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Welcome Sewanee School of Letters students! 

The 2016 School of Letters session is scheduled June 5 - July 15. 

The information on this page help you prepare for the summer 2016 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. 2016 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 5 at Gailor Hall from 2 - 4 pm. Residence Halls and Houses will open on Sunday, June 5 at 2 pm. There will be an opening dinner Sunday evening at 6 pm under the tent on Spencer Lawn. Rain location will be Spencer Hall.

The first day of classes is Monday, June 6 and the last day of classes is Thursday, July 14. 

Residence Halls, houses, and apartments close on Friday, July 15 at 3 pm, no exceptions.

The 2017 session will run June 4 - July 14. More information will be posted later in the year.


Returning students, you will receive an email with a link to preregistration and housing forms. The Health Form, linked below, requires a signature, so please print, sign, and return it by mail or bring it with you on orientation.

Health Form


2016 Catalog


Tuition and fees are posted on our ADMISSION PAGE.

Contact information can be found here for FINANCIAL AID.


Courses and Registration

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

2016 Course Listing

8:30 to 9:45, Monday - Friday        

ENGL 503 - RASMUSSEN      Literary Criticism

ENGL 598 - BACHELDER      Forms of Fiction


10:00 to 11:15, Monday - Friday   

ENGL 505 - BRIGGS               Classics of Latin American Literature

ENGL 530 - CRAIGHILL         Modern Drama/Tennessee Williams


11:30 - 12:45, Monday - Friday     

ENGL 504 - DUNAWAY         Film Studies

ENGL 572 – MALONE           The Gothic in Literature


Afternoon Workshops         

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

ENGL 509 - MARTIN             Workshop in Poetry Writing

ENGL 510A -  HARUN           Workshop in Fiction Writing


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

ENGL 510B - BACHELDER    Workshop in Fiction Writing

ENGL 512 - SHEA                  Workshop in Nonfiction Writing


If you are a returning student and you have not received an email about preregistration, please call or email us if you plan to return to Sewanee and have not received private email communication from the School of Letters Office.

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

2016 Schedule of Classes

2016 Booklist

2016 Bookstore Instructions


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 attend classes. 


DORMS Rates for rooms in Residence Halls will be $975 for the six weeks per person. Rooms will open at 2 pm on Sunday, June 6 and close at 3 pm on Friday, July 15.

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 15, 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 15 will be considered late and charged to your student account.

Students will 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, including sheets, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, etc.,
  • 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 University Apartments/Houses will be $1160. for the six weeks. These will also open at 2 pm on Sunday, June 5 and close at 3 pm on Friday, July 15. Key replacement will be $100 for all apartment and house keys.

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 2016) 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 parking lot or the Alabama Avenue (student/overflow) parking lots. You will not need stickers for these lots. There is also limited visitor parking behind the library. Be aware that if you park in visitor parking and have an old student parking sticker, you will be ticketed. 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 5 p.m.

2016 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.


2016 Summer Hours

2016 Orientation Information

2016 Schedule with Rooms


Guest Readings and Lectures are each Wednesday at 4:30 pm for the duration of the program. This year in addition to Wednesday readings, there are two special performances: Bonnie Bishop in concert on Friday, June 10 in Angel Park, and David Roby sometimes there's God so quickly on Friday, June 17 at McCrory Hall on the campus of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, both 7 pm.



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


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