This email was sent to students in the College and in the School of Theology on Friday, March 26.

March 26, 2021

Dear Students,

Tennessee has announced that all adults (and minors over age 16) will become eligible for vaccination against COVID-19 on or before Monday, April 5. This is incredibly exciting news. Please read this email carefully.

Vaccinations Off Campus

Effective immediately, students are permitted to leave campus to be vaccinated, as long as the trip does not require an overnight stay off campus. Vaccines are available at all county health departments as well as through a variety of local pharmacies and community providers. To find a vaccination site near Sewanee, use Please remember to register your trip off campus with the Dean of Students Office by completing this form. When you are fully vaccinated, submit documentation of your vaccination to

University-Provided Vaccinations

The University Wellness Center expects to receive as many as 300 Johnson & Johnson vaccinations next week. Based on their arrival, the University Wellness Center will communicate how and when vaccinations will be provided to students. These vaccinations are FREE to all students. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive this vaccination.

In addition, the University will provide transportation by bus for up to 100 students per day beginning April 5 to Walgreens in Decherd to receive Moderna vaccinations. Walgreens requires students to bring the following on the day of vaccination:

  • Proof of health insurance, if available
  • Identification (i.e., drivers license or passport) 
  • NOTE: Students do NOT need insurance to get a vaccine. Vaccinations are FREE.

Information on when and how to obtain a vaccination at the University Wellness Center, as well as registering for the bus trip to Winchester, will be provided next week.

Vaccine Information Sessions

Students seeking additional information about vaccination may meet with the Public Health team via Zoom on Tuesday, March 30, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Thursday, April 1, between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. You are encouraged to drop in and get your questions answered. 

Please know that surveillance testing, the 3W’s, travel restriction, and all other COVID-19 protocols remain in effect regardless of vaccination status. We encourage all of you to obtain your COVID-19 vaccination with the options described above. This is a fortunate development for all of us at Sewanee!  

The Public Health Team
The University Wellness Center
Dean of Students Office