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.
The 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.
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.