The University of the South's 2018-19 academic year comes to a close May 10, 11, and 12 with three ceremonies marking graduation weekend on the Mountain. The University Baccalaureate will be held on Saturday, and Commencement for the College and the School of Letters on Sunday, May 12. More than 400 students will graduate from the College.
On Reading Day, McClurg Dining Hall will serve a late-night breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and sausage to students. As students fuel up after a long day of studying, they will be greeted and served by faculty and staff.
This popular visit weekend gives you a chance to tour main campus with a current student, meet faculty in your intended major, and see what it's really like to be a Sewanee student.
Scholarship Sewanee is the university’s annual celebration of student scholarship, research, and creativity. Almost a quarter of students here were involved in mentored research projects last year, in the sciences (of course)—but also in the arts, English, politics, and more. Scholarship Sewanee gives them the chance to wow their peers by giving talks and presenting posters.
This is an overnight visit program, open to all admitted students, that will allow you to meet other prospective students and enjoy two days of programming, stay with a current student, and meet professors in departments that align with your interests.
Perpetual Motion (known as "PMo" on campus) is a student-run performing dance company whose goal is to include all levels of dance experience. This year’s performances will feature 20+ pieces of original student choreography, in styles from Afro-Caribbean and Irish to swing and ballet, and will include almost 100 dancers.
The eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash carries on the famous Cash family legacy in the best way possible: with her own unique voice and approach, and a timeless and supremely poetic mixture of country, folk, gospel, pop, blues, Americana and jazz.
This Ain't No Cakewalk, created by visual artist Thom Heyer and musicologist César Leal, considers the similarities between the cakewalk tradition of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and New York's “Vogue Balls” of the 1980s and early 1990s. Both are based upon competitive performances of dance and movement, and charged with questions about race, identity, and power.
Sociologist Karida Brown will give a public lecture on the history and lives of African Americans who moved with the Great Migration of the 20th century to the coal mining towns of Southern Appalachia. Brown’s book, Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia, focuses on Harlan County, Kentucky, and in it Brown challenges and corrects today’s assumptions that Southern Appalachia—where Sewanee is located—is and always has been a region populated exclusively by poor whites.
Enjoy dramatically different exhibitions in four galleries on campus. Each gallery will offer a reception, and student dance and musical performances inspired by the exhibitions will take place in multiple locations.