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Sewanee Student Life

Sewanee is on a 13,000-acre campus in a small town setting in Sewanee, Tennessee, not far from Chattanooga. There are many activities and organizations for Sewanee students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Sewanee also has fraternities and sororities.

Sewanee has a thriving Sewanee Outing Program. In fact, more students participate in Sewanee Outing Program than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Sewanee include Office of Civic Engagement, Organization for Cross Cultural Understanding, Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity and African American Alliance.

The Sewanee community comes together each year for Perpetual Motion (student dance performance), Sewaneroo Music Festival and Sewanee Monologues.

Does Sewanee offer student housing?

Sewanee offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Sewanee students live on campus. In 2021, 93.9% of undergrads at Sewanee lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 6.1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Sewanee. There are 1,718 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,716 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,512 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 98% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Sewanee offers coed housing and .

Safety at Sewanee

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of the South is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Sewanee campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Sewanee offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Sewanee has LiveSafe App.

Plan a Visit to Sewanee

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Sewanee, take Interstate 24 to Sewanee, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chattanooga Metropolitan airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Tennessee you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Sewanee's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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