The majority of Keuka’s students live on campus in one of our six residence halls, so campus life is a non-stop, 24/7 experience that encompasses everything from residence life to student activities.
We have more than 40 clubs and organizations and all will put your talents to use, whether it’s Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Keukonian (student newspaper) or the Fishing Club. Keuka also offers an intramural program; various club sports such as cheerleading, dance, and step; and 14 intercollegiate sports.
If you’re looking to get in—or stay in—shape, the Weed Physical Arts Center features a weight room and fitness center, along with a gymnasium and an auxiliary gym.
The student-run Campus Activities Board always has something for students to do. A diverse contingent of solo musicians and groups—such as the Gym Class Heroes—have performed at Keuka College as have some of the country’s finest up-and-coming comedians. Films are screened regularly during the academic year—tickets and popcorn are free.
If you have talent for the stage it can be nurtured at Keuka; the College stages two productions each year in the cozy Red Barn Theatre. If you’re a musician, consider joining the Keuka College Symphonic Band or if singing is more your thing, there’s the Keuka College Chorale. And, if your talent lies with the brush or pencil, prepare to be inspired by the works of internationally acclaimed artist Yankel Ginzburg, who is featured in a permanent exhibit in the Robert S. and Rebecca Aben Gallery in Lightner Library. You can use that inspiration to create your own work which can be showcased right next to Ginzburg’s in the Lightner Gallery, home of the annual student art exhibition.
There are tons of traditional events for Keuka students to get involved, including Family Weekend, when the annual competition for the Shively Cup brings students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents to Keuka Lake for a fun-filled afternoon of crew races. Later in the academic year, there’s the Snow Ball dance, held off campus (we provide limos to take you there and back) and the ever-popular Spring Weekend.
These are just a sampling of the activities available to Keuka College students. There are numerous less structured activities to engage in between or after classes, and on weekends, such as kayaking on Keuka Lake, playing catch on the Norton Chapel lawn, shooting hoops on the court in front of Harrington Hall, or sharing a pizza with your roommate.
You will come to Keuka to learn and grow, and that will happen inside and outside the classroom. And that’s the cool thing of being a Keuka student. You learn and grow even when you’re having fun.