Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the University parking lots located on Fourth Street and Upper Street and in the semi-circle in front of the Haupt Humanities building on North Broadway. Old Morrison Circle will be closed to parking.
Handicapped parking will be available and can be arranged ahead of time by contacting the Health and Wellness Center at (859) 281-3682. Public safety officers will have a motorized cart in the parking lot off Fourth Street behind the Mitchell Fine Arts Center for guests who need assistance.
Order your official commencement announcements by clicking here.
Students can buy caps and gowns at the bookstore for $48.76 including tax.
We are pleased to have an arrangement with Dan Silvestri of Impact Photography for our commencement photography. Mr. Silvestri has taken the class photo and photos of individual students crossing the stage to receive their diplomas for many years. Orders may be placed at any time by contacting Impact Photography at (859) 252-0725
Photos are priced as follows:
Pkg. 1: One 8x10” group graduation photo and one 5x7” individual graduate photo, $50
Pkg. 2: One 8x10” group graduation photo and three 5x7” individual graduate photos, $60
Pkg. 3: One 8x10” individual graduation photo and three 5x7” individual graduate photos, $70
One 8x10” group graduation photo, $40
One 5x7” individual graduate photo only, $35
Additional 5x7” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $15
Additional 8x10” individual graduate photo with any purchase above, $20
There are no videos for sale this year, as the university will not be filming commencement.
For questions, contact the Office of Communications at (859) 233-8120 or email@example.com.
Restrooms will be available on the ground level of Old Morrison; the Cowgill Center for Business, Economics, and Education; and the Brown Science Center.
A first aid station will be set up in front of the Cowgill Center.
A list of nearby hotels can be found here.
Students planning to graduate the following May need to submit an Application for Graduation by November 1.
Review this F.A.Q. for more information.
Following is a tentative schedule for our 2014 commencement. Please check back for updates. We hope you are planning to join us!
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Holleian Society Luncheon
President's Room, Forrer Hall
Campus Center Gym
Seniors only. Free hors d'oeuvres and sparkling cider; other refreshments available at additional cost.
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
William T. Young Campus Center
Graduates are required to come to the William T. Young Campus Center on Friday, May 23, at a time convenient to them between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At this event graduates will be given rain tickets, verify pronunciation of their names, and have an opportunity to order graduation photos. The Dean of Students office (859-233-8215) must be notified if a graduate is not able to attend the Senior Review.
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center
Seniors receiving awards will be notified by email prior to the event. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Seniors' Last Lecture
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center
Members of the senior class voted on the professor who will present their last lecture at Transylvania. Families and other guests are welcome to attend.
Senior-Parent Celebration (*Registration Required)
Rain location: William T. Young Campus Center
Join faculty, staff, and others in celebrating our graduates. Graduates and parents attend free. Additional tickets are $20.
Commencement Day Breakfast (*Registration Required)
Dining Center, Forrer Hall
Graduates attend free. All other tickets are $6.25 each.
Senior Group Photo and Commencement Instructions for Graduates
Graduates, wearing caps and gowns, will assemble on the Beck Center steps for a group photo. After the picture is taken, graduates will go directly to Haggin Auditorium where the Commencement Marshal will give full instructions for the procession, seating, procedure for receiving diploma, and recession. All graduates must be on time for this, as the process must be perfectly understood and observed by all.
Old Morrison Lawn
Commencement speaker: Gov. Steve Beshear
Student speaker: Alex Schmitt
Honorary degree recipients: Dr. Lula Morton Drewes '67 and Patrick H. Molloy '63; Michael Mitchell '63 will receive the President's Award
Chairs will be provided. The outdoor commencement is expected to accommodate all guests of graduates. In case of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center. Each graduate will receive four rain tickets at the Senior Review for guest seating. If it rains, guests with tickets will be admitted to the Beck Center beginning at 8 a.m. After 9:15 a.m., guests without tickets will be admitted. Seats are not reserved.
Immediately following the commencement ceremony. Everyone is welcome.
Anyone needing special seating should contact the Health and Wellness Center at (859) 281-3682 by Friday, May 23. If a special need arises on Commencement Day, please contact any Transylvania staff member.
Transylvania University admits students regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.