At Sewanee, you learn by doing, so participating in undergraduate research and civic engagement isn’t too much of a stretch for students like Lauren.
Belonging is connection. It’s mattering. It’s thriving. At Sewanee, we’ve created an environment to foster this sense of belonging. We also know that there is no finality to belonging—it’s continual and evolving. That’s why we’ve built a community full of diverse people whose goal is to walk alongside you no matter what.
Have a look at some of the real-life people you’ll meet here on the Mountain. They were once where you are now—looking for a new community. See what these folks have to say about their experience. They are actively creating a space for you. Come visit to see if Sewanee is where you belong.
Sewanee’s flourishing civic engagement program reaches beyond the Domain to prove that a crucial part of preparing students for success is giving them opportunities to interact meaningfully with the communities and people around them.
"If you're a student who is interested in being outside and studying the natural world and being able to do that at any time, Sewanee is the place for you."
Professor Kristen Cecala is interested in how environmental change alters the ecology and distribution of amphibians and reptiles through behavioral mechanisms.
I want to experience the cold as the forest’s animals do, without the protection of clothes. On a whim, I throw my gloves and hat onto the frozen ground. The scarf follows. Quickly, I strip off my insulated overalls, shirt, T-shirt, and trousers.
The first two seconds of the experiment are surprisingly refreshing, a pleasant coolness after the stuffy clothes. Then the wind blasts away the illusion and my head is fogged with pain. The heat streaming out of my body scorches my skin.
The University of the South is expanding its financial aid program to meet the full need of admitted students who qualify for financial aid, starting with the first-year students who arrive in fall 2020.