Standard visit program

Weekday visits and Saturday sessions

Visitors to campus should plan to spend at least 2.5 hours on campus to complete the standard visit program, a campus tour and information session. During the summer of 2017, we offer regularly scheduled weekday visits at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Campus tour: 1-hour, student-led tour of central campus including the University chapel, two academic buildings, dining hall, library, residence hall and athletics facility.

  • A residence hall and individual dorm room are included on the tour during the academic year.
  • Prospective students usually go in one tour group; parents usually go in a separate tour group.

Information session: 30-minute presentation led by an admission counselor who reviews applications. Covers academics, student life, application review, scholarships, and need-based financial aid.

  • When available, a current student contributes to the information session.
  • For prospective students and parents/guardians.

Custom visit options

Weekday visits

Visitors to campus can add custom visit options to the standard visit program during the academic year when the University is in session. For the 2017-2018 academic year, custom visit options are available Sep. 4, 2018 to Dec. 12, 2018 and Jan. 15, 2019 to May 1, 2019. Custom visit options are always subject to availability.

Athletic appointment: Individual meeting with members of the coaching staff for students interested in playing varsity athletics.

  • Coaches may be unavailable due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Prospective student-athletes should complete athletes questionnaire for specific sports.
  • For prospective students and parents/guardians

Career and Leadership Development information session: 30-minute, group session led by a member of the staff of the Office of Career and Leadership Development. Topics include professional and graduate school outcomes, funded internship opportunities, and the full range of services offered to students.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 11 a.m.
  • For prospective students and parents/guardians

Class visit: Opportunity to attend a class meeting.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at various times
  • Class preferences will be honored if possible
  • Limited to one per prospective student
  • Priority is given to seniors
  • For prospective students

Custom conversation: Optional one-on-one interview with an admission counselor or specially trained senior student. Custom conversations are not scored or evaluative, but are an opportunity for Sewanee to learn more about our prospective students' diverse academic and extracurricular interests and achievements.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at various times
  • For prospective students who are juniors or seniors, with scheduling priority given to seniors

Lunch with a current student: 1-hour, complimentary lunch at McClurg Dining Hall with a student enrolled in the College.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12:15 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
  • For prospective students only

Sciences tour: 30-minute, student-led, in-depth tour of two science facilities. Covers curricular and extracurricular opportunities in the areas of pre-health, scientific research, and environmental studies.

  • Monday at 1:30 p.m.
  • For prospective students and parents/guardians

Pathways to Service Session: Right here at Sewanee, you can get involved, give back, and learn in community, through service. The Office of Civic Engagement is here to jumpstart your passion about particular causes or issues, and connect you to the meaningful work going on in our local community and beyond. Whether you are just getting started or want to take existing service experience further, there's a pathway to deeper community engagement for you here.

  • Monday at 1:00 p.m.
  • For prospective student and parents/guardians 

Performing arts tour: 30-minute, student-led, in-depth tour of the black box theatre, costume design studio, and teaching spaces of the theatre arts facility.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
  • For prospective students and parents/guardians.

Visual arts tour: 30-minute, student-led, in-depth tour of the studio and gallery spaces of the Nabit Art Building for prospective students interested in pursuing visual arts.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
  • For prospective students and parents/guardians

Traveling to campus

Sewanee is located 93 miles southeast of Nashville (1.5 hours) and 52 miles northwest of Chattanooga (1 hour) atop the Cumberland Plateau in the Central Time Zone. If you need assistance, please call 931.598.3487.

Driving: 1) For navigation services, use 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383; 2) Parking is available behind Fulford Hall via the driveway near the intersection of University and Georgia Avenues.

Flying: 1) Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Chattanooga Airport (CHA) are commercial options; 2) Franklin County/Sewanee Airport (UOS), Winchester Municipal Airport (BGF), Tullahoma Regional Airport (THA) are private options.

Shuttling: 1) Groome Transportation provides shuttles to Monteagle, Tenn., 6 miles from Sewanee, from the Nashville International Airport (BNA); 2) InShuttle Nashville provides chartered shuttles to Sewanee from Nashville International Airport (BNA). 3) Grand Avenue provides private cars from Nashville International Airport (BNA) to Sewanee.

Accommodations

Area hotels, bed and breakfasts, and retreat centers make up a diverse set of overnight accommodation options for visitors to campus.

The Sewanee Inn: ≈ 2 minutes from the Office of Admission

St. Mary’s Sewanee—The Anna House: ≈ 6 minutes from the Office of Admission

The Smoke House Lodge: ≈ 8 minutes from the Office of Admission

Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center: ≈ 11 minutes from the Office of Admission

American Eagle Inn: ≈ 11 minutes from the Office of Admission

The Edgeworth Inn: ≈ 13 minutes from the Office of Admission

The Franklin-Pearson House: ≈ 12 minutes from the Office of Admission

Dining

Area cafes, restaurants, and fine dining establishments make up a diverse set of dining options for visitors to campus.

McClurg Dining Hall: ≈ 2 minute walk from the Office of Admission

Stirling’s Coffee House: ≈ 6 minute walk from the Office of Admission

Sewanee Inn: ≈ 10 minute walk from the Office of Admission

Blue Chair Café, Bakery, and Tavern: ≈ 3 minute drive from the Office of Admission

Shenanigans: ≈ 3 minute drive from the Office of Admission

Crossroads Café: ≈ 4 minute drive from the Office of Admission

Ivy Wild: ≈ 4 minute drive from the Office of Admission

Mountain Goat Market: ≈ 11 minute drive from the Office of Admission

High Point: ≈ 12 minute drive from the Office of Admission

Campus map

The campus map provides point-to-point directions and location services for the Domain.

On-campus information

On-campus information is available for visitors who are currently on the Domain.