Registration Information

All candidates should find the category below that best suits their circumstance and follow the proper protocol to participate in Sewanee's Summer School.

For Students Currently Enrolled at the University the South:

  1. Regular Returning Students should confer with their faculty advisors and then sign up for summer courses on Banner just as you do for regular courses in the spring and fall. Look closely at our offerings and pay attention to General Education attributes and prerequisites.

  2. Sewanee Summer Workers, with the permission of their supervisors, are welcome to enroll in Summer School courses. You may also take courses and live or work off-campus for the summer term. For details about housing and meal plan for summer workers, please see Residential Life: Summer Housing.

For Students Not Currently Seeking a Degree from the University of the South: 

  1. Incoming first-year Sewanee students or students who are seeking admission to a future incoming class should contact the Dean of Admission about enrolling in Summer School. Incoming students will be required to attend an extra-curricular program of sessions designed to familiarize you with resources on campus and help you succeed in your academic work.

  2. 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 before filling out the special application for students who are not currently enrolled.

  3. Recent high school graduates who are not incoming first-year students at Sewanee or other applicants not seeking a college degree should contact the Associate Dean of the College for Undergraduate Academic Affairs before filling out the special application for students not currently enrolled.

Auditors must register (cost: $500 for each course audited) by completing and returning the course-audit form, available in the Registrar's office. There is no course credit associated with auditing a class.

Tuition & Fees Information (Academic Credit)

Tuition: $1,145 per semester hour of credit

General Fees: $180

Full payment for summer school tuition, fees, room, and board is due by June 1, 2018. Students will receive a statement through Sewanee Afford. Any student registering for summer school after June 1 must pay the amount in full through Sewanee Afford before receiving a room assignment and attending classes. Wednesday, June 6 (by 4:30 PM), is the absolute last day to register for classes.

All students eligible for Tuition Remission according to the University’s criteria must obtain authorization from the Human Resources Office prior to registration.

All students must pay the general fees, which includes services of the University Wellness Center*, 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.

*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.

Housing Options for Summer School Students:

Students attending summer school have four housing options. The Summer Housing Form for Summer School students will be posted by Residential Life by April 6.  Submissions will be considered in the order received as room types are available. Students submitting the form should expect to be billed; students who later decide not to attend summer school must write directly to Residential Life to have their application removed from the pool.


  • Single Room with Air Conditioning: $1018 (highly limited availability)
  • Double Room with Air Conditioning: $767
  • Single Room without Air Conditioning: $363 (limited availability)
  • Double Room without Air Conditioning: $205

Assignments will be made on a rolling basis beginning in early May. For summer school students, the form will close on Tuesday, May 29, and late submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Housing will be assigned on a "first come, first served" basis, meaning that as students register, options will become limited.

Arrival and departure:

Check-In: Sunday, June 3 at 1pm

Check-Out: Sunday, July 15 at 10am

Dining for Summer School Students:

All enrolled students living in the summer school residence halls will be on the dining plan. The cost for the summer meal plan is $784.75.

The meal plan begins with dinner on June 3, 2018, and ends with breakfast on July 15, 2018. (Note that the dining hall will be closed between the end of the Easter semester and the beginning of the Summer term.)

Students will need their Student ID to enter McClurg. Upon checking into their residence hall, students will receive a special ID sticker to indicate to McClurg cashiers that they are on the summer meal plan. Students who do not present the their student ID with the special ID sticker will have to pay out-of-pocket to eat or be turned away.

Enrollment and Withdrawals

The University of the South accepts a student only for an entire summer term. Summer School classes last for the entire summer term, therefore the full charges for the term are due prior to your arrival for Summer school. A student is officially enrolled for the summer term immediately upon completion of registration. When you register for courses, you will see a charge reflecting your tuition and fees (indicated below) on your next bill. You will also receive an online housing preference form, where you can indicate whether you'll live in the Summer School residence hall, whether you'd like a double or a single, and the name of your roommate (where applicable).

Students may cancel their registration with a full refund (or full cancelation of all Summer School tuition, fees, room and board) any time through June 3, the day before classes begin. If a student, after classes begin, 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, and no refund is made for the activity fee or any other fee. Students seeking to withdraw must complete the formal process as described at Voluntary Withdrawals, which includes a meeting with the Dean of Students.

Other considerations:

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.

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 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 the student's 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

The University expects all students to engage fully in the educational process and to contribute actively to the intellectual environment. Accordingly, the University considers class attendance an essential component of student engagement: students are expected to attend every scheduled meeting of a class, including laboratories and other required meetings. Any student who fails to attend a class has the absolute obligation of communicating with the instructor prior to the missed class (or, in unusual cases, within 24 hours of having missed the class). Professors have discretion in determining what is an "excused" or "unexcused" absence. For more information, see the full policy.

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.

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. Sewanee is convenient to these metropolitan areas:

  • Chattanooga: 60 miles
  • Huntsville: 60 miles
  • Nashville: 95 miles
  • Memphis: 280 miles
  • Atlanta: 180 miles

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 may be available. Also, studio instruction in some instruments and voice may be available in the department of music. Information concerning fees and arrangements may be obtained from the chairman of the music department.

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.