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University of the South - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 10000 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
10,000-acre, rural campus in Sewanee (population: 3,200), 45 miles from
Chattanooga. Major airport serves Nashville (90 miles); smaller airport
serves Chattanooga; bus serves Monteagle (five miles). School operates
transportation to local airports.


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 19% of the on-campus students.
  • Women's Dorms are used by 39% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 39% of the on-campus students.
  • School-owned/operated Apartments.
  • On-campus Married-student housing.
  • Off-campus Married-student housing are used by 1% of the students.
  • 100% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 93% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 7% of all students live off campus or commute.
  • On average, 85% of all students are on campus during the weekend.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • Two-year residency required of all students.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • 60% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age but certain restrictions apply.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Dress/hair Code
  • Honor Code
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are fair.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.