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Welcome Sewanee School of Letters students! 

The 2015 School of Letters session is scheduled for June 7 - July 17. 

The information on this page help you prepare for the summer 2015 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 courses, housing, meals, required forms, policies, and pre-registration. 2015 students should have received information about formal registration, opening day schedule, and class schedules by individual email. 

Students may pick up orientation packets on Sunday, June 7 at Gailor Hall from 2 - 4 pm. Dorms and Apartments will open on Sunday, June 7 at 2 pm. There will be an opening dinner Sunday evening at 6 pm, location TBA.

The first day of classes is Monday, June 8 and the last day of classes is Thursday, July 16. 

Dorms, houses, and apartments close on Friday, July 17 at 3 pm, no exceptions.



Returning students please submit the following forms by email by March 2:

Pre-registration form

Housing Form

Health Form


The 2015 catalog  is available here:

2015 Catalog


Tuition and fees are posted on our ADMISSION PAGE.

Contact information can be found here for FINANCIAL AID.

There is deposit of $100 for your dorm room key and keycard for entry that will be returned when keycards  and keys are turned in, so please bring a check for $100 to opening registration. University apartments or House key deposits will be $100.


Courses and Registration

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

2015 Course Listing

English 500, Dante. Pamela Macfie. MTWRF 11:30 am - 12:45 pm.

English 509, Workshop in Poetry Writing. Danny Anderson. MR 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

English 510, Workshop in Fiction Writing. Chris Bachelder, TF 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  or Holly Goddard Jones, MR 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

English 512, Workshop in Nonfiction Writing. Diane Thiel. TF 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

English 513, Writing Pedagogy. Diane Thiel. MTWRF 10:00 am - 11:15 am.

English 563, Hebraism and Hellenism. Allen Reddick. MTWRF 10:00 am - 11:15 am.

English 577, The American Renaissance: 19th Century Poetry. Jenn Lewin. MTWRF 11:30 am - 12:45 pm.

English 585, Literary Humor. Lauryl Tucker. MTWRF 8:30 am - 9:45 am.

English 589, Modern American Fiction. Jenn Lewin. MTWRF 8:30 am - 9:45 am.

If you are a returning student and you have not received a pre-registration form (pdf above), please fill out one and submit it by mail or email. Call us if you plan to return to Sewanee and have not received private email communication from the School of Letters Office by February 23. 

Information about electronic class registration will be emailed to you following pre-registration. 

2015 Schedule of Classes

The 2015 schedule with classroom locations will be posted June 1.

2015 Booklist to Date


Health Forms

All students must fill out a health form (pdf above). You may fill this out and email it, or print it and mail it to our office. Students who do not fill out a health form will not be able to register. 


DORMS Rates for dorm rooms will be $935 for the six weeks per person. The dorm will open at 2 pm on Sunday, June 7 and close at 3 pm on Friday, July 17.

KEYS AND CARDS: The cost for key OR entry card replacement will be $50 for each item this year, and $100 for house/apartment keys. If you lose your key or card during the session, you must pay the replacement cost at the Summer Conferences office (located at the Administrative Services Building around the corner from the Sewanee Fire Department, and across the parking lot from the back of the Police Department) in order to obtain a new key and/or card. I cannot give you a new key or card. All keys and cards must be turned in to me, School of Letters Administrator, by 3 pm on Friday, July 17, or your student account will be charged $50 per item. Keys or cards that are mailed or SPO'd to me will be considered late and charged to your account. Keys or cards slipped under my door after 3 pm July 17 will be considered late and charged to your student account.

Humphreys Hall is under renovation this summer and will not be available.  Instead our students will have the opportunity to live in the newly-constructed Georgia Avenue townhouses next to Stirling's Coffee House. There are four connected townhouses, with multiple floors, a common kitchen and living space, and shared bathrooms on each floor. Though these bedrooms have two twin beds, we assign them as singles.  Graduate students do not have to share sleeping space with a roommate.  The townhouses are air-conditioned.  The twin beds are standard size.  You will need to provide your own linens and towels, but the maintenance staff will clean the bathrooms each week. There are laundry facilities on the premises for dorm residents. Most students will occupy second-, and third-floor rooms.  We can, however, arrange a room on the ground floor for any student whose medical condition requires it.

Concerning Georgia Avenue Dorm and University housing, please note that all the bedrooms have standard size twin beds. Please remember to bring:

  • your own linens for a twin bed;
  • your own towels. 

Those who have lived in the dorms previously suggest the following:

  • extra blankets;
  • reading lamp;
  • mattress pad or "egg crate" (twin);
  • small desk fan;
  • bathmat;
  • laundry basket;
  • flashlight;
  • corkscrew;
  • bug spray;
  • earplugs;
  • raingear;
  • sneakers or hiking shoes;
  • flip flops.

Kitchens are stocked with assorted kitchenware, cooking items, dishes, glasses and flatware. Washers and dryers are free. If you find they have a coin slot on them, please let me know right away so we can ask for it to be removed.

*Children under the age of 18 are not allowed inside dorms. Please be aware that smoking is not allowed in any University buildings. Pets are not allowed in University housing. This includes chickens.*

UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS Rates for the newly-renovated University Apartments/Houses will be $1113. for the six weeks. There will be a one-time $50 roommate surcharge for shared spaces. Apartments will also open at 2 pm on Sunday, June 7 and close at 3 pm on Friday, July 17. Key replacement will be $100 for all apartment and house keys. Please bring a key deposit check for this amount to registration. We will hold it until checkout. 

OFF-CAMPUS Please fill out a Housing Form and let us know your contact information for your off-campus address if you do not choose University Housing. 

RIVENDELL WRITERS' COLONY (Full for 2015) Rooms are available by application at Rivendell Writer's Colony. Rivendell provides a quiet, studious atmosphere in a beautiful setting overlooking Lost Cove. Single and Double rooms are available at a rate of $1200 per room for the School of Letters term. (So, $1200 for a single, and $600 each for a double.) Students must apply though Rivendell. Read more about this opportunity here. Contact our office for details on applying.


Current parking regulations can be found at

Students may park in Humphreys Dorm or the Alabama Avenue (student) parking lots. You will not need stickers for these lots. There is also limited visitor parking behind the library. Anyone with limited mobility may register with the police department for a special parking sticker. Contact our office for details. The Gailor parking lot is reserved for faculty and staff only. Vehicles parked in the Gailor lot that do not have a faculty or employee sticker will be ticketed until 4 p.m.

2014 Parking Map


McClurg Dining Hall will be open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Hours are: Breakfast 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM and Dinner 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The cost to eat in McClurg is $7.00 for Breakfast, $9.50 for Lunch and Dinner. You must show your Sewanee student identification card or full rates will apply. 


Updated arrival information will be posted in May. You may find 2014 information below. 

2014 Summer Hours

2014 Orientation Information

2014 Parking Map


Guest Readings and Lectures are usually each Wednesday at 4:30 pm for the duration of the program. Summer guests will be announced soon. 



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:




2014 Parking Map