Important update:  The 2021 Summer School will follow the teaching, learning, and safety protocols that have been employed this year. Courses may be taught fully online or in person, at the discretion of the faculty member. Students will have the choice of studying in person or remotely, and may choose to enroll in any Summer School course regardless of the mode of instruction.

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, noting that students wishing to reside on campus are expected to enroll in two full courses (8 credit hours).

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.

Summer School 2021 will begin Monday, June 7, and end on Saturday, July 17 (the end of finals).

Registration Information

Click below for tuition and fees, housing and dining information, and other considerations.


Continuing students need not apply for Summer School. You will simply register for courses in Banner Self-Service as you would for the regular Advent and Easter terms. You can access Banner Self-Service.
There is a special application for students who are not currently enrolled at the University
If you have questions about registering for the 2021 Summer term, please contact Alex Bruce, Associate Dean of the College.

Courses of Study

Course offerings vary from summer to summer. Please take a moment to peruse the current summer course offerings on the Registrar's page

Summer in Sewanee

Learn about the range of summer opportunitiesĀ for college students, high school students, community members, and more!


Click to learn more about the administration for summer school.