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Keep the memories alive with a Forrer Hall commemorative brick

Bricks from Forrer Hall

Brick by brick, Forrer Hall is coming down to make way for a vibrant new space for Transylvania’s campus.

As we’ve shared construction updates the past few months, our alumni have shared their memories of Forrer. According to your comments on our social media posts, it’s a building that holds a lot of memories — and apparently a few secrets.

As the bricks come down, now is the time to bring a part of your past home while supporting future Pioneers.

Do you remember meeting your best friend because she lived across the hall freshman year? What about candle-lights in the courtyard? Or dining in the Caf with your friends?

Now, after 60 years of serving the campus and its residents well, demolition of Forrer began this week. In its place will soon rise an expanded campus center and dining hall, providing much-needed spaces designed to be at the center of the student life experience.

As the bricks come down, now is the time to bring a part of your past home, all while supporting future Pioneers. Commemorate the years you spent in Forrer Hall by ordering a brick from the building today. Proceeds will benefit the Annual Fund, impacting the education of all current and future Pioneers.

Bricks are $75 (add $10 for shipping) and you can order one by clicking on this link —

Be sure to keep an eye out here and on Transy’s social media for updates on the construction.