Important Notices

  • Planning for the fall 2021 semester:  The University has planned for a return to in-person classes and labs, a full slate of lectures, performances, and social activities, and a complete schedule of athletic competitions. The COVID-19 pandemic remains an ongoing public health concern, so the University will continue to monitor federal, state, and local conditions and may adjust its policies before or during the semester to keep our campus and community as safe and healthy as possible.
    • During the previous academic year, the University's COVID-19 strategy centered on required regular screening tests for all students and employees, limiting travel off campus, and emphasizing the 3W's (wear your mask, wash your hands, watch your distance). With vaccines readily available, the University’s approach for fall 2021 has shifted to strongly encouraging all students and employees to get vaccinated, requiring weekly COVID-19 screening tests for unvaccinated students, and asking that all students and employees take individual responsibility for their health. Individuals need to decide for themselves the risks they are willing to accept regarding potential exposure to COVID-19.
    • The University recommends that both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated students and employees monitor and follow the latest CDC guidance—including the recommendation that unvaccinated people wear masks while in indoor public places. Some faculty members may require masks in their classrooms, laboratories, and offices. Likewise, organizers may require masking at certain events, activities, and gatherings. And in the spirit of EQB, all individuals will be supported in making choices based on individual preference, health profile, and circumstances.
  • On May 14, 2021, the University issued an updated masking policy for the Domain.
    Note: This was emailed to the University community and as indicated, this update includes a change in the masking policy.
READ fall 2021 UPDATES FOR undergraduate STUDENTS
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Important Information

Frequently Asked Questions: college

As our plans for the fall 2021 semester evolve, these FAQs help to provide our students and families with the most current information.

Frequently Asked Questions: Employees

Useful resources for employees including FAQs, interim policies, testing information, and links to health information resources.

Campus Visitors & Prospective Students

Campus is open to visitors! We are offering self-guided and guided tours to high school students of all ages in the morning and afternoon. Can't make it to campus? Check out our virtual visit options. 

Sewanee Emergency Fund

The Sewanee Emergency Relief Fund provides flexible support for University students, faculty, staff, and the Sewanee community affected by COVID-19. The fund is administered by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and the Dean of Students Office.