Grand Assembly Out of State Visitor Information


Ohio’s Grand Assembly will be held July 9-12, 2020 on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. 

Housing is available on campus in the dormitories. The cost this year (2019) will be $200.00. This includes three nights stay, and all meals beginning with Thursday night dinner through Sunday morning breakfast, and your registration for the entire session. Bed linen and towels are not included in the $200. You can either bring your own or linens will be available for $7.50. Visiting Grand Worthy Advisors and Supreme Officers are our guests. We will be dining in the same place, across the street and up the hill from the Athletic Center.

Hotels are also available in the area although very few are available in Gambier itself.  Your closest accommodations outside of Gambier would be in Mt. Vernon only five miles from Gambier. See this link from Kenyon college for a list of hotels.

Registration fees are included for all sessions with your on-campus housing. Otherwise registration fees are as follows:
All seven Sessions - $25       Individual Sessions - $7

Meals are included with your on-campus housing as stated above. 

The sessions are the following:
Thursday 7:00 P.M. - Informal Opening                         
Friday 8:30 A.M. - Formal Opening and Initiation, Memorial Service.                         
Friday 1:00 P.M. - Majority Degree, Elections, Appointments                         
Friday 6:00 P.M. - Grand Cross of Color Investiture                         
Saturday 8:30 A.M. - Balloting, Formal Closing, Courtesy to the G.W.A.                         
Saturday 7:00 P.M. - Installation of Officers                         
Sunday 8:30 A.M. - Religious Service

In addition to the above sessions there are two other events of note. First there is a party on the green for all registrants at 7:00 P.M. on Friday evening. Secondly, on Saturday afternoon we have Super Team competitions at 2:00 P.M. Super Team competition consists of "fun" field events with Districts entering their teams.

Dress Code for Ohio Rainbow Girls, Adults, and visitors
Map of Kenyon College
Printable Map of Kenyon College
Map of Mount Vernon Restaurants
Reservation form for Out-Of-State Visitors (online form)

We hope to see you in Gambier!