University Counseling Services


The University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383


"Everyone at the University Counseling Service is dedicated to helping you achieve academic, social and emotional success at Sewanee."

-Dr Dave Spaulding,
University Counselor



The University Counselling Service is located in the University Health Services and Counseling Building at 1310 University Avenue, adjacent to Emerald-Hodgson Hospital.

Hours & Appointments

The office is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and we are typically closed for lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 pm. Appointments are scheduled either through the office manager or me and last for about 45 minutes. Students are generally seen weekly but may be seen more or less frequently as the situation dictates and as you and I agree.


The University provides a time-limited professional counseling service for students seeking assistance with concerns of all kinds - academic, social, emotional or interpersonal. Discussions between students and psychologists are confidential and information can not be disclosed, including to parents, except in rare situations required by law and regulations. University counselling services are free to University students.


If you have an emergency during working hours, contact the office at 931-598-1325. Our office manager will arrange a meeting as soon as possible. For an emergency outside of office hours you can contact the Emergency Room at Emerald Hodgson Hospital (931-598-5691), your primary care provider, a crisis hotline (1-800-681-7444) or you can call the Sewanee emergency dispatcher (931-598-1111) to reach EMT's, police, or the Dean of Students on call.