Communications about spring semester 2022 to members of the University community, sharing information on COVID-19 efforts, health and travel guidance, and academic programming.

 This information is current as of 2:15 p.m. on March 4, 2022.

Updates to Faculty, Staff, and Community

March 4: Updated Masking Policy

Based on a review of the CDC’s new three-level system, which revises guidance on indoor masking, and given that our four-county area is, as of March 3, all in the “yellow” category, the University has made a change to its masking policy.

Jan. 26: Limited employee testing at SMDL; other campus updates

Acting Vice-Chancellor Nancy Berner shares news about testing at the Sewanee Molecular Diagnostics Lab along with updates about the strategic planning process.

Jan. 19: COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinic Jan. 20

The University and Walgreens will bring COVID-19 vaccines to campus from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Room 203 of the Wellness Center. The University strongly encourages all eligible students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot as soon as possible. The COVID-19 shots are free. 

Jan. 12: Students are back; updated testing information

The Vice-Chancellor pro tem updates information about testing and the COVID dashboard; KN95 masks are available to employees. Winter Convocation and MLK events are upcoming this week on campus.

Jan. 5: Spring semester protocols, boosters, and testing

Vice-Chancellor pro tempore Nancy Berner shares plans for students returning to campus and encourages vaccine boosters for those eligible. In other campus news, the University’s starting hourly wage has increased to $12, effective Jan. 1.

Jan. 3: Information sent to students

Faculty and staff received a copy of the letter sent to students in preparation for the start of the spring semester.

Dec. 15: Leadership transition and initial planning for spring semester

Provost Nancy Berner shares initial plans for next semester (masks required, boosters strongly encouraged, students will be tested before they return) and reminds us that the Regents remain committed to the University’s priorities so that strategic planning can continue. And there’s progress on the new cell tower!