Sewanee has determined that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our summer programs will not be able to convene in person. Because of this, the School of Letters has made the decision to move to remote learning for the 2020 summer semester. For our students, especially those in their last semester, we know that this is a huge disappointment, and we share in your frustration as well as your sense of loss. That said, please know that the summer session is not canceled. Whether you're about to start the program, about to graduate, or anywhere in between, the School of Letters is fully committed to delivering a first-rate educational experience and to your progress toward your degree.
Unlike the many programs that were disrupted in the middle of the spring semester, the School of Letters is fortunate to have several months between this decision to go remote and the beginning of our term. This means that we can be proactive rather than reactive, and plan classes as well as extra-curricular activities that are developed specifically for the online space. Our peerless faculty has ample experience with online teaching, and details about individual classes will be forthcoming soon. The School of Letters will also be making the most of this unusual circumstance by inviting an expanded roster of writers, scholars, and publishing professionals to “visit” our program throughout the session.
We are designing the summer session to accommodate the challenging circumstances of the time. We look forward to sharing more good news in the coming weeks about our courses and extra-curricular offerings. And of course, we look forward to future summers in Sewanee, when we can once again be together in person.