Communications about spring semester 2021 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 3 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021.
(See updates from fall semester 2020)

Updates to Faculty, Staff, and Community

Jan. 15: COVID-19 testing for employees

Human Resources sent a notice about faculty and staff testing Jan. 20-22. A signed consent form and employee ID will be required.

Jan. 13: Student move-in and an update on spring sports

Provost Berner shares the communication sent to students about the COVID-19 testing and move-in process, and updates information about Athletics and Admission.

Jan. 6: Employee COVID testing begins in two weeks; students will return Jan. 27-31

Provost Nancy Berner will have more information next week about the spring semester. University employees will all be tested for COVID-19 before students return to campus.

Dec. 16: Winter testing, SMDL, new vaccines

The provost answers some questions about the new Sewanee Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and shares information about the two vaccines that are in the news.

Dec. 9: Planning for students to return

Provost Nancy Berner has more news about planning for students’ return next semester as well as the change in quarantine guidance. The SAA presidents will allow student-athletes who play fall and winter sports to compete in the spring semester; there will be new protocols at Sewanee.

Dec. 9: Fall & Winter Athletics

Following the Southern Athletic Association Council of Presidents’ vote to allow fall and winter sports student-athletes to compete in the spring 2021 semester, the University announced precautionary measures for its teams with the goal of keeping student-athletes, coaches, and game staff safe while limiting exposure to COVID-19. 

Dec. 4: Updated CDC guidance for quarantine

The University’s public health team informed faculty and staff of new guidance from the CDC regarding quarantine periods for those exposed to someone with COVID-19.