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Transylvania University to open two new residence halls

Will house 280 students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2017) — Transylvania University will open two new residence halls this week, as part of the completion of a series of construction and renovation projects.

thumbnail_Bassett (left) and Pioneer hallsThe new facilities, which will each house around 140 students, are each four stories. The first two floors of Pioneer Hall will be home to members of Transylvania’s four fraternities. Bassett Hall will offer suite-style living for upper-class students.

Both are coed and feature lounges, laundry facilities and community kitchens. Each room has Tempur-Pedic mattresses and ceiling fans.

Bassett is named after James E. “Ted” Bassett III, a lifetime member of Transylvania’s Board of Trustees. He contributed the project’s initial leadership gift.

These additions complement a similar residence hall, Dalton-Voigt, which opened in fall of 2015 and houses sorority members on the first two floors. Nearby Thomson Hall opened in 2008.

Most residents of Bassett and Pioneer halls will begin moving in Friday as they return for the beginning of winter term Monday.

In addition to the new residence halls, the university recently turned a large area in front of the new facilities into green space and opened a nearby pavilion and basketball and sand volleyball courts.