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Important update: Because the coronavirus has yet to peak in Tennessee and in many parts of the U.S., we have made the difficult decision to move the College Summer School to an online format this year. We understand that this will be a disappointment to those of you who had planned to spend a part of the summer in Sewanee, but we believe this is the only responsible course of action in these uncertain times.
Recent coronavirus modeling by Vanderbilt University predicts that if the Tennessee outbreak continues to spread at its current rate, the virus will not peak in the state until June. The health and well-being of the entire University community—students, faculty, staff, and neighbors, as well as visitors—are our primary concerns, and this decision is necessary to safeguard, as much as possible, the health of our community and the many other communities to which we are connected.
Though we will miss having you on campus, we are nonetheless excited to offer a robust schedule of summer school classes. Registration is now open through your Banner self-service account, so please review the schedule and sign up soon. Please email the Registrar if you have any questions. The six-week summer session at Sewanee offers an opportunity for College students to take one or two courses (up to eight credit hours) and thereby facilitate progress toward earning their degree. Additionally, summer school can provide incoming first-year students an opportunity to adapt themselves to the academic demands of College in a focused environment.
To a large extent the summer session is a projection of the academic year. Regular Sewanee faculty provide the instruction, and the course content and academic standards in most courses are the same. Summer School offers an even more personal experience, with a smaller student-faculty ratio making possible an even more intimate classroom environment, and daily class meetings (except as noted, classes meet 75-minutes daily, Monday through Friday) promoting stronger community.