General Information


All candidates for admission to the summer term should complete the application found at the end of the catalog and return it with an application fee in the amount of $20 to the Office of the Registrar. This fee is not refundable.

Regular students currently enrolled at Sewanee should pre-register early in the spring semester. After conferring with their faculty advisers, they should indicate on the back of the application the courses which they intend to take.

Students who have been accepted as freshmen at The University of the South for the Advent term of 2014 or who are seeking admission to the freshman class of 2018 should communicate directly with the Dean of Admission concerning the Summer School.

Undergraduates currently enrolled at other institutions should determine from their own institutions the policies governing the transfer of credits earned at the University of the South. Their applications are welcome.

Recent high school graduates who wish to begin their college careers early
by attending the Summer School here should apply directly to the Director of the Summer School.

Applicants not seeking a college degree
should communicate directly with the Director of the Summer School.

Auditing and Tuition Remission

Auditors must register (cost: $500 for each course audited) by completing and returning the pre-registration form.
All students eligible for tuition remission according to the University’s criteria must obtain authorization from the Human Resources Office prior to registration.


The University of the South accepts a student only for an entire summer term. The full charges for the term are due and payable in advance upon entrance, and payment of all charges is an integral part of the student's registration.

A student is officially enrolled for the summer term immediately upon completion of registration. If a student, after registration, is dismissed or withdraws for any cause except illness, he or she is not entitled to any refund of the sum paid to the University or to cancellation of any sum due to the University.

Refunds for a withdrawal because of illness are figured by prorating fees for the period from the date of withdrawal to the end of the session. The amounts to be prorated are one-half of the tuition and room charges and three-fourths of the board charge. No refund is made for the activity fee or any other fee.

Notice of withdrawal and requests for refund must be made in writing addressed to the Director of Summer School and must be accompanied by a written notice from the University Health Office stating that the illness-withdrawal is recommended.

For Boarding & Day Students (Academic Credit)
Tuition: $900 per semester hour of credit
Application Fee: $20
Student Activity Fee: $50
Medical Fee: $20
Room (Double): $675, (Single) $925
Board: $975
Student Post Office Fee: $5
Administrative Fee: $70

For Auditors (No Academic Credit)
Audit Fee per Course: $500

1. The student's final bill may be prepared during registration and payment in full of all fees is required at that time. Pre-registered students will be billed by mail and may settle their accounts by mail prior to registration day, though registration is still required of all students. Students who do not pre-register should estimate the total amount from the table above and be prepared to write a check on registration day. A student who registers or pays fees later than the day and time designated must pay a late fee of $35. Satisfactory handling of a student's account is necessary to obtain a transcript of grades.

2. The Student Activity Fee is required of all students. It includes tennis privileges on University courts, swimming privileges at the indoor pool, use of athletic fields, use of the Bishop's Common facilities, and participation privileges in University-sponsored, special recreational activities.

3. All students pay the post office fee.

4. The Medical Fee provides services of the University Health Office, but prescriptions, casts, splints, and medical expenses such as X-ray, surgery, hospitalization, and treatment are the responsibility of the student and his or her family.

Students must pay cash, checks, or use personal credit cards for books, supplies, or other expenses.

Students should take precautions to protect personal belongings from theft or other loss. University insurance does not cover personal losses; however, the family homeowner insurance may provide insurance for these losses.

Any student responsible for damage to property shall pay the cost of repairs or replacement. All charges for damage to property become part of the student's account for the term. A student is requested to report damages of property immediately to the Physical Plant Services and to assume payment for repairs if he or she is the person responsible.

A student using a personal automobile for a class field trip or other University business should have vehicle liability insurance, since University insurance does not cover the vehicle, owner, driver, or passengers if an accident occurs.

Checks may be cashed at the cashier's office. Families may wish to consider having a checking account for the student at a bank in the Sewanee area or at a bank in the student's hometown.

Special arrangements will be made available for a student who is unable, by reason of physical handicap, to go to the cashier's office.

Financial Aid

All currently enrolled students must rely on loans or non-University grants to cover Summer School expenses which they are unable to meet with their own resources.


All students except married students and those living at home with their families are required to live in University dormitories and are required to take their meals in University dining facilities.

Students are housed in attractive, comfortable air-conditioned dormitories, which contain, in addition to student rooms, a common room and laundry facilities. A head resident, assisted by student proctors, is in charge of all dormitories. Efforts will be made to assign rooms and roommates according to student preference, though no assurance can be given that such requests can be granted.

All dormitory rooms are furnished with a single bed and mattress, a desk and chair, a bookcase, and closet space for each student.

The students should furnish their own pillow and bed linens, which should include at least four sheets, four pillowcases, one blanket, and two spreads for a single bed. Some form of desk lamp may be needed also. Regular janitorial service is provided.

All students residing in dormitory rooms will be provided with a telephone and personal telephone number.

Dormitories will be ready for occupancy at noon on June 8, and must be vacated no later than noon on July 20.


All meals for boarding students are served in the air-conditioned McClurg Hall on the central campus. These meals are available to non-boarding students on an individual-meal-payment basis.

Within walking distance of the central campus are Stirling's, Crust, Julia's, Ivywild, and The Blue Chair. There are additional restaurants in Monteagle and Cowan, Sewanee's neighboring communities.

For boarding students, the dining hall will open for the evening meal on June 8 and will be closed after dinner on July 19.


Students intending to enroll in the Summer School should present themselves for registration between the hours of 3 and 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of June 8 on the main floor of Carnegie Hall. Signs outside of Carnegie Hall, which is located on the main quadrangle of the central campus, will indicate where registration is taking place.

All students registered in the Summer School are asked to attend a meeting with the Director of Summer School at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, in the lecture room, Gailor Hall.

Automobiles and Other Vehicles

The university parking rules and regulations are in effect during the summer as well as the regular school year. All student vehicles must remain parked at the student's dorm from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday unless the student is leaving campus. Parking at the bookstore and pantry is limited to customers of those businesses and must never be used for visits to McClurg.

New students must register their vehicles as soon as possible after arriving on campus.

Parking in a handicap space requires a handicap sticker from your home state or a permit issued by the Sewanee Police. Parking is limited to white-lined spaces. All other parking, including along the roadside and on the grass will be ticketed.


Pets are not allowed in the dormitories or academic buildings at any time.

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend class regularly. Unless otherwise indicated by the instructor, unexcused absences in a course will be limited to the number of semester-hours of credit granted for completion of the course.

Unless stated otherwise in the description of the course, classes will meet for five 75-minute periods Monday through Friday, and give four semester-hours credit. Laboratory sessions for science courses are held twice weekly.

Chapel Services

Sunday morning worship service will be held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in All Saints' Chapel during the Summer School term. Additional weekday services will be scheduled. The Chaplain is available to all students for consultation.

Travel to Sewanee

Interstate Highway 24 passes through Monteagle, about five miles northeast of Sewanee. After exiting on Exit 134, turn left onto Highway 41A away from Monteagle toward Sewanee.

Approximate highway mileage to Sewanee from:
Chattanooga: 60
Nashville: 95
Memphis: 280
Atlanta: 180

Special Opportunities in Music

One of the world's largest carillons is located in the tower of All Saints' Chapel. Private instruction in the playing of the bells is available. Also, studio instruction in some instruments and voice is available in the department of music. Information concerning fees and arrangements may be obtained from the chairman of the music department.

Unusual opportunities are open for students interested in participating in a symphony orchestra during their summer stay in Sewanee. For details see the description in this catalog of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.

Horseback Riding

The University Equestrian Center is located on the Domain of the University just minutes from the center of campus. The center's staff offers a well-rounded program which includes instruction for physical education credit, a varsity equestrian team, and the opportunity to explore the many miles of fire lanes and wilderness areas of the Domain. The riding program specializes in hunters and hunt seat equitation. Instruction in western horsemanship is also available. Facilities for boarding horses are available at reasonable rates. There is no physical education credit for equestrian instruction in the summer.

Inquiries should be directed to the Equestrian Center Director, The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000. Phone 931.598.1276 or 931.598.1122.