The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Life on the Domain

A Special Place

“The Mountain,” as Sewanee’s home is sometimes called, is known for its serenity and panoramic beauty. Located in Sewanee, Tennessee, in the heart of the Southeast, its wooded trails and long views into the surrounding countryside are ideal for spiritual reflection. But the benefits of the School’s location are more than atmospheric. Here, you will find an affordable cost of living as well as a close community—founded on cooperation, interdependence, and mutual support. Seminarians, faculty, and staff not only join in an academic setting, but interact as neighbors and friends. The town of Sewanee, with a population of 3,000 in walking distance from campus, has a range of convenient amenities—from gourmet coffee shops to public parks to a Barnes and Noble bookstore. You will find additional restaurants and shops in neighboring Monteagle. And for urban opportunities, Chattanooga, Huntsville and Nashville, are all within a 60-90 minutes drive.

A Welcoming Community

At The School of Theology, you are welcomed into a nurturing residential community of about 100 students from Episcopal dioceses across the United States and around the world. Men and women ranging in age from their mid-twenties to mid-fifties, single and with families, come from diverse career backgrounds to share a commitment to become leaders and missionaries of their faith. As part of this community, you will enjoy the fellowship of others on a path toward spiritual and intellectual growth—joining together in retreats, in community worship, at meals and parties, and in special interest organizations and activities to engage with the world and share your mutual journey. With a choice of houses and apartments rather than dormitories, you can expect to find comfortable accommodations and beautiful surroundings within walking distance of the School.