Big changes are taking place on Transylvania’s campus over this winter break, with one of the biggest being the relocation of the university’s primary dining facility from the Forrer Hall cafeteria to the Rafskeller. While students, faculty and staff are away over winter break, the Raf is being expanded to accommodate daily campus dining for the duration of the Campus Center construction project.
In addition to a new kitchen and serving stations, a number of spaces near the Raf are getting makeovers to provide seating for diners. That means new paint on the walls and new signs will be in place to greet students when they return to campus in January.
The update also provides an opportunity for alumni and others to bring a little bit of the “old” Raf home with them. As part of Transy’s year-end appeal, donors can earn a chance to win the Rafskeller sign that hung on the outside of the Mitchell Fine Arts Center for years.
“We debuted text-to-give as an easier and faster way for our alumni to give. As a thank you for the support we’ve received this year we are giving away the Raf sign,” explains Danielle Evans ’17, assistant director of donor engagement at Transylvania.
“Any gift of $25 or more made between Dec. 18 and the end of the year — Dec. 31 — will get your name put in a drawing to be the new sign owner,” Evans said. To be eligible to win the Raf sign, just send a text to give to Transy.
Text-to-give is simple: To make a donation, text the keyword RAF to 859-209-3640 and follow the prompts you receive via your phone.
If you’re lucky, you may just end up with your very own barn wood Raf sign to help you relive all those meals in MFA, while helping support current Pioneers with your gift.