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Weekday Visits

Daily

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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.)

Saturday Sessions

Saturdays

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.

Fall Preview

Sep. 27, 2014

Register now for Fall Preview on Sep. 27
Tentative Schedule

Nov. 1, 2014

Register now for Fall Preview on Nov. 1 
Tentative Schedule

Crisp weather. Vibrant foliage. We’ve dreamed up the perfect fall visit itinerary; it’s called Fall Preview. It’s the best of the weekday visit options (campus tour, residential halls tour, study away panel) combined with two faculty engagement sessions. Follow your academic interest to the appropriate session (English, history, psychology, environmental studies, 20+ more), and faculty members will meet you there.

The study away panel at Fall Preview will feature two new videos that document the Sewanee Summer in Spain program. See a preview of the video here:

Discover Sewanee

Nov. 16-17, 2014

Tentative Schedule for students
Tentative Schedule for parents

Each fall, invited students join us to discover the diversity of people and experiences that Sewanee has to offer. Guests at Discover Sewanee spend two days in our dorms and classrooms bringing their unique perspectives to our relevant discussions on multiculturalism. The application deadline for Discover Sewanee 2014 has passed.

Spring Preview

Apr. 25, 2015

Register for Spring Preview
Tentative Schedule

Flowers blooming. Birds chirping. We’ve dreamed up the perfect spring visit itinerary; it’s called Spring Preview. It’s the best of the weekday visit options (campus tour, residential halls tour, student panel) combined with two faculty engagement sessions. Follow your academic interest to the appropriate session (English, history, psychology, environmental studies, 20+ more), and faculty members will meet you there.

Admission 101

June 12, 2015

July 10, 2015

Tentative Schedule

Admission 101 Handbook

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.

Legacy Kickoff to Admission 101

Alumni only
Tentative Schedule

As if students of alumni didn’t have enough reasons to visit the Domain, already, now there’s one more: the Legacy Kickoff to Admission 101. Take Admission 101 and add meetings with current legacy students and roundtable discussions with visiting deans of admission and directors of college counseling and what you get is college search preparation legacy-style.

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Getting Here

Drive here

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:

  1. Take Monteagle Exit 134
  2. Turn onto Hwy. 41A W.
  3. Follow Hwy. 41A W. approx. 3.7 mi.
  4. Pass through the University Gates
  5. Turn right onto University Ave.
  6. Follow University Ave. approx. 1.3 mi.
  7. Arrive at Fulford Hall on the right (pictured below)

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.

Fly here

Where to land

Commercial
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Most visitors use BNA. We recommend flying Southwest Airlines.

Chattanooga Airport (CHA)

Private
Franklin County/Sewanee Airport (UOS)
UOS is our on-campus airport. A courtesy car to central campus is available. 931.598.1910

Winchester Municipal Airport (BGF)

Tullahoma Regional Airport (THA)

Shuttles

Groome Transportation
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

InShuttle Nashville
Chartered shuttles from BNA to Sewanee are available. 615.255.3519

Grand Avenue
Private sedans and limousines from BNA to Sewanee are available. 615.714.5466

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Around Here

Stay here

Rebel's Rest University Guesthouse
735 University Ave.
Sewanee, Tenn. 37383
931.598.1686

The Sewanee Inn
1235 University Ave.
Sewanee, Tenn. 37383
855.494.4466

American Eagle Inn
509 W. Main St.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
931.924.8880

Best Western Smokehouse Lodge
844 W. Main St.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
931.924.3175

The Edgeworth Inn
19 Wilkins Ave.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
931.924.4000

The Franklin-Pearson House
108 E. Cumberland St.
Cowan, Tenn. 37318
931.962.3223

Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center
204 W. Main St.
Monteagle, Tenn. 37356
931.924.3869

 

Eat here

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.

Crust
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.

Shenanigans
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.

IvyWild
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.

High Point
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.

Crossroads Café
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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Domain Life

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What’s next?

Give us a shout

Use your email magic (and email us →)

We keep a record of all the times you’ve contacted us, and the more we hear from you, the more we like it. After you’ve scheduled your visit, let your admission counselor know you’re coming.

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Staff

Lee Ann Backlund

Lee Ann Backlund -

Dean of Admission & Financial Aid


Lisa Burns

Lisa Burns -

Associate Dean of Admission

Territories: Northern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Southern East Tennessee (Chattanooga area), Washington, West Virginia

Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler -

Assistant Director of Admission

Territories: Middle Tennessee (Nashville area), Connecticut (Fairfield County), New York

Ryan Cassell

Ryan Cassell -

Associate Director of Admission

Territories: Alaska, Arizona, Southern California, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Montana, Middle Tennessee (Franklin, Coffee, Grundy, and Marion Counties), New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Bess Jenkins

Bess Jenkins -

Admission Counselor

Territories: Alabama (Montgomery and Mobile areas), Mississippi, Northern East Tennessee (Knoxville area)

Curtis Johnson, C’14

Curtis Johnson, C’14 -

Admission Counselor

Territories: Arkansas, Georgia (Atlanta area), Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, West Tennessee (Memphis and Jackson area)

Danielle Larsen

Danielle Larsen -

Admission Counselor

Territories: Alabama (Birmingham and Huntsville areas), Georgia (excluding Metro Atlanta), Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Forbes Mann, C’10

Forbes Mann, C’10 -

Assistant Director of Admission

Territories: Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Tim Neil, C’13

Tim Neil, C’13 -

Admission Counselor

Territories: Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County), Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont

Nancy York, C’11

Nancy York, C’11 -

Assistant Director of Admission

Territories: Oklahoma, Texas, Homeschool Students, Transfer Students

Nashville

Food

Bella Nashville
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, Tenn. 37208
Sometimes we open pizzerias. Sometimes we create traditional wood-fired pizzas with locally sourced ingredients using sustainable technology. Bella’s proprietor, Chris Jackson, C’08, can tell you more about it.

Burger Up
2901 12th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. 37204
We like quality burgers. Like the grass-fed burgers we’re able to create from cattle that graze on the Domain. We appreciate that these guys take a similar approach.

Fido
1812 21st Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. 37212
We have lots of friends who go to Vandy who visit us. It’s only fair that we go see them occasionally. When we do, Fido is our preferred meeting spot. What with its upscale yet casual setting, strong and steamy coffee, and delicious light eats, it’s almost like being at a citified Stirling’s Coffee House. Almost.

F. Scott’s (American)
2210 Crestmore Rd., Nashville, Tenn. 37215
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “The Jelly-Bean,” a lively southern lady named Nancy mentions Sewanee: “…I’ve met a lot of Englishmen who were over here in the army, Oxford and Cambridge men — you know, that’s like Sewanee and University of Georgia are here — and of course I’ve read a lot of English novels.” When you combine the literary and the culinary, we show up.

Art

The Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 27212
Have you seen the Nicole Kidman thriller Stoker? Well, if Nicole Kidman has seen it in a public theater, we bet it was the Belcourt. It’s the kind of place where “movies” are called “films.” Some of Stoker’s scenes are shot on a college “campus” called a “domain.” Not just any “domain,” though, the Domain of the University of the South.

Frist Center for Visual Arts
919 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 37203
Where you’ll find us classics/art/art history-types on field trips.

Ryman Auditorium
116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, Tenn. 37219
Where we find music history being made over and over again — by touring the auditorium or by dancing with Ben Folds.

Sports

Nashville Predators Ice Hockey
501 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. 37203
Each year, the Board (the organization responsible for student activities) sponsors trips to see the Predators play. Maybe you’ll come along with us the next time we go.

Tennessee Titans Football
1 Titans Way, Nashville, Tenn. 37213
When we’re not making some big noise for the Tigers, you might find us supporting another Sewanee team that’s just up the road. “Wait, what?” Well, the family that owns the Titans is a Sewanee family, so we consider the Titans to be Sewanee’s pro team.

Vanderbilt Commodores Football
2601 Jess Neely Dr., Nashville, Tenn. 37240
Sometime around the 1890s, a football cheer was born at Sewanee. And it was probably written to antagonize Vanderbilt (but nobody knows for sure). Go see the team that still makes us cheer, “Yea, Sewanee’s Right.”

Chattanooga

Fun

Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402
We can’t resist 10,000 animals, an IMAX 3D movie theater and riverboat cruise. Can you?

Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball
201 Power Alley, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402
Each year, the Board (the organization responsible for student activities) sponsors trips to see the Lookouts play. Maybe you’ll come along with us the next time we go.

Track 29
1400 Market St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402
When we’re not seeing live music at Lake Cheston or Guerry Auditorium or somewhere else in the middle of the woods, we like to get tickets to see shows at Track 29.

Food

Public House
1110 Market St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402
“Casual elegance” might apply to Sewanee sometimes. We believe it always applies to the Public House.

Sushi Nabe
110 River St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 37405
We’re still looking for sushi on the Mountain. Until we find it, we’ll keep going here.

The Terminal Brewhouse
No. 6 14th St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 37408
When we’re off the Mountain and we crave greasy goodness, here’s where we go.

Discover Sewanee

Sunday, Nov. 16        
4 p.m.   Arrival and Registration
5 p.m.   Welcome
6 p.m.   Break-out Sessions
     
Monday, Nov. 17    
7-8 a.m.   Breakfast
9 a.m.   Campus Tour
10 a.m.   Student Panel
11 a.m.   Admission & Financial Aid Session
Noon-1:15 p.m.   Lunch & Resource Fair
1:30 p.m.   Departure

 

Discover Sewanee

Sunday, Nov. 16        
4 p.m.   Arrival and Registration
5 p.m.   Welcome
6 p.m.   Break-out Sessions
7 p.m.   Dinner with Faculty
9 p.m.   Evening Activity
     
Monday, Nov. 17    
7-8 a.m.   Bring luggage to central campus
7-8 a.m.   Breakfast
8-11:50 a.m.   Class Visits, Campus Tours
Noon-1:15 p.m.   Lunch & Resource Fair
1:30 p.m.   Departure

 

Fall Preview

8-8:20 a.m.       Arrival & Registration
8:30-9 a.m.   Opening Session
9-9:50 a.m.   Campus Tours
10-10:25 a.m.   Faculty Engagement Session
10:35-11 a.m.   Faculty Engagement Session
11:10 a.m-Noon   Lunch
12:10-1 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions
  • Student Life Panel
  • Athletics
  • Admission and Financial Aid
1:10-2 p.m.   Beyond the Classroom
  • Sewanee Outing Program
  • Study Away Student Panel
  • Tour of the Equestrian Center
  • Tour of the Tennessee Williams Center
1:10-2:30 p.m.   Residence Hall Open House
  • Tours departing every 15 minutes
2:30-3 p.m.   Wrap-up & Farewell
  • Please stop by the Admission Office for answers to any questions you might have.

 

Admission 101

8-8:25 a.m.
Arrival & Registration
Fulford Hall
8:30-8:45 a.m.
Opening Address
Blackman Auditorium
8:45-9:45 a.m.
Campus Tour, The College Selection Process
Blackman Auditorium
10-11 a.m.
Campus Tour, The College Selection Process
Gailor Auditorium
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Admission 101 Sessions
 
Interview and Essay Writing Workshop
Gailor Auditorium
 
Financing Your College Education
McGriff Alumni House
 
Sewanee Information Session
Fulford Hall
 
"What Are You Communicating About Yourself?"
Social media and other fine points of the application process
Blackman Auditorium
12-12:45 p.m.
Lunch
McClurg Dining Hall
1–2:30 p.m.
Admission Case Studies
Blackman Auditorium
2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Blackman Auditorium

 

Admission 101

Thursday June 12

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration & Cocktail Reception with Dr. McCardell
Sewanee Inn
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dinner at the new Sewanee Inn
Sewanee Inn
7:30 p.m.
Roundtable discussion with visiting Deans/College Counselors
Sewanee Inn

Friday, June 13

7:30-8:15 a.m.
Breakfast
McClurg Dining Hall
8:30-8:45 a.m.
Opening Address
Blackman Auditorium
8:45-9:45 a.m.
The College Selection Process (Parents)
Blackman Auditorium
 
Campus Tour (Students)
Departing from Blackman Auditorium
10-11 a.m.
The College Selection Process (Students)
Gailor Auditorium
 
Campus Tour (Parents)
Departing from Blackman
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Admission 101 Sessions
 
Interview and Essay Writing Workshop
Gailor Auditorium
 
Financing Your College Education
McGriff Alumni House
 
Sewanee Information Session
Fulford Hall
 
"What Are You Communicating About Yourself?"
Social media and other fine points of the application process
Blackman Auditorium
12-12:45 p.m.
Lunch
McClurg Dining Hall
1–2:30 p.m.
Admission Case Studies
Blackman Auditorium
2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Blackman Auditorium
3-4:30 p.m.
Optional: Meet with an Admission Counselor
Fulford Hall

Discover Sewanee

November 10-11, 2013

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10

3 p.m.
Arrival & Registration
Convocation Hall
3–5 p.m.
Campus Tours
Leaving from Fulford Hall
5 p.m.
Welcome – John McCardell, Vice Chancellor & President
Gailor Auditorium
5:30 p.m.
Break-out Sessions
Gailor Classrooms
6:30 p.m.
Student Panel
Gailor Auditorium
7 p.m.
Dinner with Sewanee Faculty & Staff
Convocation Hall
9 p.m.
Evening Activity
Bishop’s Commons

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

7–8 a.m.
Breakfast
McClurg Dining Hall
8 a.m.–Noon
Class Visits, campus tours and interviews
See personalized schedule
Noon–1 p.m.
Lunch & Resource Fair
McClurg Dining Hall
2 p.m.
Departure
Convocation Hall

Fall Preview

7:45–8:20 a.m.
Arrival & Registration
Convocation Hall
8:30–9 a.m..
Opening Session
All Saints’ Chapel
9–9:50 a.m.
Campus Tours
Departing from the Chapel
10–10:25 a.m.
Faculty Engagement Sessions
10:35–11:00 a.m.
Faculty Engagement Sessions
11:10 a.m.–Noon
Lunch
McClurg Dining Hall
12:10–1 p.m.
Panel Discussions
  • Student Life Panel
  • Athletic Panel
  • Admission and Financial Aid

  • Convocation Hall
  • Fowler Athletic Center
  • Gailor Auditorium
1:10–2 p.m.
Beyond the Classroom
  • Sewanee Outing Program
  • Study‐Abroad Student Panel
  • Tour of the Tennessee Williams Center

  • Bishop’s Common
  • Gailor Auditorium
  • Departing from the Quad
1:10-2:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Open House
  • Tours departing every 15 minutes
Departing from Fulford Hall
2:30-3 p.m.
Wrap-up & Farewell (optional)
  • Please stop by the Admission Office for answers to any questions you might have
Fulford Hall

Admission 101 Handbook

Thank you for attending Admission 101. We hope that you acquired some useful knowledge that will aid in your college search. Below you will find the content of sessions offered, as well as an abundance of additional information sorted by topic. Please use this as a resource in your college selection process and share with others who may find this information useful.

If you still have questions about the college selection process or Sewanee, please contact a member of our staff.

The College Selection Process

The Campus Visit

Mastering the Interview and Essay

Financing Your College Education

What are you Communicating about Yourself? Social Media and Admissions

How Athletics Affect the Process

Building A Positive Relationship With Your High School Counselor

Mock Admission Committee

Spring Preview

7:45–8:25 a.m.
Arrival & Registration
Convocation Hall
8:30–9 a.m..
Opening Session
All Saints’ Chapel
9–9:50 a.m.
Campus Tours
Departing from the Chapel
10–10:25 a.m.
Faculty Engagement Sessions
10:35–11:00 a.m.
Faculty Engagement Sessions
11:10 a.m.–Noon
Lunch
McClurg Dining Hall
12:10–1 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
  • Student Life Panel
  • Athletic
  • Admission and Financial Aid

  • Convocation Hall
  • Fowler Athletic Center
  • Gailor Auditorium, Gailor Hall
1:10–2 p.m.
Beyond the Classroom
  • Sewanee Outing Program
  • Study‐Abroad Student Panel
  • Tour of the Equestrian Center
  • Tour of the Tennessee Williams Center

  • Bishop’s Common
  • Gailor Auditorium, Gailor Hall
  • Departing from the Quad
  • Departing from the Quad
1:10-2:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Open House
  • Tours departing every 15 minutes
Departing from Fulford Hall
2:30-3 p.m.
Wrap-up & Farewell (optional)
  • Please stop by the Admission Office for answers to any questions you might have
Fulford Hall