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Welcome Sewanee School of Letters students! 

The 2019 School of Letters session is scheduled June 2 - July 12. 

The first day of classes is Monday, June 3 and the last day of classes is Thursday, July 11. There are no classes on Friday, July 12.

The information on this page help you prepare for the summer 2019 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 2. 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 on June 2, time and location TBA. 

There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium.


2019 Tuition and fees are posted on our ADMISSION PAGE.

Contact information can be found here for FINANCIAL AID.



June 2 - July 12
Townhouses & Houses

Single Room: $1,068.90
House: $1,230.60



Courses and Registration

The 2019 course offerings are listed below, and you can read about the courses in more detail on the Course Listing Page.

2019 School of Letters Class Schedule (June 3 – July 11, no class Friday, July 12)


8:30 to 9:45, Monday – Friday

ENGL 557 - ROSS MACDONALD  Shakespeare G114

ENGL 593 - ALLEN REDDICK  Faulkner G103


10:00 to 11:15, Monday – Friday

ENGL 570 - KATHRYN FREEMAN  British Romanticism G103

ENGL 596 - JOHN GATTA  American Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism G114


11:30 - 12:45, Monday - Friday

ENGL 553 - MARK RASMUSSEN  The Romance of Arthur G114


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

ENGL 510A - CHRIS BACHELDER  Workshop in Fiction G114

ENGL 509 - TIANA CLARK  Workshop in Poetry G202

ENGL 514 - ELYZABETH WILDER  Workshop in Playwriting G19


2:00 to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Friday

ENGL 510B - LEE CONELL  Workshop in Fiction G202

ENGL 512 - MEERA SUBRAMANIAN  Workshop in Nonfiction Writing G114

Intro to Grad Studies Course

This mini-seminar will introduce you to graduate-level work in our program.  It is designed to organize efficiently a process of learning that would take place in any case in your literature classes.  It will meet for about an hour on each of the first three Wednesday afternoons of the program (when no other classes are scheduled).  A fourth, optional meeting may be announced. Prior to the first meeting, there will be a Library orientation at duPont Library. 
The course is required for all NEW students. There is no credit and no registration on Banner. An email will be sent to incoming students for sign-up. The 2019 course will be taught by Interim Director John Gatta and Professor Ross Macdonald.

Wed June 5   2 pm Orientation, 3 pm Intro to Grad Studies

Wed June 12  2-3 pm, Intro to Grad studies

Wed  June 19  2-3 pm, Intro to Grad studies

2019 Book List to DATE (4.22)



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 May 27, 2019)

DUPONT LIBRARY Library Orientation will be Wednesday, June 5 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. The Intro to Grad Studies class (mandatory for all new students) will follow at 3 pm.

June 5, Wednesday, Last day to add a class
June 7, Friday, Last day to drop a course without appearance on record
June 26, Wednesday, 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:
EDUROAM for Wireless: Instructions for signing onto secure wireless are here:

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.
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 

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, at Send the administrator an email with your fb name if you'd like to be added.

Follow us on Twitter or Instagram: @SewaneeLetters

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

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.


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.