Dedicated in October 2005, the Glenn Building underwent significant renovation during the summer of 2012 and reopened in September 2012 as the sparkling new hub of Transylvania's admissions staff. With its majestic windows, the Glenn Building is a bright and airy welcome center for prospective students and their families. Comfortable meeting rooms and casual sitting areas offer convenient gathering spots for quick conversations or lengthier discussions.
Visitor parking is available immediately in front of the building, which is situated just to the west of the campus's iconic Old Morrison administration building. Access is simple via the horseshoe driveway opening onto Third Street.
Jazzman’s Café, the campus coffee shop and casual gathering space, shares the main floor of the Glenn Building with the admissions office. Families can have a cup of coffee or a snack while they wait to meet with an admissions counselor or tour the campus. The building's wireless Internet connection makes it a popular spot for students to socialize or study between classes. Faculty members and students alike use Jazzman's for informal meetings.
The lobby of the building features a large interactive campus map. Visitors may also note the prominent portrait of President Emeritus Charles L. Shearer, who held the office longer than any other Transylvania president (1983–2010) during a period of significant increases in enrollment, endowment, scholarships, and construction.
The lower level of the Glenn Building contains admissions staff offices and is connected to the J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library to accommodate future library expansion.
The 10,000-square-foot building is named in honor of Transylvania Board of Trustees member James F. Glenn, who gave $1.1 million toward its construction. The building uses an efficient and environmentally friendly geothermal heating and air conditioning system, and its construction included the preservation of mature trees lining Third Street.
Transylvania University admits students regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.