Family Weekend Schedule

Welcome to Family Weekend 2019!

We are so glad you are here. This is an excellent opportunity for families to spend time with their students, visit campus, and take part fully in the Sewanee student experience. We hope you will take advantage of the many events scheduled—there is something for everyone. Have a great weekend on the Mountain!

Thursday, Sept. 19
  • 8–9:30 a.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admission’s campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
  • 1 p.m. Seventh Annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament. Compete for the “Sewanee Cup.” Teams of two will enjoy a round of golf on the Course at Sewanee. Registration required. To schedule other tee times, contact the Course at Sewanee at 931.598.1104.
  • 1-5 p.m. Exhibit. The Museum Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections and the Easter semester 2019 Introduction to Museum Studies students presents Skirts and Gowns: Celebrating the Legacy of Women at Sewanee. University Archives, next to duPont Library.
  • 1–6 p.m. Family Weekend check-in and registration at McGriff Alumni House. This is your first stop when you arrive on the Domain. Check in and pick up your nametag, a schedule of events, a parent directory, a Family Weekend gift, and just hang out and meet other families between activities. Refreshments will be available.
  • 1:30–3 p.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admission’s campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
  • 3 p.m University and Sewanee cemeteries tour led by local historian James Gipson, C’66. Meet at the corner of Georgia Ave. and Kennerly Road (across from Stirling's).
  • 7:30 p.m. Movie at the Sewanee Union Theater. Toy Story 4. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, youth, and college students
  • 8-10 p.m. Observing at the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory on the roof of Carnegie Hall (weather permitting). Telescope targets will be Jupiter and Saturn, and there will be a nice naked-eye view of the Milky Way. Take the elevator or stairs in the All Saints' Chapel archway to the third floor of Carnegie Hall, then follow the signs up one more flight of stairs to the Observatory.
Friday, Sept. 20
  • 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Hospitality Center. All families are invited to stop by for refreshments and a moment of rest between activities at McGriff Alumni House. Call this your home base for the weekend. Hang out between events or just come relax during the day. We’ll have refreshments, restroom facilities, and a great atmosphere to make you feel right at home
  • 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Family Weekend check-in and registration at McGriff Alumni House. This is your first stop when you arrive on the Domain. Check in and pick up your nametag, a schedule of events, a parent directory, a Family Weekend gift, and just hang out and meet other families between activities. Refreshments will be available.
  • 8, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. Attend classes with your students. Accompany your student to sit in on a regularly scheduled class. Come prepared to learn a new thing or two and remember your pencil and paper! Some classes will be unable to accommodate guests due to scheduled tests or classroom size, so be sure to check the schedule for availability. Get schedules at McGriff Alumni House or online HERE.
  • 8:30–10 a.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admissions campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit. The Museum Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections and the Easter semester 2019 Introduction to Museum Studies students presents Skirts and Gowns: Celebrating the Legacy of Women at Sewanee. University Archives, next to duPont Library. (Closed from 12-1 p.m.)
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The Ralston Listening Room will be open for visitors. Visit this elegant cherry-paneled listening room equipped with the world’s finest audio components including a new custom turntable.  Curators will be playing selections from Father William Ralston’s and Dr. Charles Harrison’s personal collections and requests are welcome. Second floor, duPont Library. (Closed from 12-1 p.m.)
  • 1:30–3 p.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admission’s campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
  • 2–3 p.m. Shapard Tower carillon tours and open house. Get a bird’s eye view of campus while getting a behind the scenes look at the carillon.
  • 3 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa initiation and reception. University Archives, next to duPont Library. By invitation
  • 4:30 p.m. Foundation Day Convocation. Honorary degrees will be conferred.  Students will be inducted into the Order of the Gown. Only these students and families with tickets will be admitted to participate in the Convocation in All Saints’ Chapel. (Tickets available for pickup at the McGriff Alumni House for students receiving their gowns and for their guests). Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed in All Saints’ Chapel.
    All other students and families will watch this special Convocation in Guerry Auditorium.
  • 5 p.m. The Power Behind Activism, a discussion by acclaimed scholar Luther Mercy. Sponsored by the Sewanee Dems. The Social Lodge.
  • 6 p.m. Family Weekend cookout party on the Quad for all families. Enjoy a celebration picnic with food and beverages. Bring you ID if you look under 21.
  • 6 p.m. Equestrian Center annual banquet at the Howell Riding Facility. Stop by to check out the incredible facility and meet the equestrian team members, coach, and directory during the visit.
  • 7 p.m. Sunset Single's Event. Take a break from the Foundation Day cookout party, and join other single parents and catch the sunset on the Walsh-Ellett patio on the Quad.
  • 7:30 p.m. Movie, Toy Story 4. Tickets are $3 students, $4 adults/non students. Kids (under the age of 12) are FREE! Popcorn will be sponsored by the Student Activities Board.
  • 8-10 p.m. Observing at the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory on the roof of Carnegie Hall (weather permitting). Telescope targets will be Jupiter and Saturn and there will be a nice naked-eye view of the Milky Way. Take the elevator or stairs in the All Saints' Chapel archway to the third floor of Carnegie Hall, then follow the signs up one more flight of stairs to the Observatory.
  • 8- 11 p.m. Family Weekend dance with live music by Entice. Come dance the night away at this new tradition. Bring your ID if you look under 21. On the Quad.
Saturday, Sept. 21
  • 7 a.m. Fun Run beginning at McGriff Alumni House. This is the tenth annual Family Weekend Fun Run—a 5K run led by faculty members to get the morning started. Meet at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Avenue. Water and coffee provided.
  • 7 a.m. Campus bike ride. Meet at McGriff Alumni House to enjoy a unique view of campus by bike. Woody, of Woody’s Bicycles, will lead the group. Bring your bike or contact Woody’s Bicycles at 931.598.9793 to rent one for this event.
  • 7-11 a.m. Saturday Morning Cartoon Cereal Bowl, a special breakfast event at the Tiger Bay Pub. Arrive in your pajamas, watch your favorite Saturday morning cartoons, and enjoy your breakfast cereal of choice and a hot breakfast bar as part of your board plan, or order from the grill at reduced flex pricing.
  • 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Family Weekend check-in and registration at McGriff Alumni House. This is your first stop when you arrive on the Domain. Check in and pick up your nametag, a schedule of events, a parent directory, a Family Weekend gift, and just hang out and meet other families between activities. Refreshments will be available.
  • 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Hospitality center at McGriff Alumni House. Call this your home base for the weekend. Hang out between events or just come relax during the day. We’ll have refreshments, restroom facilities, and a great atmosphere to make you feel right at home. Get sports updates or catch the national games on the television
  • 7:45 a.m. A guided walk through Abbo’s Alley with Mary Priestley, Sewanee Herbarium curator and author of Sewanee Wildflowers In Watercolor. This event is a Family Weekend favorite! Meet at the corner of University and Georgia Avenues beside the arboretum kiosk (next to the stoplight).
  • 8-10 a.m. Sewanee Natural History Society bird walk. Come birding with student members for a short walk near the Sewanee memorial Cross. You will likely see and hear migratory warblers, tanager and vireos along with many species of year-round Sewanee resident birds. Bring a pair of binoculars, or borrow a pair from the students. No experience is needed. We promise to provide birds and bird books, rain or shine. Meet at the Cross.
  • 9 a.m. Family Weekend Welcome address by Vice-Chancellor John McCardell.  Hear exciting news about campus, updates about the University, and more from the 16th Vice-Chancellor. All Saints' Chapel.
  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Arts & Crafts Fair at Shoup Park at Elliott Quadrangle on University Ave. Parents always rank this event HIGH on the post-weekend survey. A great place to see local Sewanee art and mingle with other families. Rain or shine
  • 9 a.m. Mountain Goat Trail Park Run. Join new friends in a timed 5k event on the Mountain Goat Trail. Dogs are welcome. Please register at parkrun.us/register, print the barcode, and meet in the Pearl’s parking lot, 15344 Sewanee Highway
  • 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Whether you've made an official visit through Admission before or visited on your own, Preview Sewanee is sure to show you something new. Tour main campus with a current student, hear from facility about he classroom experience, and spend some time with us to see what it is like to be a Sewanee student. To register for Preview Sewanee, please go to visit.sewanee.edu
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Visits with faculty. Professors have open office hours just for you. Please stop by the offices of professors you'd like to meet. This is a parent favorite!
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Chemistry Department breakfast reception. Come meet faculty members in the Spencer Reading Room (Spencer 264) and enjoy a light breakfast.
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Snowden Hall faculty (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) invite students and their families to join them for coffee and pastries in the downstairs glass atrium of Snowden Hall. 
  • 10 a.m. Sewanee Crew Celebration and Boat Christening. Join the Sewanee Cream team captains and coach Donner Jones to christen the newest boat. McGriff Alumni House Lawn next to Guerry Hall. 
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The Ralston Listening Room will be open for visitors. Visit this elegant cherry-paneled listening room equipped with the world’s finest audio components including a new custom turntable. Curators will be playing selections from Father William Ralston’s and Dr. Charles Harrison’s personal collections, and requests are welcome. Second floor, duPont Library. (Closed from 12-1 p.m.)
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sewanee baseball intrasquad scrimmages. Montgomery Field.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Family Weekend brunch in McClurg Dining Hall for families, students and faculty. Come enjoy brunch with us! Nametags will serve as your ticket.
  • 11 a.m. Information session for Financial Aid. the 2019-20 FAFSA will be available Oct. 1! Join the Office of Financial Aid and make sure you are prepared for next year at this short meeting. Gailor Auditorium.
  • 11 a.m. Presentation "Internships: Opportunities and Funding". Students will share their Summer 2019 Internship experiences including working with the Sewanee Career Center throughout the entire process of exploration, application, interviewing, and funding. Facilitated by Kim Heitzenrater, C'89, P'20, director of the Sewanee Career Center. Torian Room, second floor of duPont Library.
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop by the Cup and Gown Cafe for a tour and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee. 
  • noon Sewanee carillon concert by Carillonneur Ray Gotko with students. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the bells that are synonymous with Sewanee. Find an adirondack chair in the Quad and relax
  • noon Women's Soccer Game vs. Agnes Scott, Puett Field.
  • noon-4 p.m. University Art Gallery exhibition. Prints and Quilts from Gee's Bend. 
  • 1 p.m. Presentation "Business at Sewanee" by David Shipps, C'88, P'20, P'23, director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce. Learn how we prepare our students to be the next generation of leaders in business. Torian Room, second floor of duPont Library.
  • 1 p.m. Presentation "Study Away - Before, During, and After". Come learn about the life-changing program that helps students find their place in an increasingly interconnected world. A part of the Sewanee pledge, the University commits to offering a semester-long study abroad program at no additional cost. Dr. Scott Wilson, dean of Global Citizenship. Gailor Auditorium. 
  • 1-5 p.m. Exhibit. The Museum Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections and Introduction to Museum Studies students, Easter semester, 2019 presents Skirts and Gowns: Celebrating the Legacy of Women at Sewanee. University Archives, next to duPont Library.
  • 1:30 p.m. Sewanee a cappella concert. Guerry Garth.
  • 2 p.m. Presentation "Eat Well Be Well" by Chef Rick Wright, director of Sewanee Dining. Smoothies, locally sourced selections, cooking classes, and rave reviews from students-come hear how the overall culinary experience focuses on delighting students with consistently nutritious, convenient and inviting cuisine that enriches student life. McClurg Meeting Rooms.
  • 2:30–4:45 p.m. Shakerag Hollow hike with Professor Karen Kuers. Every year, parents say this is one of their favorite events! This hike is moderately strenuous. Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Water is recommended. Meet at Green’s View. 
  • 2:30 p.m. Men's Soccer Game vs Guilford, Puett Field.
  • 3–4 p.m. Shapard Tower carillon tours and open house. Get a bird’s eye view of campus while getting a behind the scenes look at the carillon
  • 4–5 p.m. Open house in Breslin Tower with the Sewanee Guild of Change Ringers, Tower Captain John Solomon and students
  • 4 p.m. Pre-game tailgate. Have your own gathering before the game. Reserve your 20x20 space and bring all the fixings for a fun afternoon. Practice football field, Texas Ave. (Reservations required.)
  • 6 p.m. Multicultural potluck. Please join co-sponsors the Ayers Multicultural Center and the Black Student Union for an evening of International fare. Members of several multicultural organizations will be sharing their favorite cultural dishes. All students and families are welcome to take part in the meal provided. Ayres Multicultural Center. 
  • 6 p.m. Stop by the YSR “Yea Sewanee’s Right!” tent during the football game (near the endzone) for some refreshments. For members and those who want to learn more about the athletic booster club
  • 6 p.m. Football game vs. Birmingham Southern. Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.
  • 7:30 Movie at the Sewanee Union Theater. Toy Story 4. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children, youth, and college students
  • 8-10 p.m. Observing at the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory on the roof of Carnegie Hall (weather permitting). Telescope targets will be Jupiter and Saturn and there will be a nice naked-eye view of the Milky Way. Take the elevator or stairs in the All Saints' Chapel archway to the third floor of Carnegie Hall, then follow the signs up one more flight of stairs to the Observatory.
  • 9 p.m. Moonlight tour of Shapard Tower and the carillon. Weather permitting.
Sunday, Sept. 22
  • 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist at All Saints’ Chapel
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday morning prime rib brunch. Treat your parents to brunch with your dining flex dollars. Other forms of payment accepted too. McClurg Dining Hall.
  • 11 a.m. The University Service (Holy Eucharist with choir). All Saints’ Chapel.
  • Noon-4 p.m. University Art Gallery exhibition. Prints and Quilts from Gee's Bend.
  • 1 p.m. Men's Soccer Game vs MUW, Puett Field.
  • 6:30 p.m. Growing in Grace. All Saints’ contemporary worship service with an informal Eucharist, with speaker David Shipps, C'88, P'20 and P'23, director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce, in All Saints’ Chapel
athletic events

Play a round of golf at the Course at Sewanee. Schedule your tee time for the weekend by calling 931.598.1104.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
  • 1 p.m. Seventh Annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament. Compete for the “Sewanee Cup.” Teams of two will enjoy a round of golf on the Course at Sewanee. Registration required. To schedule other tee times, contact the Course at Sewanee at 931.598.1104.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
  • 6 p.m. Equestrian Center annual banquet at the Howell Riding Facility. Stop by and check out the incredible facility and meet the equestrian team members, coach, and directory during the visit.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
  • 7 a.m. Fun Run beginning at McGriff Alumni House. This is the ninth annual Family Weekend Fun Run—a 5K run led by faculty members to get the morning started. Meet at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. Water and coffee provided.
  • 7 a.m. Campus bike ride. Meet at McGriff Alumni House to enjoy a unique view of campus by bike. Woody, of Woody’s Bicycles, will lead the group. Bring your bike or contact Woody’s Bicycles at 931.598.9793 to rent one for this event.
  • 7:45 a.m. A guided walk through Abbo’s Alley with Mary Priestley, Sewanee Herbarium curator and author of Sewanee Wildflowers In Watercolor. This event is a Family Weekend favorite! Meet at the corner of University and Georgia Avenues beside the arboretum kiosk (near the stoplight)
  • 8-10 a.m. Sewanee Natural History Society bird walk. Come birding with student members for a short walk near the Memorial Cross. You will likely see and hear migratory warblers, tanager and vireos along with many species of year-round resident birds. Bring a pair of binoculars, or borrow a pair from the students. No experience is needed. We promise to provide birds and bird books, rain or shine. Meet at the Cross.
  • 10 a.m. Sewanee Crew Celebration and Boat Christening. Join the Sewanee Cream team captains and coach Donner Jones christen the newest boat. McGriff Alumni House Lawn next to Guerry Hall. 
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sewanee baseball inter-squad scrimmages. Montgomery Field.
  • noon Women's Soccer Game vs. Agnes Scott, Puett Field.
  • 2:30–4:45 p.m. Shakerag Hollow hike with Professors Karen Kuers and Bran Potter. Every year, parents say this is one of their favorite events! The hike is moderately strenuous. Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Water is recommended. Meet at Green’s View. 
  • 2:30 p.m. Men's Soccer Game vs Guilford, Puett Field.
  • 6 p.m. Stop by the YSR “Yea Sewanee’s Right!” tent during the football game (near the endzone) for some refreshments. For members and those who want to learn more about the athletic booster club
  • 6 p.m. Football game vs. Birmingham Southern. Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22
  • 1 p.m. Men's Soccer Game vs MUW, Puett Field.
academic/educational events
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
  • 8–9:30 a.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admission’s campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
  • 1:30–3 p.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admission’s campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
  • 8, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. Attend classes with your students. Accompany your student and sit in on a regularly scheduled class. Come prepared to learn a new thing or two and remember your pencil and paper! Some classes will be unable to accommodate guests due to scheduled tests or classroom size, so be sure to check the schedule for availability. Get schedules at McGriff Alumni House or online HERE.
  • 8:30–10 a.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admission’s campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
  • 1:30–3 p.m. Information session and campus tour for high school students and families. With a student at Sewanee already, you know most of the ropes, but if you have other college-bound children, plan to attend one of the campus tours and information sessions sponsored by the Office of Admission. To register for either the morning or afternoon campus tour and information session, please complete the Office of Admission’s campus visit request form, located at visit.sewanee.edu.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
  • 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Whether you've made an official visit through Admission before or visited on your own, Preview Sewanee is sure to show you something new. Tour main campus with a current student, hear from facility about he classroom experience, and spend some time with us to see what it is like to be a Sewanee student. To register for Preview Sewanee, please go to visit.sewanee.edu
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Visits with faculty. Professors have open office hours just for you. Please stop by the offices of professors you'd like to meet. This is a parent favorite!
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Chemistry Department breakfast reception. Come meet faculty members in the Spencer Reading Room (Spencer 264) and enjoy a light breakfast.
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Snowden Hall faculty (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) invite students and their families to join them for coffee and pastries in the downstairs glass atrium of Snowden Hall. 
  • 11 a.m. Information session for Financial Aid. the 2019-20 FAFSA will be available Oct. 1! Join the Office of Financial Aid and make sure you are prepared for next year at this short meeting. Gailor Auditorium.
  • 11 a.m. Presentation "Internships: Opportunities and Funding". Students will share their Summer 2019 Internship experiences including working with the Sewanee Career Center throughout the entire process of exploration, application, interviewing, and funding. Facilitated by Kim Heitzenrater, C'89, P'20, director of the Sewanee Career Center. Torian Room, second floor of duPont Library.
  • 1 p.m. Presentation "Business at Sewanee" by David Shipps, C'88, P'20, P'23, director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce. Learn how we prepare our students to be the next generation of leaders in business. Torian Room, second floor of duPont Library.
  • 1 p.m. Presentation "Study Away - Before, During, and After". Come learn about the life-changing program that helps students find their place in an increasingly interconnected world. A part of the Sewanee pledge, the University commits to offering a semester-long study abroad program at no additional cost. Dr. Scott Wilson, dean of Global Citizenship. Gailor Auditorium. 
  • 2 p.m. Presentation "Eat Well Be Well" by Chef Rick Wright, director of Sewanee Dining. Smoothies, locally sourced selections, cooking classes, and rave reviews from students-come hear how the overall culinary experience focuses on delighting students with consistently nutritious, convenient and inviting cuisine that enriches student life. McClurg Meeting Rooms.
restaurants and shops near the university of the south

We hope you will join us for the scheduled meals that are included in your registration.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

Foundation Day Cookout Party on the Quad following the Convocation Service (included in registration, your nametag serves as your ticket)

saturDAY, SEPT. 21

Family Weekend brunch in McClurg Dining Hall (included in registration, your nametag services as your ticket).

Dinner on Saturday is on your own. For restaurant options, see below.

Sewanee
  • Blue Chair Bakery (931.598.5434) Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Blue Chair Tavern (931.598.5434) Open Mon.-Thurs. 4-10:30 p.m., Fri. 4 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.
  • McClurg Dining Hall (931.598.1120) Open Mon.-Sun. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • Cup and Gown Cafe (931.598.1212) Located in duPont Library Open Sun.-Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Closed on Saturday (hours subject to change)
  • Octo π Pizza & Wine Bar (931.598.0000) Open Thurs.-Sat. 3-10 p.m. and Sun. 3-9 p.m.
  • Shenanigans Restaurant (931.598.1885) Open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Stirling's Coffee House (931.598.1786) Open Thurs.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m.-midnight. Purchase on of Stirling's new mugs on Saturday or Sunday and get your first cup of coffee free. Check out the new porch rockers while you enjoy your coffee.
  • Tiger Bay Pub (931.598.1140) Open Mon.-Sun. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
monteagle/tracy city
  • Depot Cafe (931.924.2233) Open Sun.-Thurs. 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Saturday.
  • Dutch Maid Bakery (931.592.3171) Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • High Point (931.924.4600) Open Sun.-Thurs. 5-9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 5-10 p.m.
  • La Ranchera Mexican Restaurant (931.592.5111) 
  • The Lunch Box (931.592.4663) Take-out
  • Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant (931.924.5550) Open Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m., closed Wed.
  • Monteagle Inn B&B (931.924.3869) Join us for breakfast 8-10 a.m. during the weekend. Reservations preferred.
  • Mountain Goat Market Food & Grocery (931.924.2727) Open Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Papa Ron's (931.924.3355) Open Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • The Big Porch (931.924.9241) Open Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The Smokehouse (800.489.2091) Breakfast served all day. Full dinner menu. Sun.-Thurs. 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Tea on the Mountain (931.592.4832) Traditional tea service
  • Talullah's Wine Lounge at the Monteagle Inn (931.924.3869) Reservations recommended.
  • Up In Smoke BBQ Cafe & Gifts (931.212.4506) Open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Closed Mon.-Wed.
  • Dixie Lee Diner (931.924.9292) Open Thurs. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Also: Hardees, Pizza Hut, Waffle House, Subway, Sonic, McDonald's Wendy's and Shan Chinese Buffet. 
cowan/winchester
  • Fiesta Mexican Grill (931.962.9939) Open Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • John T's BBQ (931.967.9600) American roadhouse
  • Rafael's Italian Restaurant (931.962.4997) 
  • Scallywags Uptown Grill (931.967.9302) 
shops and galleries
  • Askew Art Gallery (931.636.1873) Behind Woody's Bicycles. Original art and other gifts.
  • The Lemon Fair (931.598.5248) Home of the original Sewanee angel legend. thelemonfair.com Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun.
  • Locals Art Gallery (931.598.0400) Call for hours or appt.
  • Taylor's Mercantile (931.598.5893) Flowers and gifts.
  • Woody's Bicycles (931.598.9793) Mon-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., closed Sunday.
  • CVS Monteagle (931.924.2341) Pharmacy
  • Hallelujah Pottery (931.924.0141) Hand thrown pottery. Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sunday
  • Mooney's Market and Emporium (931.924.7400) Fresh and local products "mini Green Life.' Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Mountain Outfitters (931.924.4100) Apparel and outdoor gear, Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Email: outfitting@gmail.com
  • Henry Flury and Sons Market (931.592.5661) Oldest general store in the area, established 1910.
  • The Marugg Company (931.592.5042) Call for hours or tour appointment. Oldest scythe handle factory in the U.S.A. established 1873.
meet the 16th Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor John McCardell and his wife, Bonnie, look forward to meeting you on the Mountain this weekend. You may see them at many of the athletic events, the information sessions, or just walking down University Avenue You are especially invited to join them at the following events and make sure to say hello.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

Foundation Day Party on the Quad following the Convocation Service (included in registration, your nametag serves as your ticket).

saturday, SEPT. 21

9 a.m. Family Weekend Welcome in All Saints' Chapel. Meet other families while Vice-Chancellor McCardell updates guests of University happenings.

family weekend check-in and registration

The check-in and registration desk is located at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Ave. The desk is open on Thursday 1-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration packets, information, nametags, and your welcome gift can be picked up here.

hospitality

McGriff Alumni House will be open during the weekend for your convenience. Stop by and relax between activities. This is your home base on campus. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Hours are Thursday 1-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration packets, information, nametags, and your welcome gift can be picked up here.

tickets

Your nametag will serve as tickets for the Family Weekend Party on the Quad Friday and McClurg Dining Hall for brunch Saturday. Your nametag will also be your ticket to the football game.

museum gallery of university archives & special collections

On view is Skirts and Gowns: Celebrating the Legacy of Women at Sewanee. Thursday 1-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-5 p.m. and Saturday 1-5 p.m., University Archives, next to duPont Library.

lost and found

The Sewanee Police Department will be the Lost and Found Center. If something is found, please bring it to the Police Department. If you lose something, please report it to the Sewanee Police.

recreational facilities

The Robert D. Fowler Center will be open throughout the weekend on Friday 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Your nametag will give you complimentary access to the Fowler Center.

duPont library

The library will be open Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

all saints' chapel

All worship services are open to the public. The chapel is always available for private prayer and meditation. Directories for self-guide tours are available in the narthex or in the chaplain's office.


For more information, please call
Office of Parent and Alumni Relations

888.867.6884 or 931.598.1633