Pre-College Programs

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Transylvania’s pre-college programs are an opportunity to experience college life while developing connections to the campus, Lexington community, and classmates. Designed specifically for incoming first year and transfer students, our pre-college programs highlight our commitment to wellbeing, sustainability, the arts, and community partnerships. Discover your options for Summer 2017 below!

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Arts in our Community

Lexington has a thriving and growing arts scene, and we want to show it off! We’ll explore some of Transylvania’s partners, like the Kentucky Theatre, Lexington Opera House, local galleries, the Explorium of Lexington, Lyric Theatre, Living Arts and Science Center, and the Carnegie Center. Tuesday night will include a concert at Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre in Beaumont Circle. Moondance is one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, featuring great jazz and big band music weekly. Wednesday will include a stop at Lexington’s favorite farmer’s market! Attendees will stay in Rosenthal Commons, centrally located on campus. Meals included.

Duration: 2 days
Dates: Tues., June 27 & Wed., June 28
Cost: $100.00
Spaces Available: 20

Details:

  • Pack a bag with your clothing, toiletries, personal items, and any medication.
  • Bring a sleeping bag or sheets and blanket for a twin bed, and a pillow.
  • Check-In at 1:00pm on 6/27/17 at Rosenthal Commons located on 4th Street
  • Check-out at 4:00pm on 6/28/17 from Rosenthal Commons

The Lexington Bike Tour

Join our TransyBikes Team for an adventure around Lexington! The day will start at a Transylvania student favorite, Third Street Stuff, then follow the Bluegrass Trust and Lexington Historic Preservation Bike Tour through downtown. With stops at Woodland Park for lunch, the Opera House, Gratz Park, Dudley Square, Ashland and Bell Court, and the Henry Clay Estate, this is a great way new and expert bikers alike can experience the history of Lexington. Want to get to know more about your new home and discover some of Transy’s favorite spots? This trip is for you! Meals included.

Duration: 1 day
Date: Monday, June 29
Cost: $25.00
Spaces Available: 20

Details:

  • Wear clothes that are good for being outside and biking. No baggy pants. Tennis shoes required. Consider bringing sunscreen and any medications you may need.
  • Check-In at 9:00am on 6/29/17 at Rosenthal Commons located on 4th Street
  • Check-out at 7:00pm on 6/29//17 from Rosenthal Commons

Sustaining Transy

Join Transy’s sustainability experts, Jennifer Lancaster, Sustainability Americorp Vista, and Sam Crankshaw, Student Director of Transy Bikes for a trip to their favorite community partners and bike trails! . Stops may include Broke Spoke, a West Sixth Brewing Tour, Food Chain, Seedleaf, Legacy Trail, and the Plantory. We will also be sure to stop at Transy’s partnered London Ferrill Garden! Transportation will be on bikes, so this program is recommended for those who are active and comfortable riding for long time periods. Meals included.

Duration: 1 day
Dates: Monday, July 17
Cost: $25.00
Spaces Available: 20

Details:

  • Wear clothes that are good for being outside and biking. No baggy pants. Tennis shoes required. Consider bringing sunscreen and any medications you may need.
  • Check-In at 9:00am on 7/17/17 at Rosenthal Commons located on 4th Street
  • Check-out at 7:00pm on 7/17//17 from Rosenthal Commons

Ultimate College Wellbeing Retreat

Join us for three days committed to personal wellbeing! We’ll explore what holistic wellbeing means, especially as a college student This retreat will discover how to promote spiritual, physical, and mental health using tools for managing stress and anxiety, like yoga, meditation, and art and expressive therapies. Attendees will take trips to the Lexington Farmers Market and Transy’s gardens, and meals will be locally inspired. Attendees will stay in Rosenthal Commons, centrally located on Transylvania’s campus. Ready to prepare for college by developing your wellbeing toolkit? This experience is for you! Meals included.

Duration: 3 days
Dates: Tues., July 18 - Thurs., July 20
Cost: $100.00
Spaces Available: 25

Details:

  • Pack a bag with your clothing, toiletries, personal items, and any medication.
  • Bring a sleeping bag or sheets and blanket for a twin bed, and a pillow.
  • Check-In at 1:00pm on 7/18/17 at Rosenthal Commons located on 4th Street
  • Check-out at 11:00am on 7/20/17 from Rosenthal Commons

Adventure Kentucky

If there is one thing Kentucky is known for - its outdoor recreation! Join us for three days of hiking, camping, exploring Mammoth Caves, Lexington’s parks and recreation opportunities, Kentucky state parks, and adventure courses. This program will take place primarily outdoors, and is designed for those who love spending time in nature, being active, and growing as a team. Attendees will stay in Rosenthal Commons, centrally located on Transylvania’s campus. Want some adventure before true adventure of college starts? This experience is for you! Meals included.

Duration: 3 days
Dates: Mon., July 31 - Wed., August 2
Cost: $200.00
Spaces Available: 25

Details:

  • Pack a bag with your clothing, toiletries, personal items, and any medication you may need.
  • Bring a sleeping bag or sheets and blanket for a twin bed, and a pillow.
  • Wear clothes that are good for being outside and active. No baggy pants. Tennis shoes required. Consider bringing sunscreen and any medications you may need.
  • Check-In at 1:00pm on 7/31/17 at Rosenthal Commons located on 4th Street
  • Check-out at 3:00pm on 8/2/17 from Rosenthal Commons

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