Register now for a Weekday Visit
Let us open doors for you all over campus. Weekday visits are all about making the most of your time through highly customized personal itineraries. (Lunch with a current student at the dining hall? Overnight stay and class visit? Science facility tour and athletics appointment? All of the above? No problem.)
Register now for a Saturday Session
Fit us into your schedule. Saturday Sessions cover the basics with an admission counselor-led information session and a student-led campus tour. Who’s stopping you from discovering more of the Domain (equestrian center, golf course, 50+ miles of hiking trails) on your own? Not us.
Take your first class in college admission with us. The Admission 101 syllabus goes something like this: finding the right colleges; applying like an expert; making the right decision. Our sessions and workshops will show you how to get the most out of your campus visits, how to write a compelling essay and give a killer interview, and how to see your application through the eyes of an admission counselor. While what we have to offer will be helpful to you even if you don’t plan on applying to Sewanee, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to after spending the day on our spectacular 13,000-acre mountaintop campus. Reading this whole paragraph means that you’ve earned an “A” on your first assignment. Nice work.
For your watch
Sewanee is on Central Time.
93 mi. (1.5 hrs.) from Nashville
52 mi. (1 hr.) from Chattanooga
For your GPS
Use this address:
735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383
For your peace of mind
From Interstate 24, follow these steps:
For your car
Parking is available behind Fulford Hall. Access the parking lot via the driveway between Fulford Hall and Rebel’s Rest Guest House at the intersection of University Ave. and Georgia Ave.
For your phone
If you are having trouble finding your way around campus, please call 931.598.3487.
Franklin County/Sewanee Airport (UOS)
UOS is our on-campus airport. A courtesy car to central campus is available. 931.598.1910
Transportation from BNA and CHA to the Smoke House Lodge in Monteagle, Tenn. is available. Monteagle is 6 mi. from Sewanee. You must arrange transportation from the Smoke House Lodge to Sewanee. 800.896.9928
Chartered shuttles from BNA to Sewanee are available. 615.255.3519
Private sedans and limousines from BNA to Sewanee are available. 615.714.5466
The Sewanee Inn
1235 University Ave.
Sewanee, Tenn. 37383
American Eagle Inn
509 W. Main St.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
Best Western Smokehouse Lodge
844 W. Main St.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
The Edgeworth Inn
19 Wilkins Ave.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
The Franklin-Pearson House
108 E. Cumberland St.
Cowan, Tenn. 37318
Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center
204 W. Main St.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
McClurg Dining Hall
Where we eat every day. Seven food preparation stations including international cuisine, home-cooked style food, sandwich and salad bars, daily pasta specials, and a vegan line.
Blue Chair Café, Bakery, and Tavern
41 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where you might find us Saturday night and Sunday morning. Gourmet coffee, breakfast, lunch, and bakery by day. Jackalope craft beer tavern by night.
12569 Sollace M. Freeman Hwy., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where we eat pizza. Thin-crust pizzas as well as pasta and salad selections.
Stirling’s Coffee House
241 Georgia Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where our all-nighters begin. Soups, salads, and sandwiches in addition to a wide selection of coffee, tea, and specialty drinks.
12595 Sollace M. Freeman Hwy., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where we eat grilled sandwiches and lighter, deli fare around picnic tables marked with the initials of many Sewanee alumni.
Julia’s Fine Foods
24 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where we go for local and organic fare. Eclectic bistro-style restaurant with homemade daily specials.
36 Ball Park Rd., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where we take pictures of the food before we eat it — because it really is that beautiful. Seasonally inspired elegant New American cuisine. Reservations strongly recommended.
224 E. Main St., Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
Where we go when our vegetarian friends are out of town. A true steakhouse in a beautiful 1920s-era mansion. Reservations recommended.
Pearl’s Foggy Mountain Café
15344 Sewanee Hwy., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where we go for Sunday brunch. An eclectic array of New South fare served in a refined but relaxed setting that features sweeping views of the surrounding woods.
The Globe Cafe
Where we go when we want burritos. Operated by Sewanee Dining on central campus. Offers Tex-Mex standards in a fast-casual setting. Grab-and-go options are also available.
38 Ball Park Rd., Sewanee, Tenn. 37375
Where we go when we want a taste of the Pacific Rim. While the focus is on cuisine of Singapore, there is a diverse array of Asian food to be found. Specials vary daily but dumplings are always available.
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Estill Springs, Tenn.
Shiro Burnette will be a sophomore at the University of The South this coming fall and intends to major in anthropology and minor in classical studies. As a resident of Franklin County, Sewanee is as close to home as possible for Shiro. On his first visit to Sewanee, Shiro immediately took notice the interactions between students and their professors. The community aspect of the campus was indisputable and one that made Sewanee the right choice for Shiro. Shiro currently serves as an Arcadian (Admission volunteer), a representative on the Multicultural Outreach Board, a member of the Greek organization Beta Theta Pi, and as an assistant in the Office of Admission. Outside of the Office of Admission, Shiro enjoys spending time with friends at one of the lookouts, such as Green’s View, and the local coffee shop, Stirling's.
Raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Tess Steele, a rising Sophomore here at Sewanee, was determined to attend a college in an environment completely different from her rural small town. Upon visiting the Domain, she was mesmerized by the whimsically gothic charm and the refreshing sense of community at Sewanee, and she could not imagine herself attending school anywhere else. She is a prospective philosophy major, with a double minor in art history and French. Outside the classroom, Tess is a Bonner Leader, working with Saint Mary’s Convent and the Community Action Committee at Otey Parish. Additionally, she is a part of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon sorority. In her free time, she enjoys reading in the quad and drinking copious amounts of coffee at Stirling’s.
Bethel Park, Pa.
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Jimmy graduated from Sewanee in May of this year where he was a politics major and a French minor. While an undergraduate, Jimmy was involved with many activities on campus, including Greek Life and the All Saints’ Chapel Sacristans’ Guild. He was also very involved with the Residential Life Program at Sewanee and served as the proctor of Cannon Hall as well as head proctor for first-year programs. In that role, Jimmy spent last summer working with the residential life staff helping plan orientation and other programs for new students. In the fall, Jimmy will attend graduate school at Emory University to earn his Ph.D. in political science. After graduate school, Jimmy hopes to become a college professor. Jimmy is very excited to be spending the summer in Sewanee sharing his love of the Domain. When not in the office, Jimmy can usually be found hiking on one of Sewanee’s many trails or hanging out with friends.
When he first stepped onto campus his junior year of high school, Chris had no idea that Sewanee would be the place he would call his college home. But as he continued his college search process, the native Mississipian found only one place that was “right”: Sewanee. Chris is reminded that Sewanee is right daily as a student as he is donning his safety goggles in the organic chemistry lab, or reminiscing with Dr. Smith about getting vans stuck while off-roading (for research). A recently declared psychology major, Chris is excited to be proctor of Humphreys’ Hall for the 2015–2016 academic year, and to be a coordinator of the Sewanee Angel Team. In his free time, you’ll find Chris riding a mountain bike somewhere on the Domain, prepping for the upcoming club ultimate Frisbee season, or playing on team “The Butcher, the Baker, and Candlestick Maker” at the Blue Chair Tavern’s trivia night.
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