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Healthy at Transy

A Plan for Returning to Campus

Transylvania University will return to in-person instruction and resume on-campus housing along with full academic support services this August. Under the Healthy at Transy plan endorsed by the university’s Reopening Steering Committee, there is a clear understanding that we will all need to remain flexible in the face of changes necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Our return to campus includes a carefully considered reopening of our educational and co-curricular programs using the best evidence available to protect the health and safety of all members of the Transylvania community. 

Definitive medical information on the prevalence and virulence of COVID-19 is still changing. As a result, the planning assumptions we are making now may prove inaccurate and force a quick change in direction, such as a return to remote instruction for some or all of the fall term. A key to our success will be remaining adaptive to the evolving environment.

Guiding Principles

In our planning, we are guided by these principles to:

  • Base all decisions on protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Make decisions consistent with our mission as an institution
  • Sustain the quality and accessibility of our academic programs and student support services while remaining nimble and adaptive
  • Base our plans on the benchmarks and guidelines established by the federal and state governments.
  • Listen to our constituents
  • Communicate our plans to the Transylvania community and beyond

Our Healthy at Transy plan will be regularly updated as new information becomes available for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Please use this website as your source for the latest updates from Transylvania, and know that we look forward to this new school year and to bringing our campus community back together again.

Masks on Campus

Unless wearing a mask creates a serious health hazard, all students, employees, contractors and visitors to campus are required to wear a mask on campus.

Cover your nose and mouth indoors or outdoors any time that you expect to be within 6 feet or in direct contact with another person.

Masks are a protection for others and yourself. Others may have significant health issues that you are not aware of.

Masks are required:

  • When in an indoor space with more than one person
  • In a vehicle with two or more people
  • When you cant maintain 6 feet of distance outdoors
  • In a golf cart with two or more people

Masks are not required:

  • When in an enclosed indoor space alone (such as an office) or in your own residence hall room
  • When outside and more than 6 feet apart
  • Walking outside on campus alone


Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. ET

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