Commencement

Class of 2022

May 28, 2022

Transylvania University looks forward to celebrating our Class of 2022 with an in-person ceremony that meets state public health guidelines and provide a safe environment for our graduates and guests. 

The Commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place on Old Morrison lawn. Guest tickets are not required for this ceremony. Should the ceremony be moved inside due to rain, each graduate will have a limited number of general admission rain tickets (number to be determined in spring) to distribute to guests. Moving the ceremony inside will be necessary only if there is inclement weather on the ceremony day; that decision will be made at 6:00 am on the morning of the ceremony. Graduates may pick up their rain tickets at the Senior Send-Off event (details below).

The Commencement ceremony will be streamed live for family and friends to watch from home. In addition, a recording of the ceremony will be posted for people to watch at their leisure. 

In order to comply with public health guidance and to protect the health and safety of all in attendance, we ask that all Commencement ceremony attendees follow these Healthy at Transy protocols:

  • Attendees are encouraged to be masked when on campus, especially if they have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. Those not comfortable at a large event should enjoy the live-stream or recorded versions of the ceremony from the comfort of their home. 
  • All attendees must follow physical distancing guidelines on campus. This includes not moving ceremony chairs and keeping appropriate distance between themselves and others not in their household.

Senior Week Events

May 23-27, 2022

The format of these events is subject to change. More information will be shared with students via email and posted here as we get closer to Senior Week.

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2022

Senior Send-Off
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Alumni Plaza (rain location: Campus Center)
Join us as we celebrate you, our 2022 Senior Class! Lunch will be served by Bon Appetit and seniors can pick up their cap and gown and their commencement guest rain tickets. There will also be treats, valuable information, music, and fun!

Senior Challenge
Details TBD

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022

Senior Toast
3-5 p.m.
Alumni Plaza (rain location: TBD)
Open to graduating seniors only.

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022

Last Lecture
3-4 p.m.
Haggin Auditorium
Masks required
Open to graduating seniors only.

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

Senior-Family Reception
5-6:30 p.m.
Alumni Plaza
Rain location: Campus Center (masks required)

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2022

Commencement Celebration
9-10:30 a.m. (approximately)
Old Morrison Lawn
Rain location: TBD (masks and rain tickets required)

Alumni Welcome Reception
Immediately following the ceremony
Alumni Plaza
Rain location: Campus Center (masks required)

Ceremony Livestream and Recording
A livestream of the ceremony will be available above – this link will be active the morning of the ceremony. We will also post a recording of the ceremony above following the event.

Parking
Complimentary parking can be found around the Transylvania University campus. Note that a permit is not required on the ceremony day and guests may park in any open lot on campus. The lot at the corner of 4th Street and Upper will be reserved for disabled parking. If you require access to disabled parking, please return to this site closer to the ceremony date to request it via the link that will be available in this section.

Please share your Commencement day photos with us using #TransyGrad.

Please direct questions to the Office of the Academic Dean: academicdean@transy.edu.


Alma Mater

“Hail, Transylvania!”

Hail, Transylvania, thine own are we,
Our hearts in loyal love we pledge to thee;
True to thy crimson flag thro’ all our days,
Hail, Transylvania! we sing thy praise.

First in the West to rise, seeker of truth,
May He who guides above renew thy youth;
Far thro’ the coming years, firm in the right,
Hail, Transylvania! pass on thy light.