University Resources

Jessie Ball DuPont Library

You may visit the duPont Library for all your research needs. Browse through books, periodicals, online journals and special collections. View your circulation records, renew your books online, and find out what's on reserve for a particular course. The School of Theology collection is located on the third floor.

Campus Dining Locations

Sewanee Dining currently serves the campus through two locations, McClurg Dining and the Tiger Bay Pub. Each has a specific focus and role in serving students and the broader campus community. You will find comfortable and inviting surroundings, each with food and friendly staff to match.

McClurg Dining, Sewanee's flagship dining operation, combines classic Sewanee stone architecture with an open community design supporting contemporary culinary trends in batch cooking and presentation. With seating for close to 800 guests, McClurg is the dining hall for all students, faculty, and staff. Much of the food served comes from produce and protein that is locally sourced.

Stirling’s Coffee House is run by college students, and opened until midnight seven days a week during academic sessions. It serves fantastic food and drinks and is a popular hang out for students and professors.

Other Sewanee Dining Locations (located in the downtown area)

Ivy Wild
Blue Chair
Pearl’s Foggy Moutain Cafe
Crossroads Cafe


The Robert Dobbs Fowler Sport and Fitness Center (commonly called the Fowler Center) includes a nine-track pool with diving well, an indoor track with field event areas, multipurpose volleyball and basketball courts, batting cage, 1,000-seat performance gym, racquetball courts, squash court, indoor bouldering wall (60' long x 12' high), training rooms and machines, locker rooms, dance studios, indoor tennis courts, and a classroom.

If the great outdoors is more your style, there are unlimited hiking trails around the 13,000 acre Domain. Or take a stroll through Abbo’s Alley, a beautiful ravine garden, located in the heart of campus.

Sewanee Union Theater

The campus movie theater features a new popular movie every week.

University Bookstore

You can purchase books, snacks, drinks, and some essentials at the Sewanee bookstore. They also carry a fine selection of Sewanee logo merchandise and souvenirs.

Other Places of Interest

The Tennessee Williams Performing Arts Center is located directly behind the School of Theology. The University also has a state-of-the-art equestrian center and the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory (open to the community on Thursday nights during the academic year).


University Rentals
If you would like to rent from the University, the housing office provides an online application.

If you live in University rental housing and need maintenance, please contact the office assistant at ext. 1358 during office hours. After hours, please contact the Campus Police at ext. 1111, who will notify the appropriate Physical Plant Services personnel.

Private Rentals
There are a number of privately owned homes for rent on and around campus and an annual supply of fully furnished homes belonging to faculty on sabbatical if you cannot find what you want from University Housing. Some popular areas to consider are Monteagle, Cowan, Tullahoma, Chattanooga, and Murfreesboro. Local real estate agents can assist with this search.


Voice Siren System
The University has a campus-wide voice siren system for weather or other alerts. 

Frequently Called Numbers
Public Safety: 931.598.1111
Student Health Center: 931.598.1270
Counseling Center: 931.598.1325
Emerald Hodgson Hospital: 931.598.5691

Sewanee Police Department
The Sewanee Police Department provides 24-hours-a-day patrol protection to the campus, University property, parking lots, dormitories, and fraternities and sororities. Sewanee police officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities. The officers are trained at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and receive additional in-service training yearly; Sewanee Police have the power to arrest in the State of Tennessee.

Sewanee Fire Department
Approximately 40 trained volunteers from faculty, staff, student, and community members operate the University’s fire department.
Fire personnel are certified in standard fire operations, mountain rescue, and vehicle extrication.
The Sewanee Fire Department’s equipment consists of three pumpers, one transport van, and two four-wheel drive vehicles. One of the four-wheel drive vehicles is equipped with jaws of life and mountain rescue equipment.

Sewanee Emergency Medical Service
The University has an Emergency Medical Service (EMS), which is operated by state certified volunteers from faculty, staff, student, and community members. The EMS has a fully equipped ambulance.
The police, fire and EMS departments are located on Alabama Avenue behind the Physical Plant Services administrative building.

Assistance for the Disabled

The University provides a time-limited professional counseling service for students seeking assistance with concerns of all kinds—academic, social, emotional, or interpersonal. In accordance with the provisions of Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University seeks to provide disabled students with reasonable accommodations needed to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the School of Theology. Information and assistance may be obtained from the community life office.


Dogs have long been welcome members of the Sewanee community. However, all dogs must be under the control of their owners at all times while on the Domain. Pets are welcome in University housing with a $200 deposit paid at the beginning of your stay. Under Tennessee law, dogs and cats must receive rabies vaccines annually.