1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Summer visits offer initial look at life at Transy

Prospective students on a campus tour

As the days get longer and the pace of living slows down this summer, Transylvania’s doors are still open to prospective students who would like to see the campus for themselves. 

The campus visit is traditionally one of the first steps in assessing “fit,” that often-nebulous factor that determines where a student ultimately decides to enroll — and the summer months offer high school students and recent graduates the chance to check out Transy at a time when they aren’t juggling competing responsibilities.

“Summer college visits are a great way to get an initial look at a school,” said Julie Sams, Transy’s director of admissions. “It is a casual, fun time to walk around the facilities, guided by a current student, and to learn more about the admissions process.” 

While classes may not be in session, visitors can still enjoy a walking tour of Transy’s beautiful campus and a one-on-one meeting with their admissions counselor. Visits give potential Pioneers the opportunity to check out Transy’s classrooms and residence halls, and to ask their tour guide questions about what it’s really like to be a college student. Visitors will also leave with a personalized bag featuring Transy swag.

Interested students can schedule a campus tour online or by calling the Office of Admissions at 859-233-8242. Tours are available most weekdays and should be scheduled 48 hours in advance. 

While summers can be a good time to start the search process or make a final visit, nothing can beat the excitement of a college campus in the fall, when students return and classes resume. 

“The summer visit may very well help you determine where to return during the academic year to explore further,” Sams said.