1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

“Your actions will enable every Pioneer to remain healthy and safe.”

Transylvania President Brien Lewis and Interim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Michael Covert sent the following message to students returning to campus for the 2020-21 academic year. Welcome back to Transy — and to our entering first-year students, welcome to the first phase of your college life. We know it is a different experience than any of us wanted. Keep in mind that in the months and years ahead there will be much more to come, including in-person classes, activities and interactions. We cannot wait to have everyone back on campus as one community. To say that 2020 has proven challenging for us all is a huge understatement. Yet we continue to watch students, faculty and staff approach the current COVID-19 scenario with a creative, silver-lining mentality. Each of you has been given the choice of how you want to begin this educational year — in person or virtually.  For those who have opted for the residential campus experience, it is great to have your energy here. We know the decision to return during a pandemic was hard for some of you, and your families likely analyzed the pros and cons. In the end, by coming to campus you have committed yourself to follow our crucial Transy Together Social Contract, which serves to protect our community. We want to reinforce how incredibly important these next few weeks are to you, and to Transylvania overall. The choices