New Parents

You’re one of us

Congratulations on becoming part of the Transylvania University family! We're thrilled that you are trusting us with your student's college education, and we want you to know that you're an important member of the Pioneer community. Here you'll find important information to help keep you in the loop of everything that's going on with your student's enrollment at Transylvania.

Transy Graduate with family

Connect with us

Keep up on what's happening and connect with other parents and families at our Facebook page.

Financial information

To make payments, see due dates, download tax forms and more, visit the Student Accounts page

What should I bring?

We know you may be afraid of packing way too much or way too little, so we've compiled a basic list of items your student may want to bring with them to their room. But even if you forget something, there are plenty of places nearby to shop for last-minute additions. 

Move-in day

Move-in day for first-year students is Aug. 25. Members of the Transylvania community will help you move everything into the residence hall room. You should have received your move-in time—if not, just contact Dean of Students Michael Covert at

Move-In Map

New student orientation

New student orientation is an opportunity for you and your student to learn all about what it means to be a Transylvania Pioneer. Hear from Student Life staff, meet your student's faculty advisor, attend group discussions and sit in on the induction ceremony. Get all the details in the 2017 orientation schedule

Parent’s Orientation Schedule

Full 2018 Orientation Schedule

August 24
Event Location Date & Time Description
Move-In Poole Hall, Thomson Hall, Dalton-Voigt Hall, Pioneer Hall 8/24/2018 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. First Year residents move into Forrer Hall at their assigned time. Move-In Passes will be mailed home prior to August 25th.
Legacy Lunch Graham Cottage 8/24/2018 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. By Invitation Only
Administrative Offices Open Old Morrison: Disability Services and Title IX, Registrar, Billing, Center for Academic and Professional Enrichment, Crimson Card, Financial Aid Forrer Hall: Department of Public Safety, Residence Life, Campus Nurse Campus Center: Campus and Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Wellbeing 8/24/2018 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit our offices! Old Morrison: Disability Services and Title IX, Registrar, Billing, Center for Academic and Professional Enrichment, Crimson Card, Financial Aid Forrer Hall: Department of Public Safety, Residence Life, Campus Nurse Campus Center: Campus and Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Wellbeing
Taste of Kentucky Dinner Forrer Dining Hall 8/24/2018 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meal cards or advance purchase tickets required.
Dessert with the Deans William T. Young Campus Center 8/24/2018 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Meet and mingle with our Deans: Dr. Laura Bryan, Dean of the University Dr. Mike Cairo, Association Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Covert, Dean of Students
August 25
Event Location Date & Time Description
Parent & Family Orientation: Check-In and Donuts Alumni Plaza & Carpenter Center 8/25/2018 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Rain location: Rafskeller
Parent & Family Orientation: Meeting with Faculty *See Check-In Information* 8/25/2018 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Parents and families will have the opportunity to meet with their student's First Engagements Faculty and advisor for the Fall Semester.
Parent & Family Orientation Session Campus Center Gym Strickland Auditorium Little Theatre 8/25/2018 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Choose to attend one of the following sessions: Student Well Being and Campus & Community Engagement (Campus Center Gym) Title IX and Disability Services (Strickland) Dean of Students and Campus Safety (Little Theatre)
Induction Ceremony Mitchell Fine Arts Haggin Auditorium & Coleman Auditorium 8/25/2018 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All parents and families welcome to attend this formal induction of the Class of 2022! Students will meet their scholars ahead of time to locate their assigned seats. Parents and family members are welcome to sit behind the Class of 2022.
Lunch and Parent & Family Departure Forrer Dining Hall 8/25/2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Meal cards required. Guests may pay at the door.
August 31
Event Location Date & Time Description
Transfer Student Orientation Library Media Viewing Room 006 8/31/2018 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Acticipated Schedule: 8:30am - Donuts & Student IDs 9am - Welcome and Involvement in Student Life 9:30am - E-mail, Events Calendars, and Inside Transy 10am - Liberal Arts and the GE Curriculum 11am - Registrar 12pm - Lunch and Graeter's Ice Cream 12:45pm - Classroom Tour 1:30pm - the CAPE 2:30pm - Think Your Drink 3pm - Student Wellbeing & Title IX 4pm - Wrap Up 5:30pm - Optional Dinner in the Caf 7pm - Optional iPottery
Graeters Alumni Plaza 8/31/2018 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Flavors: Double Chocolate Chip Mint Chocolate Chip Vanilla Cookie Dough Chip Black Raspberry Chip
iPottery Rosenthal Commons 8/31/2018 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Come paint your own mug, plate, or other item and we will get it fired and set!
September 1
Event Location Date & Time Description
Farmers Market Forrer Hall Front Lobby 9/1/2018 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Volleyball vs Hope @ Home Beck Center 9/1/2018 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Tye-Dye William T. Young Campus Center Gym 9/1/2018 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Rain Location: Rosenthal Commons We'll provide everything you need to make a tye-dye masterpiece. If you have other clothing you want to tye-dye, feel free to bring them!
Volleyball vs Berry @ Home Beck Center 9/1/2018 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  
ResLife Movie Night Back Circle Rain Location: Campus Center Gym 9/1/2018 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.  
September 2
Event Location Date & Time Description
Women's Soccer vs. Alma @ Home Athletic Complex 9/2/2018 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Men's Soccer vs. Otterbein @ Home Athletic Complex 9/2/2018 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
Recreation night William T. Young Campus Center Gym 9/2/2018 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. We're opening up the Campus Center tonight! Bring your cell phone, iPad, or computer and come play JackBox games with us on 3 different screens! Wings provided by WingZone. Vegetarian options too.
September 3
Event Location Date & Time Description
Arboretum/Legacy Trail Bike Trip & Ice Cream Forrer Hall Front Lobby 9/3/2018 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bike Trip Starts at 1pm Ice Cream from 2pm to 3pm
Welcome Back Picnic Back Circle 9/3/2018 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. All students are invited to a picnic in Back Circle hosted by the Student Activities Board. Rain Location: Caf


Contact Us

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