Family Weekend Schedule

Welcome to Family Weekend 2022! 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!
Click here to register.

 

Family Weekend Schedule

Welcome to Family Weekend 2022! 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. 15

9:30–11 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.

10 a.m–5 p.m. University Art Gallery exhibition. Natalie Miebach’s Stay Healthy and Strong.

1–5 p.m. Exhibit. The Museum Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections. Title IX: Fifty Years of Sewanee Women’s Athletics. University Archives, next to duPont Library.

1–5 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 to 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.

5 p.m. Nathalie Miebach artist talk, with Dr. Anne Duffee (Mathematics) and Dr. Jason Rosenberg (Music), Guerry Auditorium. Nathalie Miebach’s exhibition and campus visit have been made possible by the University Art Gallery, the University Lectures Committee, Music, SIPE, and Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. 

Friday, Sept. 16

8 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 to meet other families between activities. Refreshments will be available. Charge your phone, enjoy the porch, and have a cup of coffee or tea while you elax between events.

8:30 & 11 a.m. Ninth Annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament (for pre-registered players only). Compete for the “Sewanee Cup.” Teams of two will enjoy a round of golf on the Course at Sewanee. To schedule other tee times, contact the Course at Sewanee at 931.598.1104.

9:30–11 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.

10 a.m.–noon 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. 

10 a.m–5 p.m. University Art Gallery exhibition. Natalie Miebach’s Stay Healthy and Strong.

1–2 p.m. Study Abroad info session at the Office of Global Citizenship open house, Watson House, 143 South Carolina Ave. Come meet the staff and learn about the exciting opportunities for your student to study abroad and how it works at Sewanee.

1–3 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.

1–5 p.m. Exhibit. The Museum Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections. Title IX: Fifty Years of Sewanee Women’s Athletics. University Archives, next to duPont Library.

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 p.m. Family Weekend welcome address by Acting Vice-Chancellor Nancy Berner. Hear exciting news about campus, updates about the University, and more from the acting vice-chancellor. Guerry Auditorium.

3-4:30 p.m. Open House The Center for Student Success and Flourishing (home of Success Coaching, Integrated Advising, and Career Readiness) invites you to stop by the new centrally located offices to learn about their exciting programs, meet the staff, and get your questions answered. First Floor Lobby of Carnegie on the Quad.

4:30 p.m. Fall Gowning Convocation. An honorary degree will be conferred. Students will be inducted into the Order of the Gown. Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed in All Saints’ Chapel. The student being inducted into the Order of the Gown and the person who will gown them will begin the service inside All Saints’ Chapel. Tickets for those two people will be required to enter All Saints’ Chapel. All other guests can view the livestream of the service in Guerry Auditorium and then join the gowning ceremony on the Quad. No tickets are required and there is no limit on the number of guests for this portion of the service.

5:30 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa initiation and reception. University Archives, next to duPont Library. By invitation.

6 p.m. Family Weekend cookout party on the Quad for all families. Enjoy a celebratory meal with food and beverages and live music. Bring your 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 director during the visit.

Saturday, Sept. 17

8 a.m. Fun Run beginning at McGriff Alumni House. This is the 10th annual Family Weekend Fun Run—a 5K run to get the morning started. Meet at McGriff Alumni House on Georgia Avenue. Water and coffee provided.

8 a.m.–noon Family Weekend check-in and registration at McGriff Alumni House. This is your first stop when you arrive on the Domain. Check in to pick up your nametag, a schedule of events, a parent directory, a Family Weekend gift, and just hang out to meet other families between activities. Refreshments will be available. Charge your phone, enjoy the porch, and have a cup of coffee or tea while you relax between events.

9 a.m. Presentation. Business at Sewanee “Opening Doors to Global Business” by Myles Elledge, C’85, director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce. Learn how we prepare our students to be the next generation of leaders in business. Gailor Auditorium.

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fair at Shoup Park near Elliott Hall on University Avenue. 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.

9:30–11:30 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. 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. Please meet inside All Saints’ Chapel at the iron gate in front of the nave. Led by Carilloneur Ray Gotko.

10 a.m. Presentation. “Sewanee Dining—Eat Well, Be Well.” Hear about all the fantastic food opportunities for your student. Allergies? Sick meals? Dining Dollars? Locations? Get all the scoop from Brent Tate, director of Sewanee Dining, and Caroline Thompson, assistant director. This was the most popular session during Orientation. Gailor Auditorium.

10 a.m.–noon Chemistry Department breakfast reception. The Chemistry Department invites students and their families to join them for a light brunch and conversation in the Chemistry Reading Room in Spencer Hall 

10 a.m.–noon 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. 

10:30–11:30 a.m. Babson Center for Global Commerce reception. This gathering is for Carey Fellows and their families, Carey Fellow alumni, and invited guests. Food and drinks provided. Quadrangle in front of Carnegie Hall. In the event of inclement weather, 1st floor lobby of Carnegie Hall.

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Family Weekend brunch in McClurg Dining Hall for families and students. Come enjoy brunch as your student does! Nametags will serve as your ticket.

11 a.m. Presentation. “Internships: Opportunities and Funding.” Students will share their summer internship experiences including working with Sewanee Career Readiness throughout the process of exploration, application, interviewing, and funding. Facilitated by Kim Heitzenrater, C’89, P’20, associate dean of Career Readiness and Advising. Gailor Auditorium.

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Shakerag Hollow hike with Professors Martin Knoll and Tom Powell. 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.

11:30 a.m. Information session for financial aid. The 2023–24 FAFSA will be available Oct.1. Join the Office of Financial Aid to make sure you are prepared for next year at this short meeting. Gailor Classroom 112.

11:30 a.m. Pre-game tailgate. Practice football field on Texas Avenue (near the baseball field). Pre-reserved spaces for families tailgating, but all are welcome to walk through to see friends and make new ones.

noon Sewanee Rugby Game Stringer Field

noon Sewanee carillon concert by Carilloneur 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–4 p.m. University Art Gallery exhibition. Natalie Miebach’s Stay Healthy and Strong.

1 p.m. Football game vs. Westminster. Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

1 p.m. Stop by the YSR “Yea, Sewanee’s Right!” tent during the football game (near the end zone) for some refreshments. For members and those who want to learn more about the athletic booster club.

Halftime football game performance. See the debut routine of Too Turnt Tigers, the student dance team.

1–3 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. 

1–5 p.m. Exhibit. The Museum Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections. Title IX: Fifty Years of Sewanee Women’s Athletics. University Archives, next to duPont Library.

3:30 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Berry. Juhan Gymnasium.

4 p.m. Men’s soccer vs. Belhaven. Puett Field.

4–5 p.m. Open house in Breslin Tower with the Sewanee Guild of Change Ringers, Tower Captain John Solomon, and students. Please go up the Breslin Tower stairs to the bell-ringing room.

Sunday, Sept. 18

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist at All Saints’ Chapel.

11 a.m. The University Service (Holy Eucharist with choir). All Saints’ Chapel.

noon Women’s volleyball vs. Oglethorpe. Juhan Gymnasium.

noon–4 p.m. University Art Gallery exhibition. Natalie Miebach’s Stay Healthy and Strong.

6:30 p.m. Growing in Grace. All Saints’ contemporary worship service with Anna McCaslin, C’22, with an informal Eucharist in All Saints’ Chapel.

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. 16 

Family Weekend cookout party on the Quad following the Convocation service (included in registration, your nametag serves as your ticket)

Saturday, Sept. 17

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

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

Sewanee Restaurants

Blue Chair Bakery (931.598.5434)
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 8 a.m.–noon

Blue Chair Tavern (931.598.5434)
Mon.–Fri. 3–9 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Green’s View Grill (931.598.5305)
Tues.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Cup and Gown (931.598.1212)
Located in duPont Library. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m–11 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Closed Saturday.

La Bella Pearl’s (931.463.2200)
Tues., closed, Wed.–Thurs. 5–9 p.m, Fri.–Sat. 5–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–
3 p.m. Please call for reservations.

McClurg Dining Hall (931.598.1120)
Mon.–Sun. 7 a.m–8 p.m.

Sells Sweets (931.308.0958)
Thurs.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Shakerag at the Sewanee Inn (931.598.3568)
Sun.–Thurs. 4–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 4–10 p.m. 

Stirling’s Coffee House (931.598.1885)
Thurs.–Fri.–Sat. 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., and Sun. 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Check out the porch rockers while you enjoy your coffee.

Tiger Bay Pub (931.598.1140)
Tues.–Sat. 9 p.m.–2 a.m. Sun. 9 a.m.–noon.

Village Nutrition (931.463.5007)

Monteagle and Tracy City

Depot Café (931.924.2233)
Thurs.–Friday 6:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Dixie Lee Diner (931.924.9292) Thurs.–Sat. 7 a.m.–7 p.m.,
and Sun. 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Dutch Maid Bakery (931.592.3171)
Café and bakery. Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Hank’s Corner Grille (931.592.4499)
Thurs. 4–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 1–10 p.m., Sun. noon–8 p.m.

High Point (931.924.4600)
Sun.–Thurs. 5–9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5–10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

La Ranchera Mexican Restaurant (931.592.5111)

The Local Bar and Grill 2 (931.924.1399)
Thurs. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., and Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant (931.924.5550)
Thurs. 11 a.m.–9 p.m, Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m., and
Sun. noon–9 p.m., closed Wed.

Monteagle Inn B&B (931.924.3869) Breakfast 8–10 a.m. during the weekend. Reservations preferred. 

Mountain Goat Market (931.924.2727)
Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.– 6p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Papa Ron’s (931.924.3355) Sun.–Sat. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Rosie’s Farmhouse Kitchen (931.592.2530)
Wed.–Thurs. 6:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. 6:45 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 7–11 a.m.,
Sun. 7–10:30 a.m. 

The Scoop (Monteagle)
Wed.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

The Smokehouse Patio Grill (800.489.2091)
Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Tea on the Mountain (931.592.4832) Traditional tea service

Up In Smoke BBQ Café & Gifts (931.212.4506)
Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.. Closed Monday–Thursday.

Also: Hardees, Pizza Hut, Waffle House, Subway, Sonic, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Shan Chinese Buffet.

Cowan and Winchester

Fiesta Mexican Grill (931.962.9939)
Sun.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. and Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

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.

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.

Frame Gallery (931.463.2300)
Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

CVS Monteagle (931.924.2341) Pharmacy

Hallelujah Pottery (931.924.0141) Hand-thrown pottery. Thurs.–Sat. 11 a.m.–
4 p.m. Closed Sunday–Wednesday.

Hometown Girl Boutique (931.808.3303)
Tues.–Fri. 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

Mooney’s Market and Emporium (931.924.7400) Fresh and local products. 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.

Oakes & Oliver’s Modern Mercantile (931.954.8680)
Thurs.–Fri. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

The Whimsy Willow Boutique (Monteagle)
Tues.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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 Sewanee’s
Acting Vice-Chancellor 

Acting Vice-Chancellor Nancy Berner and her husband, David Coe, 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. Be make sure to say hello! 

Friday, Sept. 16

2 p.m. Family Weekend Welcome in Guerry Auditorium. Meet other families while Acting Vice-Chancellor Berner updates guests about University happenings.

6 p.m. Family Weekend cookout party on the Quad (included in registration, your nametag serves as your ticket)

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 1–5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–
6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–noon. 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 at McClurg Dining Hall for brunch Saturday. Your nametag will also be your ticket to all varsity athletic events.

Museum Gallery of University
Archives & Special Collections

On view is Title IX: Fifty Years of Sewanee Women’s Athletics. Thursday–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 take 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., and 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. Stop by the front porch to pick up a complimentary issue of the Sewanee Review.

All Saints’ Chapel

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

 

For more information about Family Weekend,
visit the Family Weekend website at
new.sewanee.edu/parents-families/family-weekend.