current status

most recent updates
  • Vice-Chancellor McCardell sent a message to students about returning to campus (May 27). As the University plans a return to in-person instruction in the fall, we are also necessarily paying attention to making sure our campus and local community remain healthy and safe.
  • Students who were not able to move out of their rooms have two options for retrieving their belongings. Learn more about each plan. If you do not need to retrieve your belongings, use this form to let us know. 
  • Commencement ceremonies for the School of Theology, the College, and the School of Letters had been scheduled for May 8 and 10. Special virtual presentations from All Saints' Chapel were shared with graduates on those days. Vice-Chancellor McCardell and Dean Alexander conferred degrees, and academic awards and honors were acknowledged. See the College and School of Theology video ceremonies. 
  • Sewanee has joined communities across the state and the country by following a Safer at Home protocol to combat the spread of COVID-19. It directs all Sewanee community members immediately to limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs.
  • Because the coronavirus has yet to peak in Tennessee and in many parts of the U.S., the University of the South has made the difficult decision to cancel or move online all summer programs this year. (April 16). Beginning Monday, March 30, all classes were delivered through remote learning for the remainder of the Easter Semester.

Important Information

University Updates

Read the email updates sent by the University about 2019 Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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.

Campus Visitors & Prospective Students

With news about the COVID-19 virus changing so rapidly, the University made the tough decision on March 14 to cancel all campus visits and events until further notice. This decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our students, staff, faculty, and the greater Sewanee community. The Office of Admission will continue to offer a variety of online visit options for anyone who would like to connect and learn more about Sewanee.

Sewanee Community Information

Sewanee’s geographic location requires that the University and the Sewanee community work together to reach out to all who live and work here and who provide services to the community.

COVID-19 Quick Links

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tennessee Department of Health and other agencies provide information and guidance to prevent community spread of COVID-19.