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Welcome to the Transylvania family

Transylvania University has endured and prospered as a leader in higher education in part because every year hundreds of parents just like you entrust us with the intellectual, social and emotional growth of their children. It is a privilege we take very seriously.

This section of our website outlines information that you may find helpful as you become involved in our campus community. In addition, throughout the year, we will send you invitations to campus events such as Family Weekend and a campus calendar listing lectures, concerts, plays and sports events. I hope to see you at many of these events. Additionally, you will receive information about how to take part in the Parents Fund. By getting involved in the Transylvania community you will see firsthand the personal attention your student receives here.

I look forward to getting to know your sons and daughters as a part of my role as president of Transylvania. Among the advantages of a small college are the many opportunities I will have to talk with students informally, and I look forward to watching our students give their best efforts on stage, in the concert hall, on the playing field and in other venues. There will be many enjoyable moments, but perhaps none will be more rewarding than presenting students with their hard-earned diplomas at commencement.

Welcome to the Transylvania family,

Seamus Carey

Part of our dedication to helping all students achieve their full potential is to provide you with the information you need. We’ve also created a Parent Handbook to help answer questions that often arise. You’ll find additional information in the University Catalog.

We invite you to participate in campus activities throughout the year and keep up to date through our Facebook page designed specifically for parents and families.

“I am thrilled that my son chose Transylvania. He has been very happy there, and I feel like he is part of a community and not just an anonymous face in a sea of thousands of faces…. We love everything about the Transy experience.”
-- Diane Parr Murray, parent

Useful Telephone Numbers

(Area Code 859)

Accounting: 233-8150

Admissions: 233-8242

Dean of Students, VP for Student Affairs: 233-8215

Deana Ison, Parent and Family Programs 233-8590

Financial Aid: 233-8239

Public Safety: 233-8118

Registrar: 233-8116

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Important Dates

Academic Calendar 2016-17

New Student Orientation Schedule

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