Living Off Campus
Transylvania's small, tightly knit campus provides many opportunities for students living off campus to be part of the Transylvania community. Commuter students are encouraged to get involved in activities outside of the classroom.
As a commuter student, you can join various student organizations and groups and attend all university events open to students. Make Transylvania your home away from home, and find out more about campus involvement opportunities.
Some commuter-specific information is listed below.
Commuter students may obtain a parking permit to park in any general parking lot on campus. Parking permits are $30 and may be obtained at any time during the school year. For more information contact the Department of Public Safety at (859) 233-8118.
Transylvania's dining service provides three meals a day in Forrer Dining Center for resident and commuter students, faculty and staff, and campus visitors. Breakfast and lunch are also served in the Rafskeller Grill. In addition, students may put money on their Crimson Card that may be used in Forrer Dining Center, the Rafskeller, Jazzman's café, and the 1780 Café, a late-night hangout. For more information about using the Crimson Card on campus, contact Office Services at (859)233-8154.
Computer labs for commuter student use are available 24 hours a day in the lower level of Forrer Hall, off of the main lobby of Clay/Davis Halls, and in Poole and Hazelrigg Halls. Access during late hours can be coordinated through the Residence Life Office or Department of Public Safety.
Commuters can use laundry facilities in Forrer and Clay/Davis residence halls from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Machines cost $1 to wash or dry and accept coins and Crimson Cards.
There are a number of study areas on campus available to commuter students. They include:
- Library study carols
- Campus Center canteen and conference rooms (when not reserved)
- Residence hall lobbies
After-hours study areas include:
- Conference Room B
- Breezeway between the Campus Center and Forrer Hall
- Forrer Hall front and back lobbies
Commuter students wanting to receive campus mailings may obtain a commuter mailbox in the William T. Young Campus Center. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to sign up for a box within the first week of fall term class; however, you may request a box at anytime during the school year.
All mail being sent to a commuter student should be marked COMMUTER to eliminate delays in delivery. Oversized mail will be placed behind the Campus Center front desk, and a notification will be placed in your mailbox for pickup. Mailboxes should be checked and emptied once a week.
To sign up for or cancel mail service, contact Marian Baker at (859) 233-8215, or stop by her office in the Campus Center.