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First Year Housing and Dining

Housing details for the Class of 2026 will be come available in early 2022.

Welcome to Campus

Can you believe it’s already time to talk about starting your college life at Transylvania? Move-In Day will be here before you know it. Below you will find all the housing and meal plan options, as well as pricing. We can’t wait to have you on campus!

Dalton-Voigt Residence Hall

Dalton-Voigt signals a new vision of campus living and learning. The centerpiece of each floor of this four-story building is a common study space where you can collaborate with your peers outside the classroom.

Each two-person room includes beds, dressers, closets, desks, chairs, sinks and a bathroom you will share with the room next door. Kitchen and laundry facilities are also available.

Renderings are intended for general reference. Features may vary from what is show.

Kincaid Residence Hall

Kincaid is one of our two newest residence halls, with four floors of rooms, as well as beautiful common areas where you can study, hang out or watch the big game with friends.

Each two-person room includes beds, dressers, closets, desks, chairs, sinks and a bathroom you share with your roommate. Kitchen and laundry facilities are also available.

Renderings are intended for general reference. Features may vary from what is show.

Transylvania Residence Hall Rates & Amenities 2021-2022 First-Year Housing

Private or Suite BathroomsPrivate or Suite BathroomsPrivate or Suite Bathrooms
XL Twin BedsXL Twin BedsXL Twin Beds
Desks & ChairsDesks & ChairsDesks & Chairs
Closets & WardrobesClosets & WardrobesClosets & Wardrobes
Vending MachinesVending MachinesVending Machines
Ice MachinesIce MachinesIce Machines
Lounge with TVLounge with TVLounge with TV
Study SpaceStudy SpaceStudy Space
ADA Accessible RoomsADA Accessible RoomsADA Accessible Rooms
Common KitchenCommon KitchenCommon Kitchen
Laundry FacilitiesLaundry FacilitiesLaundry Facilities
Smoke-free EnvironmentsSmoke-free EnvironmentsSmoke-free Environments
Wireless Internet & Cable IncludedWireless Internet & Cable IncludedWireless Internet & Cable Included


Transylvania University partners with Bon Appétit Management Company, an award-winning industry pioneer whose mission is “food service for a sustainable future.”  Bon Appétit offers delicious, nutritious and responsibly sourced meals as well as options for all needs and food sensitivities, including lines for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diets. View Bon Appétit’s website for their daily menu and subscribe to their menu mail. Also see how Transy dining is modifying its services to protect our community during COVID-19.

Girl in Gratz Perk with laptop

Meal Plans 2021-2022

Meal plan details for the the 2022-23 school year will be come available in summer 2022.

You can choose from a variety of meal plans to meet your individual dining needs

Plan MealsDining DollarsCost
19 Meals/weeknone$5,150/year
14 Meals/week*$200 Dining Dollars$4,850/year
10 Meals/week$350 Dining Dollars$4,850/year
320 Meal Block$150 Dining Dollars$4,850/year
Commuter 40 meal block$50 Dining Dollars$625/block
Commuter 60 meal block$50 Dining Dollars$880/block

*Our most popular plan!
Learn more about our dining services!

What to Bring

We’ve made the ultimate packing list, just for you!


  • Seasonal gear
  • Interview/business outfit
  • Spirit Week outfits
  • Transy swag
  • Umbrella/rain coat
  • Belts

Your Room

  • Extra Long Twin Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Mattress Pad
  • Desk Lamp
  • Hangers
  • Laundry Supplies and quarters for laundry
  • Basic Cleaning Supplies
  • Full length mirror
  • Small Vacuum or broom
  • Storage containers
  • Decorations (rugs/posters etc)

School supplies

  • Highlighters
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Index cards
  • Post-it notes
  • Weekly planner
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Pens, pencils
  • Permanent markers
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Calculator
  • Bag or Backpack

Random items:

  • Tacks/small nails depending on your building
  • Microwave (max 700 watts)
  • Mini Fridge (max 3.2 cubic ft)
  • Chip Clips
  • Can Opener
  • Travel Mug/Reusable Water Bottle
  • Dish Soap/Sponge
  • Coffee Maker with automatic shut off
  • IDs
  • Bank Cards
  • Board games or card games
  • Dishes/cookware/utensils

The essentials:

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescriptions and OTC medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Q-Tips/Cotton balls
  • Hair products
  • Nail clippers
  • Shower curtain
  • Shower caddy and shower supplies
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels/Towel wrap/robe
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Dryer


  • TV Cables
  • Chargers for all devices
  • Laptop computer
  • Laptop Bag
  • TV

What not to bring

  • Toasters, indoor grills, anything with an exposed heating element, candles, hot plates, space heaters and toaster ovens
  • Your entire wardrobe
  • A printer — almost every building has one
  • Animals — except fish in a 5 gallon or less tank & Emotional Support Animals registered through our Disability services office
  • Extra Furniture — may students bunk their beds to make room for additional furniture, but all the furniture in the room must stay in the room
  • Duplicates of what your roommate is bringing — communicate beforehand so you don’t end up with 2 of everything
  • Command Strips — it peels paint and ruins drywall
  • Prohibited items listed in the student handbook (e.g., fireworks, alcoholic beverages, knives, etc.)

Housing and Residence Life Staff

Keith Jones

Billie Jo Wood