Important Notices

  • The University conducted required screening tests for all students during the week of Aug. 30, after several students tested positive. The screening tests were to help determine the prevalence of the virus on campus and inform our planning going forward. The final test results (an overall positivity rate of 3%) were such that a planned second week of testing was canceled. 
  • For the fall 2021 semester: The University now requires all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Aug. 23, 2021, gave its first full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, declaring it a milestone toward “altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.” 
    • The campus-wide COVID-19 vaccination requirement goes into full effect on Oct. 8, 2021 (date change announced Sept. 22). By that date, all students, faculty, and staff must have received either at least one shot of a two-dose regimen (for Pfizer and Moderna) or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Exceptions will be made for legitimate medical and religious reasons.
    • The COVID-19 pandemic remains an ongoing public health concern, and we recognize that circumstances could change before or during the semester; the University will continue to monitor federal, state, and local conditions and may adjust its policies as needed. 
  • On Aug. 2, 2021, the University issued an updated masking policy for the Domain effective Aug 3, 2021. The updated policy was based on the most recent CDC guidance for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
    Note: This was emailed to the University community and as indicated, this update includes a change in the masking policy. All students, employees, and visitors must wear face coverings/masks over their nose and mouth when they are in public spaces inside all University buildings. While outdoors, masks are not required unless otherwise indicated by the University.
  • The University's weekly dashboard provides updated information on vaccination rates and COVID-19 test results for students and employees. 
  • Please see the FAQ for more information.
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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.