Dwelling together in unity is our thing (it's in our motto). So, we'll make sure you feel at home.
Quintard Memorial Hall served as the home of the Sewanee Grammar School in the early 1900s and then became the home of the Sewanee Military Academy. In 1990, Quintard was renovated and reopened as a co-ed residence hall for the University. It houses 116 upperclassmen in one triple, 24 doubles, and 70 singles. The first floor is equipped with a large kitchen and dining room, a study room, a parlor with fireplace, a laundry room, an exercise/TV room, and an indoor bicycle room. There are large TV lounges located at both ends of the second floor, and it also has a back patio with a grill.
Built in 1956, Cleveland Hall is one of the most centrally located buildings on campus. Housing around 60 students, Cleveland contains three-room suites consisting of two bedrooms and a central study room. The common room is furnished like a large living area with sofas, chairs, a television, a fireplace, and a wall of windows looking into the woods. The basement contains a space for washers and dryers as well as kitchen equipment. There is a separate study/recreational room and a large bicycle room with an external entrance.
Built in 1929, Tuckaway Hall marked Sewanee's first use of fieldstone architecture. With double- or single-occupancy, this centrally located residence hall serves as home to 60 students. The first-floor common room is connected to a covered front porch. The porch is equipped with rocking chairs and a large stone fireplace to create a relaxing and inviting space for students. The lower common room, opening into a full kitchen, is used by residents for sharing meals with friends, for watching TV, and for holding meetings.
Smith Hall is a 90-person residence hall equipped with double-occupancy rooms, community kitchen area, several common spaces, laundry facilities, and an elevator. Smith Hall also features a variety of indoor and outdoor study areas and classrooms that can be utilized by faculty and student organizations as meeting spaces. In the courtyard between Smith and Cannon Halls, there is an outdoor fire pit and grill area as well. The building has both an indoor bike room and an outdoor covered bike shed located nearby.
The Bairnwick Women’s Center is home to a student-led movement that seeks to educate and to empower the Sewanee community by promoting social justice, equality, and voice. The Center celebrates and challenges notions of traditional understandings of gender and sexuality in the Sewanee community, and is dedicated to inspiring open and honest dialogue. It works through an inclusive and dynamic feminist framework that celebrates diversity and respects difference. The rooms in Bairnwick are unique and are arranged differently on a yearly basis to best suit the needs of its residents and the Sewanee community.
More commonly known as the Green House, the Armentrout House prides itself on sustainability, green initiatives, and quick showers. The Green House is home to 11 residents and located in a quiet section of campus. On the main floor of the house, residents enjoy studying and socializing in the living room and kitchen. The living room is a large space with ample seating and is frequently used for programs hosted by the house.
The Richardson House serves as the Community Engagement House, otherwise known as the CoHo. The mission of the Community Engagement House is to promote a seamless community among college and seminary students, faculty, and staff, as well as residents of surrounding areas. This mission is accomplished through community-based events and a desire to create stronger community through reciprocal relationships.
Spanish is the exclusive language at this campus residence. One of several language houses at Sewanee, this space is home to students who commit to the daily implementation of the Spanish language in a communal setting. The house is overseen by a graduate native speaker and sponsors various social activities and cultural demonstrations throughout each semester. The Spanish House houses eight students in its six rooms: two doubles and four singles.
The Russian House is the home to students who are interested in Russian language and culture. Each year, a different student from Russia lives in and serves as director of the Russian House. All students are encouraged to attend co-curricular and extracurricular events such as the weekly Russian Table at the dining hall, Russian Tea, Russian film screenings, and other cultural activities. The Russian House houses six students in its four rooms: two doubles and two singles.
The French House is dedicated to promoting the French language as well as French and Francophone cultures. The French Department maintains close ties with the French House and its residents during the year. Living in the French House for at least a semester is strongly recommended of all French majors, and minors and other French enthusiasts are also encouraged to apply. The French House houses nine students in its five rooms: four doubles and one single.
Sewanee guarantees funding for a summer internship or research fellowship, a semester-long study abroad opportunity at no additional tuition cost, and the ability to graduate with one major in four years. Of course, you will have to do your part. If you meet Sewanee’s academic and social expectations, these opportunities are guaranteed.
Our small classes mean that your voice will be heard, your contribution will be expected, and your opinion will be listened to (and disagreed with, and challenged, and seen from a different perspective, and pushed in a new direction, and considered—and you know what? Maybe we’re both right. See how it works?).
A visit to the Domain (it's what we call our 13,000-acre campus) is the best way to determine if Sewanee is a good fit for you. Once you set foot on campus, spend time with our students and professors, or take a stroll through Abbo's Alley, we are confident that Sewanee will find its way into your heart.