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.
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.
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.
Transylvania Residence Hall Rates & Amenities 2021-2022 First-Year Housing
|Single Gender Floors||Single Gender Floors|
|Co-Educational Floors||Co-Educational Floors||Co-Educational Floors|
|Recreational Areas||Recreational Areas||Recreational Areas||Recreational Areas|
|Private or Suite Bathrooms||Private or Suite Bathrooms||Private or Suite Bathrooms||Private or Suite Bathrooms|
|XL Twin Beds||XL Twin Beds||XL Twin Beds||XL Twin Beds|
|Desks & Chairs||Desks & Chairs||Desks & Chairs||Desks & Chairs|
|Closets & Wardrobes||Closets & Wardrobes||Closets & Wardrobes||Closets & Wardrobes|
|Vending Machines||Vending Machines||Vending Machines|
|Ice Machines||Ice Machines||Ice Machines||Ice Machines|
|Lounge with TV||Lounge with TV||Lounge with TV|
|Study Space||Study Space||Study Space||Study Space|
|ADA Accessible Rooms||ADA Accessible Rooms||ADA Accessible Rooms|
|Common Kitchen||Common Kitchen||Common Kitchen|
|Laundry Facilities||Laundry Facilities||Laundry Facilities||Laundry Facilities|
|Smoke-free Environments||Smoke-free Environments||Smoke-free Environments||Smoke-free Environments|
|Wireless Internet & Cable Included||Wireless Internet & Cable Included||Wireless Internet & Cable Included||Wireless 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.
Meal Plans 2021-2022
You can choose from a variety of meal plans to meet your individual dining needs
|Plan Meals||Dining Dollars||Cost|
|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!
- 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
- 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’)
- Mini fridge (max. 3.2 cubic ft.)
- Microwave (max. 700 watts)
- Computer or laptop
- Class essentials: backpack, notebooks, pens/pencils, folders, highlighters, index cards, etc.
- Weekly planner (trust us on this one)
- Loose-leaf paper
- Flash drive
- Reusable water bottle and travel mug
- Personal hygiene products:
toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, etc.
- Medications and first aid kit
- Shower caddy, shoes, towels and shower/hair supplies
- Hand sanitizer
- Umbrella, raincoat and rain boots
- Dishes and utensils
- Dish soap and sponge
- Coffee maker
- Chip clips
- Can opener
- Cable for TV
- 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