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      Schedule a Campus Visit

      Campus Visit Notice:

      Campus Visits will continue to roll out available tour dates in short time spans in an effort to be sensitive to the current COVID-19 pandemic and Fayette County's status as a red zone county. Please check here for regular updates.

      Transy's Module schedule for 2020-21 limits how far in advance we can open visit availability. At any time, availability may change or visits may be cancelled as needed to adapt with state guidance and on-campus health needs.

      For more information and updates related to our university's response to COVID-19, please visit our Healthy at Transy updates. 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

      Tour times will be limited and available at varying times per day. Please check the calendar below.

      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 a maximum of one week at a time 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 and temperature check 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 (with optional 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. 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.

      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 features locations visited on a traditional campus tour, while also providing audio, photos and more. You can start your walking tour by visiting the front doors of the Glenn Welcome Center, 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? Follow three tour guides 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.
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