Class of 2023

May 27, 2023

Transylvania University looks forward to celebrating our Class of 2023 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.

Please direct questions to the Office of the Academic Dean:

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.

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