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Gailor Hall

Classes meet in state-of-the-art classrooms in Gailor Hall. Gailor was renovated in 2005 to house the English, Classics, and modern language departments; The Sewanee Review, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the School of Letters. Gailor Auditorium is the venue for the summer's guest reading program and films and the Atrium is often the site of after-event receptions. 

Gailor Atrium










Students who request campus housing in new dorms on Georgia Avenue, with stone porches, ground-floor kitchens, and comfortable, air-conditioned rooms. Meals are available a la carte in McClurg Dining Hall. The campus includes a newly renovated Gil Hanse designed golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, the Robert Dobbs Fowler Sport and Fitness Center with exercise rooms, indoor track, and indoor pool. The Sewanee Union Theater shows contemporary movies on the weekend for $4. Mail may be sent and received at the Sewanee Post Office.


Sewanee’s Jessie Ball duPont Library houses 713,000 print volumes, along with more than 318,000 microforms and more than 20,000 records, tapes, CDs, videocassettes and DVDs. Because of the long-standing strength of the English department and allied programs such as the Sewanee Review and The Sewanee Writers' Conference, its holdings in literature and literary scholarship are especially strong. Archives and Special Collections house many rich resources including The Rick and Wilma Sommer Special Collection with its more than 3,000 volumes of Agrarian and Fugitive literature, unpublished papers of William Gay, and materials related to the Highlander Folk School and the Civil Rights Movement. The William Ralston Listening Library and Archive is located on the second floor of duPont Library. This state-of-the-art facility houses a world-class collection of recordings and features the best sound playback system available. One copy of all required texts is placed on Coursebooks on Reserve at the Circulation Desk at the Library. Coursebooks are available for checkout for a limited time.

Those resources are supplemented by cooperative agreements with other libraries, including one which gives Sewanee students borrowing privileges at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University, an hour and a half away in Nashville. The duPont library also has computer labs and printers, equipped to accommodate Mac or PC users. One copy of all required texts is placed on Coursebooks on Reserve at the Circulation Desk at the Library. Materials are available for checkout for three hours. Students are given an orientation tour of the library during their first week.

duPont Library


Surrounding all this, of course, is the 13,000 acre domain, riddled with caves streams, ornamented by waterfalls and scenic overlooks, and criss-crossed by miles of hiking trails.