Parents and Families

Welcome to the Transylvania family

President Seamus Carey


I am delighted to welcome you and your family to the Transylvania family. 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, and is, in part, the reason that Transylvania University continues to endure and prosper as a leader in higher education.

We are dedicated to helping all students achieve their full potential. We know that providing families with the information they need is an important part of student success. This section of our website provides helpful answers to particular questions you may have. You’ll find additional information in the University Catalog.

We invite you to participate in campus activities throughout the year, including Family Weekend, lectures, concerts, plays and sports events. You can keep up to date through our events calendar and a Facebook page designed specifically for parents and families. By becoming involved in the Transylvania community you will see firsthand the personal attention your student receives here.  

As president of Transylvania, I get to know all of our students; it’s an advantage of our intimate campus. I look forward to talking with them informally and supporting their best efforts on stage, in the concert hall, on the playing field and in other venues.

There will be many enjoyable moments over the next few years. But perhaps none will be more rewarding than presenting students with their hard-earned diplomas at commencement. We’ll get there together, as members of the Transylvania family.

Welcome to your family’s home away from home.

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Seamus Carey


“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

Parent and Family Advisory Board

The Parent and Family Advisory Board is responsible for providing feedback on programs and services for parents and family members to the Director of Student Transitions and Parent and Family Programs. Members will be responsible for creating and promoting a strong network for other parents and family members. Twelve parents or guardians of current students will constitute the board. Board positions will last for the tenure of their students' enrollment. Members of the board participate in conference calls and meetings in the Fall and Spring.


Cheri Gabbert
Renee Guilford
Nicky Jones
Sonya King
Matthew Martin
Casey McKenzie
Erica Meuser
Walter Peavler
Kelly Priebe
Walter Schroeder
Dr. Natacha Yacinthe
Jill Zuniga


Hannah Piechowski
Hannah Piechowski
Director of Student Transitions &
Parent Family Programs
Old Morrison 100

 Useful Phone Numbers

Accounting: 859-233-8150

Admissions: 859-233-8242

Dean of Students: 859-233-8215

Financial Aid: 859-233-8239

Office of Parent and Family Programs: 859-233-8498

Public Safety: 859-233-8118

Registrar: 859-233-8116

Faculty by division | Staff by offices

Student Mailing Address

[Student’s Full Name]
[Mailbox Number]
[Residence Hall and Room #(if known)]
Transylvania University
300 N Broadway
Lexington, KY  40508

Important Dates

Academic Calendar

New Student Orientation

Student Accounts