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Welcome Sewanee School of Letters students! 

The 2018 School of Letters session is scheduled June 3 - July 13. 

The first day of classes is Monday, June 4 and the last day of classes is Thursday, July 12. There are no classes on Wednesday, July 4 or Friday, July 13.

The information on this page help you prepare for the summer 2018 session. We welcome questions by phone or email, so please do not hesitate to contact us. 

New and returning students will be contacted by email by the School of Letters office with information about enrollment.

Residence Halls and Houses will open on Sunday, June 3. Key pick-up and move-in will be handled through the office of Residential Life. Students will receive details by email about housing and meals. 

A Welcome Dinner will be held at Convocation Hall at 6:30 p.m. on June 3. 

There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium.


2018 Tuition and fees are posted on our ADMISSION PAGE.

Contact information can be found here for FINANCIAL AID.


Courses and Registration

The 2018 course offerings are listed below, and you can read about the courses in more detail on the Course Listing Page. Classes run June 4 through July 12. There are no classes on Wednesday, July 4 or Friday, July 13.


8:30 to 9:45, Monday - Friday

ENGL 562 - ROSS MACDONALD  Milton - Gailor 103

ENGL 598 - MICHAEL GRIFFITH  Forms of Fiction - Gailor 114


10:00 to 11:15, Monday - Friday   

ENGL 506 - ALANA LEVINSON-LABROSSE  Studies in Literature in Translation: Kurdish Poetry - Gailor 103

ENGL 572 - BARBARA BLACK  Special Topics in British Literature: Wilde 90s - Gailor 114


11:30 - 12:45, Monday - Friday     

ENGL 577 - JOHN ERNEST  Nineteenth-Century American Literature - Gailor 202

ENGL 504 - MICHAEL DUNAWAY  Film Studies - Gailor 114


2:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday and Thursday  

ENGL 509 - NICKOLE BROWN  Workshop in Poetry Writing - Gailor 202

ENGL 510A - MICHAEL GRIFFITH  Workshop in Fiction Writing - Gailor 114

ENGL 514 - CHERI MAGID  Workshop in Screenwriting - Gailor 19


2:00 to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Friday     (no class Friday, July 14)

ENGL 510B - JAMIE QUATRO  Workshop in Fiction Writing - Gailor 202

ENGL 512 - KELLY GREY CARLISLE  Workshop in Nonfiction Writing - Gailor 114


INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES (Required MA)         Ross Macdonald and John Gatta

Wed June 6,  2 pm Library Orientation, open to all.

3-4 pm Intro to Grad Studies, duPont Library           

Wed June 13 and June 20, 2-3 pm Intro to Grad studies - Gailor 103


2018 Book List



2017 Catalog

Assistance for Students with Disabilities

The University of the South is committed to fostering respect for the diversity of the University community and the individual rights of each member of our community. In this spirit, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University seeks to provide disabled students with the reasonable accommodations needed to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the University. While the University provides a number of services to support the academic work of all its students (including tutoring and study skills programs), additional accommodations can be made specifically for students with learning disabilities, mobility limitations, certified visual and hearing impairments, and other functional limitations as defined by the ADA via Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

SAS seeks to create an environment wherein the nature and degree of access to programs, services, and facilities, and the level of self-determination afforded qualified persons with disabilities are indistinguishable from those which are available to their peers without disabilities. Students with disabilities are afforded access as immediately and unobtrusively as possible at the point of institutional contact and are recognized for their abilities, rather than their disabilities, or stereotypical attributes ascribed to their respective physical or mental impairments.

As an office, SAS provides accommodations, consultation, and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities. Determination of student eligibility to request reasonable accommodations is made by SAS staff. SAS works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for students with disabilities. SAS values relationships with students and seeks to promote pride in the value of one’s disability-related experience and empowers students  to self-advocate by providing them with necessary skills and support. SAS will not seek out students for accommodations and in no case will accommodations be provided retroactively. Students seeking accommodations should contact Student Accessibility Services by phone at (931) 598-1325 or email at


PRIVACY The University of the South complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA), which is designed to protect the confidentiality of the records that educational institutions maintain on students and to give students access to their records to assure the accuracy of their contents.  Links to the Student Notification of Rights with Respect to Their Education Records and the Education Records and FERPA policy are here:



A complete list of annual University notifications may be found here:

Additional University policies that may be applicable to the School of Letters are available here:

PRACTICAL MATTERS (posted June 1, 2018)

DUPONT LIBRARY Library Orientation will be Wednesday June 6 at 2 pm. Meet in the lobby of duPont Library. All matters concerning printing and using computers will be covered at this session. This session is open to all students.


June 8, Friday Last day to drop a course without appearance on record

June 27, Tuesday Last day to drop a course with a Withdrawn instead of a WF

Please let me know if you are changing a course, or dropping a course. You will need to drop your class via Banner Web. Instructions on p. 13:

FOWLER CENTER Your ID card is your free access to the gym. Family access is available through the gym office.

ID CARDS  If you are a new student or faculty member, or a returning student who does not have their ID card, the Telecom and Technology Center in the COMPTel Building adjacent to EQB. They will be open at 8 am on Monday. The staff will take your picture and create an ID card for you. This is the card that you will use for entry into the Fowler Athletic Center and to the Academic Technology Center. It will also function as your library card. 

LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY HANDBOOK You can find the guide to Library and Technology Services here, with information about wireless on campus on p. 11:

LIVESAFE APP LiveSafe, a mobile-safety technology for the University’s community, empowers students, University employees, and campus visitors to take charge of their own safety and to look out for those around them. LiveSafe can be used to contact 911 or our local police force using wireless. In addition, there is a map feature. It can be downloaded as an App on Apple or Android phones.

MAIL Each student has a mailbox in the Student Post Office, located on the lower level of the Bishop’s Common. Please visit the post office (SPO) to get a mailbox number. Your postal address will be 





DO NOT have packages sent to the School of Letters administrative office in Gailor.

PRINTING Printers are available for student use in duPont Library on each floor, plus one in lower Gailor in the back. 
Printer Instructions:
1. Attach your word document or PDF to an email, and send to
2. Approach any student machine, and login by swiping your ID or use your Banner credentials
3. Choose "secure print"
4. Select the print job from the list, and choose "Print + Keep"
5. Use "options" on the bottom of the touch screen to change double/single sided and stapling options

SEWANEE IT HELP DESK If you need to have your Banner password reset, please contact the IT Help Desk:

Phone: 931-598-1369 

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES Information about Student Accessibility Services can be found on our website:

SOCIAL MEDIA Along with the public Facebook page at, the School of Letters has a student facebook page. You may join the group and their lively conversations, and student and alumni news. Send the administrator an email if you'd like to be added.

Follow us on Twitter: @SewaneeLetters

UNIVERSITY OFFICES Contact information for other University offices (Accessibility Services, Business Office, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Registrar, Title IX, Residential Life, the Wellness Center) can be found on our website:

WEDNESDAY EMAIL Look for an email from me every Wednesday with important information about administrative deadlines, event listings, and program news. 

For more information about academic or residential life, please go our website:


The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Provost, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.