We welcome all of you who have been admitted to Sewanee. All of your hard work over the past four years has come to fruition. Now it's time to decide whether you'll spend the next four years diving into academic life, leading Sewanee Outing Program trips, getting to know professors over a cup of coffee at Stirling's, or forging exceptional friendships with folks from all around the globe. Actually, you don't have to decide: At Sewanee, you can do all that and more. Be ready to start the most exciting chapter of your life–today, right here at Sewanee. Please review Sewanee's deposit deadlines. Deposits are non-refundable after your deposit deadline.

Connect with Sewanee

Admitted Student Events

We are offering a variety of admitted student events in addition to what you see above to bring Sewanee to you, virtually. Some events are by invitation only. Feel free to reach out to your admission counselor if you have any questions about these events.

Daily Visits

We think it's important you step foot on campus and imagine yourself here. We offer guided and self-guided campus tours as well as virtual campus tours and information sessions.

Sewanee Sessions

We're offering a variety of webinars for admitted students and families to hear from a collection of students, faculty, and staff. Each Sewanee Session will be offered on Wednesday for an hour and can be viewed live from the comfort of your own home.

Sewanee Families

Welcome to the Sewanee family! We are excited that your student is considering Sewanee. To prepare for their transition to college (as well as yours), be sure to visit this link. See you on the Mountain soon.

Ask a Sewanee Student

Connect with the experts! Ask the important questions about campus life, living, dining, belonging, favorite spots on campus, weekend life, athletics, clubs and organizations, and so much more. 

Uncommon Air

There’s something different about the air up here, and we wanted to give you a taste of what it will be like when you arrive as a new student.

Arrival & orientation

We cannot wait to welcome you in August! Over multiple weeks, the Office of Residential Life will organize the arrival and move-in of incoming students to campus. Incoming students should consult with their admission counselor if they have questions regarding their arrival. 

  • New Students can participate in Finding Your Place, PRE, or their fall sport. Fall varsity athletes on the field hockey, football, soccer, and volleyball teams are unable to participate in FYP or PRE as this will conflict with pre-season practice. Read more on FYP & PRE below.
  • All incoming students will participate in New Student Orientation. 
  • Families are encouraged to attend New Family Orientation. 
  • International students should review arrival information from the Office of Global Citizenship. 
Finding Your Place  Aug. 10-19, 2022
PRE Aug. 17-19, 2022

New Family Orientation

Aug. 20-21, 2022

New Student Orientation

Aug. 20-23, 2022

First Day of Classes Aug. 24, 2022

Enrollment Checklist

What's more real than your very own Sewanee email address and student ID? Pay your enrollment deposit and get started on your Enrollment Checklist! By helping you complete the heavy lifting now, Sewanee's comprehensive enrollment checklist allows you to focus on the hard stuff before move-in this August. Login to your Applicant Status Page to begin working on your Enrollment Checklist. The checklist will go live for all deposited students in late February and continue to populate new enrollment forms though August.

A sample of Your Enrollment Checklist 
  • Activate your Sewanee Email account.
  • Complete your Residential Life form.
  • Begin the course selection process.
  • Submit your photo for your Sewanee ID card.
Seeking credit?

After paying their enrollment deposit, incoming students are asked to complete the Academic Inventory form on their Enrollment Checklist. This form provides instructions on how to send and receive credit for Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge International A-Level, Dual Enrollment, or International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IB) courses. Please review the online catalogue for more details. 



Leadership Opportunities

The Carey Fellows Program

Students seeking a more intensive business studies educational experience may apply to become a Carey Fellow, Sewanee's business honors program. Carey Fellows complete requirements beyond the normal coursework—including a semester-long, paid internship—that prepare them for leadership positions.

The Bonner Leaders Program

Sewanee’s Bonner Leaders apply for a four-year service internship and leadership program as they are being admitted to the University. As a Bonner, you will complete the Bonner path to service, which starts with establishing connections with community partners and ends with you taking full leadership responsibility.

Fellowship in the Arts

Admitted students with exceptional promise in performing or studio arts can apply for Fellowship in the Arts after receiving an offer of admission to Sewanee. These stackable fellowships, valued at $2,000, are renewable for four years to candidates with interests and accomplishments in visual studies, art history, film, dance, theatre, or music. Students selected for these fellowships will have the opportunity to dive more deeply into the life of the arts at Sewanee. 

My Sewanee Story: Watson Hartsoe

This is Watson's story. What will your Sewanee story be?

Our COVID Plans

We know selecting a college got a lot more difficult during a global pandemic. We want you to know you'll be in the best care on the Mountain. Check out how we handled arrival and move-in, orientation, testing and masking protocols, classes, and so much more!

Gap Years

Considering a Gap Year? Admitted students may apply to defer enrollment for a full academic year—a gap year—to work, travel, or pursue other productive interim opportunities.

Have questions? No problem.

We know moving into a new home can be stressful. That's why we surveyed those who just went through their first year here at Sewanee to help you answer your questions. Check out a list of answers to questions frequently asked by incoming students and their families. If it's not on there, no worries! Email your admission counselor, who will be with you every step of the way.

On the Domain

Tour your new playground, your laboratory, your new home on the Cumberland plateau.

Sewanee Outing Program's PRE Orientation (PRE)

PRE-Orientation offers incoming first year students the opportunity to get to know Sewanee in a unique and exciting atmosphere. While familiarizing themselves with the 13,000-acre Domain, students meet other first-year students and upperclassmen in an environment that creates trust and establishes new friendships.

Whether rock climbing for the first time, crawling through winding passages in Walker Springs Cave, or building a house with Sewanee Outreach, PRE-Orientation provides memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Registration will open in mid-April.


The Sewanee Outing Program (SOP)

On SOP trips, students learn valuable leadership and technical skills while gaining a greater appreciation for the natural world.

Finding your place (fyp)

Why does place matter? Places speak to us through our senses and their sense of community, through their stories and their history, through the environment and the culture—but the truth is, it takes time and attention to make a place your own. This program is a great way to get started. 

Finding Your Place is a program that introduces new students to campus, coursework, professors, and classmates. Its place-based approach synthesizes knowledge and experiences across many disciplines and prepares students for an engaged life in and beyond Sewanee. Registration will open in mid-April.

Walking in Place

Geology Professor Bran Potter leads a field visit to explore the geology and hydrology of Lost Cove during Sewanee’s Finding Your Place program.

Career Prep

Whether your immediate postgraduate goal is graduate school or a career, Sewanee Career Readiness is here to give you a hand from the very beginning.

Starting your freshman year, the Career Readiness staff will encourage you to look into summer internships. Then, they’ll tell you all about the endowed internship funds that provide over $617,000 to Sewanee students pursuing otherwise-unpaid internships and research opportunities each summer.

The Career Readiness staff also works with our students after graduation to see how they’re faring in the “real world.” Here’s what they found out about the Class of 2019 seven months after graduation: 

  • 97% of graduates were employed, in graduate/professional school, or pursuing internships or fellowships.
  • 70.5% were employed.
  • 14% were in graduate or professional school.

Our dynamic Outcomes Infographic can show you even more about the fields that Sewanee’s academic programs prepare you for. If you really like a lot of information, check out where graduates have landed since 2010. It's sorted by academic major. 

Beyond the Gates

The Sewanee Pledge  

Sewanee has taken a leading role in making a first-rate education more accessible, with personalized scheduling and advising, and having honor as a central pillar of life on the Domain. Now, we have deepened our commitment by adding new guarantees for new students.

  • We pledge—to help Sewanee graduates secure good jobs and spots at top graduate programs by providing funding for a summer internship or research fellowship.
  • We pledge—to help Sewanee graduates find their place in an increasingly interconnected world by providing you with access to a semester-long study-abroad program at no additional tuition cost.
  • We pledge—that you will graduate in four consecutive years (with one major). If you do not, Sewanee will provide up to one additional year of study tuition-free.

Of course, you will have to do your part, too. But if you meet Sewanee’s academic and social expectations, we pledge—we guarantee—to make these opportunities available to you.

The Sewanee Pledge

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