Schedule a Campus Visit

Campus Visit Notice as of July 27:

Transylvania has officially resumed daily summer campus visits weekdays from Monday to Friday with limited availability from July 20 to August 14.

Please, note, as of July 27, all summer campus tours are full, but you are welcome to check back for cancellations. Campus visits will return after the University's staggered campus move-in and orientation for returning and first-year students tentatively in mid-September with the start of the new academic year.

Several virtual options are still availabl
e, including one-on-one sessions with your admissions counselor, walking a self-guided on-campus tour and viewing an interactive virtual campus map. You can find these options at

For more information and updates related to our university's response to COVID-19, please visit our health updates at At any time, opening procedures or availability may change as needed to adapt with state guidance.

We are delighted that you plan to visit Transy! Pictures can show you our beautiful campus, but they only tell part of the story. Visiting is the only way to get a true feel for the spirit of our campus.

What to Expect During Your Visit

At Transylvania, your safety is paramount. During this time, we are taking extra precautions to keep you and your family, as well as our faculty, staff and students safe. This means that the campus visit will feature several different expectations than it has previously.

>> Registration

Starting July 20, two tour times will be available per day, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

Each tour time is limited to one student registrant plus family guests. Family guests are defined as a group of primary household individuals who are not expected to meet the six-foot-social distancing guidelines. Guests outside the student's primary household are not permitted to attend.

Visit days will be added to the calendar only two to three weeks out in an effort to be sensitive to potential new state-wide regulations and orders based on COVID-19 developments. At any time, opening procedures or availability may change as needed to adapt with state guidance.

>> Expectations While on Campus

Students and family visitors will be expected to adhere to new Transylvania standards developed for all staff, faculty and students on campus to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 transmission. 

Requirements for the visit include:

  • Required wearing of a mask for the duration of the visit (personal or provided by Admissions upon arrival)
  • A symptom assessment of visitors prior to arrival  
  • Adherence to six feet social distancing
  • Maintaining proper hand hygiene by washing hands or utilizing hand sanitizer provided on campus and refraining from touching surfaces while in academic and residential buildings
The Office of Admissions lobby will be closed, but restrooms will be available in the Glenn Welcome Center. Guidance regarding parking, arrival and the tour meeting location will be provided via email and text upon registration. 

We highly recommend you check the weather forecast in Lexington in advance of your visit. You may need to bring items such as a raincoat or umbrella, which we are unable to hand out during the visit.

Tour guides will be utilizing transparent face shields or face masks along with voice boosters for audio to help maintain an accessible visit experience for those in the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

You can read more visit expectations at our Healthy at Transy website.

>> Features of the Tour

The daily campus visit experience includes:

  • A 90-minute walking tour of academic and residential campus (including dorm room) with a student admissions ambassador,
  • A 30-minute virtual admissions session with an admissions counselor, and
  • A personalized pre-packaged Transylvania bag featuring brochures, a special visit t-shirt and lanyard

Optional virtual meetings may also be requested as part of your visit experience based on individual availability.

>> How to Schedule

On the calendar below, select a preferred date and time and fill out the form when prompted. Please note that your arrival time may vary from the tour time you select based on the custom visit options you choose and the availability of our admissions and student staff. Prior to your visit, you will receive an itinerary email that will detail your arrival time, details about the visit and your full schedule.

All visits are first come, first served and no exceptions outside of these tour times can be made.

>> Advanced Notice and Cancellation/Rescheduling

We request a minimum of 48 hours notice of your intended date to visit to prepare your schedule. Please know that each individual schedule is handcrafted by our staff and personalized for you and your family. Because of COVID-19, we must work with several on-campus partners such as housekeeping, to maintain cleanliness and prepare for each individual visit.

We will do our best to accommodate your requests but cannot make any guarantees.

We ask that if you are unable to attend a scheduled visit or you or a guest has begun to display COVID-19 related symptoms, please contact the office and notify our staff of your change of plans. You can contact the campus visit team by emailing or by calling (859) 233-8242.

Options besides the Campus Visit

We know that you and your family may still be reticent to explore a college campus during business hours. This is why we are providing several campus visit and admissions counselor meeting alternatives during this time:

  • Self-Guided Campus Tour - If you prefer to see campus on foot, but want to do so after hours or on weekends, Transylvania has developed a GPS-guided mobile-only tour for your enjoyment! The tour discusses all the primary locations visited on a traditional campus tour, while also providing audio, video, photos and more at each location stop. You can start your independent walking tour by visiting the front doors of the Glenn Welcome Center, scan the QR code or type in the URL, and begin exploring campus! 
  • Virtual Campus Interactive Map - Explore your way around Transylvania's campus using our interactive map. You'll be able to click around campus at our various buildings on the academic and residential side of campus, as well as view photos and videos at each location.
  • Video Campus Tour - Prefer being led by a student around campus? We enlisted Emily, Lindsey and Ryan, three of our current students, to do just that! Follow each of them along the traditional campus tour route through our academic and residential side of campus. The great part? See what you want and skip what you don't! You can craft the tour specifically to your wants and needs.
  • One-on-One Counselor Sessions - You can still have your one-one-one prospective student admissions session even without visiting campus - by scheduling one virtually! Clicking on the link will help you determine who your counselor is and schedule a time and date that works for you and your family. Please note, Transylvania is located in the Eastern Time Zone(If you are a Fall 2020 admitted student, we recommend you reach out to schedule a meeting with your counselor personally.)
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