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Visit Options at Transylvania

We are delighted that you plan to visit Transy, and we want your experience to be the best that it can be. Pictures can show you our beautiful buildings and well-manicured lawns, but they only tell part of the story. Visiting campus is the only way to get a true feel for the congenial spirit of our campus.

We offer four visit options:

  • Weekday Visits
  • Overnight Visits
  • Preview Days
  • Group Visits
  • Receptions
Weekday visits during the academic year

Transylvania's admissions office is open for visits Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT while classes are in session. You're welcome any day of the week; however, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are the best days to attend a class that might interest you. Please plan to spend at least half a day on campus.

Our Campus Visit Coordinator will work closely with you to arrange a visit to fit your interests.  To schedule your visit, please contact her at (859) 233-8242 or (800) 872-6798.

Weekday visits during the summer

Transylvania admissions office is open for visits Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours are offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and include a walking tour of campus and a meeting with an admissions counselor. Please plan to spend about two hours on campus.


The Senior Experience

Graduation year 2016 or earlier

Are you graduating soon from high school, or have you already graduated? This visit option is for you! You'll meet Transylvania students, chat with a professor, and find out where a Transylvania education can take you.

What you'll do:

The Junior Experience

Graduation year 2017 or later

Or the Sophomore Experience. Or the Freshman Experience. No matter your graduation year, we're glad you're considering Transylvania! Come visit us to see all we have to offer.

What you'll do:

For more information or for help scheduling a visit, please call the admissions office at (800) 872-6798 or (859) 233-8242.

Overnight Visits

Many students wish to take advantage of our overnight visit program. An overnight will provide you with the best overall view of Transylvania because you can experience both the academic and social sides of campus life. We have a group of students, admissions ambassadors, who have an extra bed in their room just for you—no sleeping on the floor at Transy!

Space is limited, so we ask that you speak directly with our campus visit coordinator to schedule your overnight experience. She can be reached at (800) 872-6798 or (859) 233-8242.

Overnight visits are only available for Seniors and only during the academic year.

Schedule your unforgettable overnight visit for one of the following dates in 2015:

Thursday, September 17
Tuesday, September 22
Tuesday, September 29

Thursday, October 1
Tuesday, October 6
Thursday, October 8
Tuesday, October 13
Thursday, October 22
Tuesday, October 27
Thursday, October 29

Tuesday, November 2
Thursday, November 5
Thursday, November 12
Tuesday, November 17
Thursday, November 19

Tuesday, December 1
Thursday, December 3
Tuesday, December 8

Overnight dates for Winter Term 2016 will be posted in January.

On-Campus Events

During the academic year, Transylvania offers a variety of on-campus events such as fall, spring and admitted student preview days for prospective students and their families. Activities include campus and residence hall tours, student panel discussions, faculty presentations, and opportunities to learn about scholarships, athletics, and campus life in general.

Fall 2015 Preview Days

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

November 14

Transylvania University's Fall Preview Days will provide you with a dynamic learning experience on our vibrant campus in the heart of Lexington. You will learn more about our academic programs, how we can help you discover a career or prepare you for graduate school, scholarships and financial aid, athletics, and student life. You will meet members of our campus community including faculty, administration and current students. Also, join us for lunch and a campus tour.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admission at (859) 233-8242, or e-mail at admissions@transy.edu.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, please call the admissions office at (800) 872-6798 or (859) 233-8242

TU Group Visit Policy

Transylvania University welcomes you and your student group to our campus.

We can accommodate chaperoned groups of high school students in 9th grade and above. Group size is limited to no more than 50 people (including chaperones). We request a 10:1 student to chaperone ratio.

Group visits are offered Tuesday and Thursday, and we require at least two weeks’ notice.
During your visit, your group will meet with an admission counselor for an admissions presentation and will go on a campus tour. Please let us know if there are specific topics you would like us to address with your group.

To schedule your group’s tour, please contact us at (859) 233-8242.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Transylvania University will be coming to many areas around the state. Join us for light dessert and chat with us about academic programs, student life activities, the application process and scholarships. Meet representatives from all around campus including professors, coaches, admissions counselors and students.

Tuesday, October. 13 - Downtown Venue Group, Ashland, KY | Register

Thursday, October 15 - Newport Aquarium, Newport, KY | Register

Thursday, October 29 - Marriott East, Louisville, KY | Register

Thursday, November 5 - Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg, KY | Register

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