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Transylvania to celebrate seniors in week leading to May 28 commencement

Transylvania University is honoring its Class of 2022 with a weeklong celebration before the May 28 commencement. Senior Week features a variety of memorable and fun activities, like a Candy Buffet, Senior Challenge, Last Lecture and Family Reception.

Senior Week events

Senior Send-Off
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Alumni Plaza (rain location: Campus Center)
Lunch will be served by Bon Appétit (bring your Crimson Card). Seniors can pick up their cap and gown and commencement guest rain tickets. There will also be treats, valuable information, music and fun.

Senior Challenge
6-8 p.m.
Bluegrass Tavern
Goodfellas pizza and dessert will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
Seniors, RSVP here, and bring an ID and Crimson Card.

Seniors-Only Event
7-9 p.m.
Back Circle (rain location: Campus Center)
Open to graduating seniors only

Class of 2022 Candy Buffet
2:30 p.m.
Campus Center Hearth Room

Senior Toast
3-5 p.m.
Campus Center Pioneer Rooms
Open to graduating seniors only

Last Lecture with professor Tiffany Wheeler
3-4 p.m.
Haggin Auditorium
Open to graduating seniors only

Senior Awards
4:15-5 p.m.
Haggin Auditorium
Open to award recipients and their guests only

Senior-Family Reception
5-6:30 p.m.
Alumni Plaza (rain location: Campus Center)
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine and beer cash bar
Graduates plus two guests will be admitted free of charge (RSVP required). Additional guest tickets may be purchased for $20 per person. Register here for this event by Wednesday, May 25.


Graduate Group Photo
8 a.m.
Front steps of Beck Center
Rain location: Haggin Auditorium

Commencement Celebration
9-10:30 a.m. (approximately)
Old Morrison Lawn
Class of 2022 Speaker — Nyah Mattison
Rain location: Beck Center (Rain tickets are required. Students can pick up seven rain tickets during Senior Week to give to their guests. Additional tickets may be made available by other graduates who do not need all seven tickets.)

Alumni Welcome Reception
Immediately following the ceremony
Alumni Plaza
Rain location: Campus Center

Ceremony Livestream and Recording
A livestream of the ceremony will be available at transy.edu/live.

Complimentary parking can be found around campus. Note that a permit is not required on commencement day, and guests may park in any open lot on campus. The lot at the corner of Fourth and Upper streets will be reserved for accessible parking (if you require this or seating close to the sign language interpreter, submit your request here).

Gratz Perk Cafe
Gratz Perk Cafe, adjacent to the ceremony seating area in the Glenn Building, will open at 8 a.m. on commencement day. Hot and cold coffee drinks, water and other beverages, as well as a variety of breakfast pastries, will be available for purchase.

There are numerous hotels near campus. Check out this list of those that are preferred.


Make sure to share your commencement photos on social media with #TransyGrad.

Note that Fayette County Public Schools will hold graduation ceremonies at Rupp Arena on Friday, May 27, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m., resulting in congested traffic.

Questions? Email the Office of the Academic Dean.