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Transylvania in the Community

Transylvania offers numerous programs and events that reach beyond campus to enhance the cultural and academic life of the Lexington community and the surrounding area. Here are some examples:


Summer Camps

Middle school and high school students can have fun while enhancing their academic and computer skills at our academic and computer camps. Transy also offers a variety of sports camps and swim lessons.


College for Living »

Since 1996, Transylvania and its students have welcomed area residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities to participate in College for Living, a program offering camaraderie and learning opportunities for high-functioning individuals ages 18 and older. The program is free.


Morlan Gallery »

This on-campus gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions each year, including student and faculty art and works drawn from private and public collections. The gallery is a stop in the popular Lexington Gallery Hop.


Lectures and Performances »

Transylvania hosts numerous lectures and performances throughout the year, from student theatrical and musical performances to world-renowned lecturers and performers. Many are free, and most are open to the public.


Mayfest Arts Fair

Transylvania hosts events during this annual celebration of the arts in neighboring Gratz Park. The weekend features juried arts and crafts, ethnic foods, music, and children's activities.


Patriotic Concert

Bring a blanket and a picnic for this performance by the Lexington Philharmonic and the Lexington Singers on the steps of Old Morrison on July 3.


Free Tax Service

For more than 30 years Transylvania accounting students have helped local residents fill out their tax forms. The students—who have completed an income tax preparation training program and work under the supervision of accounting professors—assist taxpayers with an income of $52,000 or less in the preparation of Internal Revenue Service income tax forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, as well as Kentucky tax forms.

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