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Residence Life F.A.Q.

Do freshman have to live on campus?

Transylvania University requires all students who are not living at home, who are not 21, who are not married and who are not seniors to live on campus. Approximately 98% of first-year students live in residence halls.

What is percentage of students living on campus?

Transylvania is a residential campus and approximately 80% of our 1,100 students live on campus.

I have applied for admission. Does that not also count as an application for on campus housing?

No. Housing forms will be sent to high school seniors after the students submit their $200 enrollment deposit. All first year students will receive housing.

When will I know if I have been assigned to University Housing?

New students will receive their housing assignments in early July. At that time, they will also receive the names and addresses of their new roommates.

Can I live with someone from my hometown?

Of course. Students may select a specific roommate by having each of the students wishing to room together request the other student on the housing application form.

What are the residence halls like?

Transylvania University has seven residence halls. Most rooms are for two people. Our first year residence halls for men and women are single sex. Those for upper classmen are co-ed by floor. There is always something going on in the residence halls for students whether it is residence hall activities, educational and recreational programs, or social and community service activities.

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