The latest communications about fall semester 2021 to Sewanee undergraduate students, sharing information on COVID-19 efforts, including vaccinations, testing, campus life, health and travel guidance, and academic programming.

 This information is current as of 10 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2021.

Updates for Undergraduate Students

Nov. 3: Vaccine clinics continue on campus

University Health Service has continued to partner with Walgreens to bring COVID-19 (Moderna and Pfizer) and flu vaccines to campus. COVID-19 boosters are also available. Several vaccine clinics have been held in October and on Nov. 3. 

Sept. 23: Procedures for class while isolating

Dean of the College Terry Papillon shared with students an email sent to faculty to help clarify procedures for students who need to isolate because of a positive COVID-19 test.

Sept. 22: Adjustments to vaccination policy

In a letter to campus, Vice-Chancellor Brigety announced  a few adjustments to the COVID-19 vaccination policy. Vaccination is required by Oct. 8.

Sept. 4: Vice-Chancellor Brigety explains updated COVID-19 policies

IMPORTANT: The vice-chancellor explains the University’s COVID-19 protocols for fall semester, and announces changes in procedures. 

Aug. 31: All students to be tested this week

The Office of Public Health sent a message to students announcing required screening testing this week, at no cost and regardless of vaccination status.

Aug. 26: COVID-19 vaccination required

Vice-Chancellor Brigety announced in a letter to campus that vaccination for COVID-19 will be required. The requirement goes into full effect on ­­­Oct. 5, 2021.

Aug. 2: Update to masking policy

The University's masking policy was updated effective Aug. 3, 2021.

July 30: Move-In Information and Procedures

All undergraduate students were emailed information about the move-in process and what returning to campus will look like in August.

July 19: Options for testing before arrival on campus

A letter to College students offered a streamlined process for "onboarding" testing and reminded them of the University's vaccination policy.

July 8: Vaccination policy reminder

A letter was sent to new and returning College students, reminding them of the University's vaccination policy.  

June 25: Vaccination and testing strategy for fall

A letter was sent to new and returning students, outlining the University's COVID-19 containment strategy for the fall semester. For the coming academic year, the University’s strategy will rely largely on vaccinations rather than weekly testing of all students.

April 12: Sewanee’s COVID-19 Planning for Fall 2021

As efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide continue to progress, Dean Papillon wrote students in the college to update them on the University's plans for the fall semester. Read more about important elements of our current plan plan for the fall.