First Engagements

Transylvania’s New Student Orientation

There is much to look forward to during your first year at Transy! The First Engagements Week helps incoming first-year and transfer students become familiar with the campus experience and the many resources and programs available to them. 

The First Engagements Course gives new students their first experience in a college class. Your First Engagements professor will serve as your academic adviser for your first year at Transy. This is your opportunity to get acclimated to campus!

two lines of students shaking hands
A new class of pioneers participate in the Greet Line, a Transylvania tradition!

For Parents & Families

Your involvement is important to student success. We invite parents and families to participate in campus activities including Family Weekend, lectures, concerts, plays and sporting events. You can keep up to date through our events calendar1780 blog and stay in touch through our parent portal.

Students moving in to campus residence halls
New students move to campus in August 2019.


August 23th, 2024
New Student Move-In
Parent & Family Sessions

August 24 – 25th, 2024
New Student Orientation

August 26 – 29th, 2024
First Engagements Course

September 3rd, 2023
Fall Term Classes Begin


Ashley Hill
Assistant Dean of Students and
Director of Student Wellbeing
Phone: 859-233-8464