For Easter term 2021, students are not permitted to leave the Domain and return without a quarantine unless it is for same-day essential travel. Students who choose to travel away from Sewanee for a non-essential reason must quarantine away from campus for 7 days before returning.

This information is current as of 9 a.m. on March 26, 2021.

required forms (please see details below)
Leaving Campus without Quarantine

Students are not permitted to leave the Domain unless it is for essential travel. Essential travel consists of:

  • Doctor appointment
  • Dentist appointment
  • Eye appointment
  • Mental health appointment
  • Prescription pick-up 
  • Fuel for vehicle in Monteagle only
  • Mandated court appearance
  • Emergency technology repair/needs 
  • Travel to and from your storage unit
  • Need for emergency/urgent medication or supplies outside of University Health Services business hours
  • COVID-19 vaccination (in local area)

If the above conditions apply to you, and if you will not be leaving campus and staying overnight (i.e., you can drive to your appointment and return to campus the same day), you may leave campus (only for one of the reasons above) and return without quarantining. However, you are required to complete this form before leaving. Failure to complete the form and/or dishonesty while completing the form may result in your being asked to study remotely and quarantine away from campus for 7 days, along with a referral to the Honor Council for incidents of dishonesty. (Quarantine period changed from 14 days to 7 days effective March 26, 2021.) Please remember this is to keep all of us as safe as possible. 

Unlike during the Advent semester, you will not be asking for permission to leave campus and will not receive an email back from the Dean of Students Office. You will simply be “registering” your trip off campus. We again trust that you will uphold the Honor Code and embody the spirit of EQB when registering your essential travel.

Overnight Leave Requiring Quarantine

Students who choose to travel away from Sewanee overnight for any reason (wedding, funeral, out-of-town medical appointment, personal reason) will be required to register their trip with the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Public Health. It is the responsibility of the individual student to inform their faculty, advisor, and area coordinator of their leave. 

Students who have taken leave must quarantine away from campus for 7 days and then (if symptom-free) schedule a return test from University Public Health on day 7 or after. A negative COVID-19 test is required before they will be permitted to return to their on-campus residence and in-person classes. Students must schedule their return for testing with the Office of Public Health (931.598.1010 or Testing hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Note: Quarantine period changed from 14 days to 7 days, effective March 26, 2021.)

The University is not responsible for any costs associated with elective travel away from or back to campus. Students will be responsible for their own lodging and transportation. Room and board refunds will not be given for students who elect to leave campus during the semester.

After testing, students must remain away from campus and from others while they wait for their test results. If students have their own car, they can leave campus while they wait for their results, provided they stay away from others, do not eat inside restaurants, etc. 

If you have been away from campus, have tested and are waiting for your results, and do not have a car or a place to wait off campus, the University is providing a waiting room (with snacks!) in the Bishop’s Common. Students who need to remain on campus to wait for their results must go straight there and remain there until they receive a negative test result. Students should use the front entrance of the Bishop’s Common and follow the directional signs to the waiting room.