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Welcome to Kenan Community—known for its grassy quad, spacious study lounges, beautifully decorated common areas, and inviting porches complete with wooden benches and rocking chairs for those warm spring days.
Kenan Community can be described as possessing three elements—excitement, energy, and close proximity to all you could ever ask for, including classes, the Student Union, and the Franklin Street downtown area with shopping and dining establishments. The Kenan Community staff, also known as Team Kenan, hosts many fun events each year including the Kenan Karnival, International Thanksgiving, and Screen on the Green.
Kenan Community houses about 450 residents per year and includes four buildings—Spencer, Alderman, McIver, and Kenan.
“Kenan is not only beautiful, scenic and well localized, but also welcoming. Kenan feels like my home and reminds me of why exactly the residence hall experience is so singular. I don't live in just any dorm - I am a part of a community that is more and more like my family each day.”-Andrea, McIver resident
“The location is wonderful, of course, but my favorite thing was and still is the incredible people I meet.”-Haley, McIver resident
“Kenan is a very tight-knight community. The RA staff and CD work super hard to make this place feel like home, and I know, at least for me, that my hall is my haven.”-Megan, McIver resident