Sewanee is on a 13,000-acre campus in the small town setting of Sewanee, Tennessee, not far from Chattanooga.
There are many activities and organizations for Sewanee students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Sewanee has fraternities and sororities.
Sewanee has the Sewanee Outing Program. In fact, more students participate in the 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, Sewanee Health Professions Society and Sewanee Forestry Club.
Sewanee students' favorite campus traditions are Perpetual Motion (student dance performance), Sewaneroo Music Festival and Sewanee Monologues.
This table offers information on housing at Sewanee.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||98.8%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,718|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,707|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||1.2%|
Sewanee offers housing for students. 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 2022, 98.8% of undergrads at Sewanee lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 1.2% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Sewanee. There are 1,718 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,735 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,707 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 98% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Sewanee offers coed housing.
At Sewanee there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Sewanee:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Equestrian Sports||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ice Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Squash||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Sewanee, take Interstate 24 to Sewanee, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chattanooga Metropolitan airport.
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