The University celebrates Foundation Day on Friday, Sept. 20. Dr. Sylvia Earle, arguably the world’s best-known oceanographer, will be the speaker at Foundation Day Convocation, which coincides with Family Weekend and will include the induction of new members into the Order of the Gown.
Sewanee students will perform a reading of Elyzabeth Wilder’s play Gee’s Bend, commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare company and winner of the 2008 Osborn Award Award from the American Theater Critics Association.
Richard Cellini, founder of the Georgetown Memory Project, will deliver a lecture examining the complicity of American universities in the antebellum slave economy, and its implications for members of these university communities today.
The University of the South officially welcomed more than 450 members of the Class of 2023 and other new students to the University.
The 2019 summer season found Sewanee faculty, staff, and students fully engaged in a variety of environmental activities on campus and around the globe.