- Pre-health info emails
If you missed the first-year pre-health meeting on Aug. 23, please see Charlotte Taraba in BSC 111 to get on the pre-health email list. Emails are sent to students with information from the Pre-Health Committee about various meetings that relate to their health care area of interest. For more information, contact Charlotte Taraba
- Residence hall construction update
The majority of the work left to do on the residence halls is on the interior. The grading for the basketball and volleyball courts is underway, and the asphalt surface for the basketball court is down. Over the next two weeks, the equipment for the sports courts will be installed and the sidewalks poured. Also, the pavilion will be constructed and the lawn area in front of Thomson Hall will be completed. For more informaton contact Darrell Banks
- Nurse practitioner August term schedule
The Nurse practitioner will be on campus from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18, 22, 26, 31 and Sept. 1. Her office is in Forrer Hall, across from the residence life offices. Please contact Ashley Hill
if you have any questions.
- Anti-theft tips
After parking your vehicle, please make sure you remove all valuables, including those in the trunk, and lock your doors. Also, please lock all bicycles to a bike rack (making sure the chain or other type of lock secures the frame and not just a tire to the rack). Please report any suspicious people to DPS. For more information, contact Chief Gregg Muravchick
- Unlearn Fear + Hate art project
Check out this video
of yesterday's press conference, where professors Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova unveiled an interactive public artwork: Unlearn Fear + Hate. The project will have a wide-ranging impact on Transy and the Lexington community.
- Welcome new employees
Among the employees starting at Transy as the new school year gets underway are: Kevin Calhoun, part-time head coach, tennis (8/8); Zack Getsee, head coach, baseball (8/18); Laura Rudolph, director of enrollment communications (8/15); Michelle Thompson, assistant director of campus engagement (9/1); and Hunter Williams, director of campus and community engagement (8/8).
- Beck Center August term hours
Beginning Monday, Beck Center August term hours will be: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 3-6 p.m. The facility will close for Labor Day weekend on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. and reopen for the fall semester on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Kyle Dunaway
- Residence Life and Housing department moves to Forrer
The Department of Residence Life and Housing has moved to Forrer Hall on the ground floor by the campus nurse and Back Desk.
- Extra copies of August term book available
As part of August term/First Engagements, all incoming students are reading "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Stop by the Campus Center Information Desk to pick up a free copy of the book! For more information, contact Michael Covert
- Gmail accounts compromised (updated link)
We've seen a number of our @transy.edu Gmail accounts compromised in the last few days. Go here
for more information.
- Ashley Gutshall Hill named director of student wellbeing
After a national search process, the dean of students office is pleased to announce that Ashley Gutshall Hill has been named the director of student wellbeing (Health and Wellness). She will assume her new duties today. For more information, contact Michael Covert
- Renew Kroger Community Rewards by Aug. 31
Those groceries in your cart translate into money for scholarships when you designate Transylvania as the charity affiliated with your Kroger Plus Card. Be sure to enroll or renew
the charity information for your Plus Card before Aug. 31. Just go online
and choose Transylvania University as the charity you'd like to support. Or register by phone (1-800-KROGERS, option #3) and use our organization code 10848. Thank you for supporting Transy! For more information, contact Amy Bridges
- Old Morrison lighting retrofit
We are excited to announce that the Green Revolving Loan Fund committee has approved funding for a lighting retrofit project in Old Morrison. The project will take about six or seven weeks to complete. The existing fixtures and lenses will remain, but all fluorescent tubes will be replaced with new energy-efficient LED lighting. A member of PPD will coordinate scheduling with individual departments in advance. For more information, contact Norman Mudd
- Contact for Residence Life Back Desk in Forrer Hall
Please contact Hannah Piechowski
if you have any questions or needs concerning the Back Desk in Forrer Hall, including resident mail.
- Early arrival request
Students who need to arrive before the designated dates should complete a Housing Request Form
. Once a request is received, verification from the office requesting the early arrival will be requested by the Department of Residence Life and Housing. If an office has a list of students who will need access to check-in prior to the designated dates, please send that to Hannah Piechowski
- Fall 2016 resident move-in dates
First-year students move to campus on Aug. 12. They will receive detailed instructions before August regarding their time to move in, what to bring, traffic patterns, parking, etc. Returning students move to campus Sept. 4 and 5. Students returning to the 4th Street Apartments are eligible to arrive as early as Sept. 1. All returning residents will receive detailed information about their move-in in August.
- Kenan Grant for Pioneer Pathway Program
about the $71,000 Kenan Grant for black male students.
- Crimson Card name changes
Beginning today, tender names for money on Crimson Cards will change. Points will be called Crimson Cash. Bonus Bucks will now be called Dining Dollars. For more information, contact Shawn Singleton
- Back Circle parking restriction
Beginning the night of June 28, there will be no parking behind the Campus Center area near the loading dock, including the parking spots near the two rear doors to the Back Circle area of Forrer Hall and the two parking spots closest to the entrance of the construction gate near the middle circle. These parking spots will be blocked until the construction is completed. If you have any questions, please contact Chief Muravchick
- Transy Community Garden
The "Secret Garden" functionality of the Transy Community Garden behind Poole is fully operational for Summer 2016! Take your lunch out there, or just sit on the porch and ponder the wonders of growing plants in the city. For even more mental health benefits, feel free to pull a few weeds around the tomatoes or the kale, or hoe some weeds in the paths! Mulberries are ripe now and wild raspberries, lettuce and kale should be ready toward late June. Grapes and other things should come in around mid July. For more information, contact Eva Csuhai
- Dalton-Voigt parking, side entrance restrictions
No vehicles are allowed to park on the side of Dalton-Voigt near the cooling tower. This area is being renovated and will be under construction. Starting Monday, students will not be able to use the side entrance of Dalton-Voigt due to construction, unless it's an emergency. Please use the main doors to enter and exit the building. For more information, contact Chief Muravchick