.
  2. Ransom Hall, home of Kenyon's Office of Admissions, features several crow sculptures along its roofline, crafted by noted artist Peter Woytuk '80. The birds are a reference to Ransom Hall's namesake, Kenyon Review founding editor John Crowe Ransom.
  3. In addition to keeping time on campus 24/7, the bells of the Church of the Holy Spirit ring in the weekend every Friday afternoon with the help of the Kenyon Pealers, who play a variety of tunes and traditional peals. The bells also ring in honor of Kenyon's donors during the annual Bell-A-Thon event at
  4. Kenyon's men's and women's swimming and diving teams have won a record 57 combined NCAA national championships since 1979, including a 31-year win streak for the Lords.
  5. Every August, the Kenyon and Gambier communities come together for a community feast immediately following the traditional first-year sing, with one long dinner table running down Middle Path.
  6. The Chamber Singers, directed by Professor of Music Ben Locke for over 30 years, participate in an annual concert tour that takes them to a different region of the U.S. each spring.
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