Important Dates

Academic Calendar

Exam Schedule

College Faculty Meetings 2018-19

The first College Faculty Meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year will be held on Friday, September 7th in Gailor Auditorium.

Please note all the dates of the forthcoming faculty meetings during the year. All meetings will be held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium except:

Wednesday, May 8th, Gailor Auditorium, Senate begins at 3:30 p.m., College Meeting to follow at 3:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 11th, the last meeting, Gailor Auditorium, begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by Senate.

The Intercalary meetings have been scheduled in addition to the regular college faculty meetings. 

September 7, 2018        
September 28, 2018  
October 5, 2018  
November 16, 2018  
December 7, 2018  
January 25, 2019  
February 8, 2019  
February 22, 2019 Intercalary Meeting
March 8, 2019  
April 5, 2019  
April 26, 2019 Intercalary Meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 2019                Senate and Faculty
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Faculty and Senate


Important Dates as We Begin the New Academic Year:

Wednesday, August 15           First Year Program students arrive
Thursday - Friday, August 16 - 17           Course (Re)Design Experience - Center for Teaching
Monday - Tuesday, August 20 - 21           New Faculty Orientation
Wednesday, August 22 All - Advisor Meeting - Women's Center
Wednesday - Saturday, August 22 - 25                 PRE
Thursday, August 23

Faculty Gathering - Sewanee Inn & Faculty/Staff Reception - Chen Hall

Saturday - Tuesday, August 25 - 28 New Student Orientation
Monday, August 27 Upperclass Student Move-in Day
Tuesday, August 28 Honor Code Signing & Launching the New Year Campus Picnic
Wednesday, August 29 Classes Begin
Friday, September 7 First Faculty Meeting - Gailor Auditorium
Friday, September 14 First New Faculty Development Session

Additional Important Date Notice:

There will be TWO convocations this fall, one for the normal celebration of academic excellence and one to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. 

Friday, September 21                Convocation (Foundations Day, Family Weekend)
Friday, October 12 Convocation (Founders' Day)


New Faculty Development Sessions: 

Friday, September 14, 4-5:30 p.m. (Torian Room)
Course design / proposing new courses (with a representative from the Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee)
- "Small teaching" and practical pedagogical strategies
Friday, November 2, 3-5 p.m. (Center for Teaching)
- Mid-semester feedback and problem-solving protocol
- Optional consultation: syllabi and practical pedagogical strategies
Thursday, December 13, 12-2 p.m. (Center for Teaching)
- Reflections on the first semester
Friday, February 1, 3-5 p.m. (Center for Teaching)
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion: the inclusive classroom
Friday, March 1, 3-5 p.m. (Center for Teaching)
- Getting to know the University: student and staff panels
Friday, April 12, 3-5 p.m. (Center for Teaching)
- Balancing teaching, research, and service: reflecting on the first year and preparing for
    the second-year review
- Brief overview of College and University committees and service