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First Year Housing and Dining

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.

Poole Residence Center

Tucked between Thomas Field and Transy’s community garden, Poole Residence Center is surrounded by greenspace–an oasis in downtown Lexington. As our smallest first year community, you’re sure to make close connections with the people on your hall and in your building as a Poole resident.  

Poole Residence Center provides suite-style living on the Fourth Street block of campus. Each unit shares a bathroom with the room next to it, and study lounges are available. Rooms have beds, desks, chairs, dressers, shelves and closets.

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

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

PooleKincaidDalton-Voigt
Private or Suite BathroomsPrivate or Suite BathroomsPrivate or Suite BathroomsPrivate or Suite Bathrooms
CarpetCarpetCarpet
AC/HeatAC/HeatAC/HeatAC/Heat
XL Twin BedsXL Twin BedsXL Twin BedsXL Twin Beds
Desks & ChairsDesks & ChairsDesks & ChairsDesks & Chairs
Closets & WardrobesClosets & WardrobesClosets & WardrobesClosets & Wardrobes
Vending MachinesVending MachinesVending Machines
Ice MachinesIce MachinesIce MachinesIce Machines
Lounge with TVLounge with TVLounge with TV
Study SpaceStudy SpaceStudy SpaceStudy Space
ADA Accessible RoomsADA Accessible RoomsADA Accessible Rooms
Common KitchenCommon KitchenCommon Kitchen
Laundry FacilitiesLaundry FacilitiesLaundry FacilitiesLaundry Facilities
Smoke-free EnvironmentsSmoke-free EnvironmentsSmoke-free EnvironmentsSmoke-free Environments
Wireless Internet & Cable IncludedWireless Internet & Cable IncludedWireless Internet & Cable IncludedWireless Internet & Cable Included
$6,260$7,300$7,300

Dining

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

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!

Your room:

  • Twin extra-long bedding
    a regular twin comforter or quilt is long enough, but XL sheets are a must
  • Pillows and mattress pad
  • Desk lamp
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket/bag/hamper/supplies
  • Extension cords and surge protectors
  • Medium-size garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies: towels, cleaning wipes, vacuum/broom, etc.
  • Storage baskets/boxes, under-bed containers
  • Area rug (max. 10’ x 10’)
  • Decorations
  • Mini fridge (max. 3.2 cubic ft.)
  • Microwave (max. 700 watts)

School supplies

  • Computer or laptop
  • Class essentials: backpack, notebooks, pens/pencils, folders, highlighters, index cards, etc.
  • Weekly planner (trust us on this one)
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Calculator
  • Flash drive

The essentials:

  • Reusable water bottle and travel mug
  • Personal hygiene products:
    toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, etc.
  • Medications and first aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Shower caddy, shoes, towels and shower/hair supplies
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Umbrella, raincoat and rain boots

Random items:

  • Dishes and utensils
    (microwave-safe)
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Coffee maker
  • Chip clips
  • Can opener
  • Chargers
  • Cable for TV
  • Headphones
  • Command strips
  • Movies and board games
  • Bicycle and sports equipment

What not to bring

  • Toaster, convection and toaster ovens, candles, indoor grills, hot plates and space heaters.
  • A printer. Almost every building has one!
  • Animals, except fish.
  • Extra furniture, yet.
    Many Transy students bunk their beds to make room for futons or a chair, but we recommend getting settled on move-in day first. Supplied furniture (desks, desk chairs, etc.) cannot be removed from the room.

Housing and Residence Life Staff

Billie Jo Wood

  • Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life