Your Residential Experience

Your residence hall room serves as an office, bedroom and living room, but there are other “living rooms” all over campus. From a cup of coffee at Jazzman’s to shooting pool in Back Lobby, you’ll find plenty of spaces you can turn into your own personal social spot.

Throughout the year you’ll find activities such as outdoor concerts and picnics, Transy Night Out trips to the historic Kentucky Theater or a Lexington Legends baseball game or day trips to hike, kayak and rock climb at the famous Red River Gorge. After all, there’s more to college than studying, right?

on campus recreation

Living Off Campus

Commuter students are also encouraged to get involved in activities outside of the classroom. Make Transylvania your home away from home, and find out more about campus engagement opportunities.


Although you don't have to have a car on campus to get around, students may obtain a parking permit to park in any general parking lot on campus. Parking permits may be obtained at any time during the school year. For more information contact the Department of Public Safety at (859) 233-8118.

Meal Plans

Transylvania's dining service provides three meals a day in Forrer Dining Center for resident and commuter students, faculty and staff and campus visitors. Breakfast and lunch are also served in the Rafskeller Grill. In addition, students may put money on their Crimson Card that may be used in Forrer Dining Center, the Rafskeller and Jazzman's cafe. See meal plan options.


Laundry facilities are available in every residence hall. Wash Alert allows residents to see when machines are available using the internet and mobile app. Commuters can use laundry facilities in Forrer Hall. Machines cost $1.25 to wash or dry and accept coins and Crimson Cards.

Study Areas

There are a number of study areas on campus available to students including space in the library, campus dining facilities, the campus center, and some residence hall lobbies including Forrer, Thomson and Dalton-Voigt.​

Mail Service

Mailboxes for all residential students, Fourth Street Apartment residents, and commuters who request a campus mailbox, are located in Forrer Hall. Packages are distributed from the Post Office in Morrison.