Schedule of Events

The schedule will be updated with additional events and details through the month of February and early part of March. We plan to open registration on March 15. Questions? Email Natasa Mongiardo ‘96, director of alumni relations, at or call 859-233-8275.

Friday, April 26

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Transy Bookstore Open — William T. Young Campus Center

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. — Back to Class — various Transy classrooms

It’s May Term at Transy and several professors are opening their classes to alumni visitors

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. — Registration — Room 118, William T. Young Campus Center

Pick up your pre-ordered Transy T-Shirt, name tags, etc. Parking in campus lots off 4th Street or Graham Cottage.

10 a.m. — Tour of Special Collections — Transy Library (limited to 15)

10 a.m. — The Spendthrift Farm Shuttle Experience — Spendthrift Farm, 844 Iron Works Pike.

This will be a unique behind the scenes experience at a world-class Thoroughbred operation. Tickets are $36 per person (tour limit 10).

11:30 a.m. — Alumni Day at the Races — Keeneland Race Course

Grandstand Reserved Seating tickets will be available for $25. Gates open at 11:30 p.m. Race post time at 1:05 p.m. Casual attire. Concessions available for purchase.

45:30 p.m. — Coffeehouse with Faculty Authors — Transy Library

5:308 p.m. — Class of 1989 Gathering — Home of Beth Case ‘89

6 p.m. — Class of 1969 Informal Gathering — Columbia’s, 201 N Limestone

6 p.m. — Class of 1974 Informal Gathering — President’s Home, 230 Chinoe Road

810 p.m. — In My Transy Era Party — West Sixth Brewing, 501 West Sixth Street

Kick off the weekend’s festivities at this informal party with great company at the popular downtown brewery. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar for beer, wine and bourbon. Dress in your Transy era attire!

Saturday, April 27

9 a.m.6:30 p.m. Registration — Room 118, William T. Young Campus Center

9:30 a.m.Campus Tour I — Depart from the Campus Center

9 a.m.6 p.m. Transy Bookstore Open — William T. Young Campus Center

11 a.m.12:15 p.m. Alumni Celebration Convocation — Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Come hear from President Brien Lewis, and celebrate several alumni for their professional achievements and service to Transylvania and their communities.

12:302 p.m. Lunch and Connect — The Great Hall, William T. Young Campus Center

Reconnect with Transy friends over your shared Transy interests (more info to come).

Don Lane, faculty emeritus and legendary Transy basketball coach; Bill McCann ‘79 and others will sign copies of their new books outside the dining hall at this time.

Cost: $15 for adults, $5 children 312, free for children 2 and under.

1:30 p.m. — Campus Tour II — Depart from the Campus Center

23 p.m. — Greek Open House — Chapter Rooms, Bassett Hall Basement

34 p.m. — 100 Doors Mentors Reception — TBA

3:305:30 p.m. — Class of 1969 Gathering — Home of Jo Ellen Hayden ‘69

46 p.m. — Celebrate Reunions & Get In the Picture — Pioneer Rooms, Williams T. Young Campus Center

Visit with fellow alumni, some of your favorite professors and President and Mrs. Lewis while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Special celebration of longtime faculty members. Dr. Ben Hawkins and Dr. Veronica Dean-Thacker, who are retiring in May. Five-year reunion classes will have group photos taken (schedule TBA).

  • Barr Society Dinner Celebrating the 60th & 55th Reunions of the Classes of 1964 & 1969 — 6 p.m., Graham Cottage, 469 N Broadway
  • 50th Reunion Celebration, Class of 1974 — 6:30 p.m., Malone’s Prime, 3373 Tates Creek Road (No charge for 1974; $85 for spouses/guests and other alumni)
  • 45th Reunion Celebration, Class of 1979 — TBA
  • 40th Reunion Celebration, Class of 1984 — TBA, Epping’s on Eastside (Walton Room), 264 Walton Avenue
  • 35th Reunion Celebration, Class of 1989 — 6 p.m., Old North Bar, 101 W Loudon
  • 30th Reunion Celebration, Class of 1994 — TBA
  • 25th Reunion Celebration, Class of 1999 — TBA
  • 20th Reunion Celebration, Class of 2004 — TBA
  • 15th Reunion Celebration, Class of 2009 — TBA
  • 10th Reunion Celebration, Class of 2014 — TBA
  • 5th Reunion Celebration, Class of 2019 — TBA

Sunday, April 28

9:30 a.m. — Robert Barr Society Breakfast — Pioneer Rooms, William T. Young Campus Center

The Class of 1974 will be inducted into the Barr Society. Members of the classes 1973 and prior are encouraged to attend. (no charge for 1974; $15 for others)

11 a.m. — Chapel Service — Old Morrison Chapel

11 a.m. — Three Chimneys Farm Tour — 1981 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles. Tickets are $20 per person (tour limit 13).

1:30 p.m. — Kentucky Equine Adoption and Training Center Tour — 1713 Catnip Hill Road, Nicholasville. 

Get up close and personal with the residents of Kentucky’s only all-breed equine rescue. Tickets are $30 per person (tour limit 20).


  • Transy Baseball vs. Franklin College — Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Lexington Legends Field, 207 Legends Lane
  • Lexington Art Walk Tour — Atarts at 21C Museum Hotel and ends at Artist’s Attic
  • Lexington Scavenger Hunt — Solving riddles, finding clues, and completing challenges, your smartphone will lead you across the city’s best landmarks.
  • African American Heritage Trail — self-guided walking tour of more than 35 stops highlights the rich history of African Americans in Lexington and their contributions to the city. You will learn about Lexington’s history of slavery, segregation, the Black Freedom Struggle, and the many achievements of Black Lexingtonians. 
  • Mural Challenge — self-guided tour; explore street art and win prizes!