At Sewanee, we're dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. We believe in close community and the freedom to ask questions. We welcome people from all backgrounds with open arms and promise to help you search for truth, seek justice, and serve one another.

Growing in Grace

Growing in Grace is our informal, come-as-you-are evening worship service— commonly known as "GiG." We have a different speaker each week, student-led acoustic music, and a theme for each semester. Join us at All Saints' Chapel on Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m., and let's grow together.

Faith Communities

From gospel choirs and small-town churches to the School of Theology and the stunning All Saints' Chapel on central campus, there is no shortage of ways to grow your faith here. Though we are an Episcopal university, we also encourage you to explore other faith communities. In addition to Episcopalian services, we also have a Roman Catholic community, a Muslim Student Association, and a Presbyterian campus ministry.


Pronounced kat-i-kyoo-muh-net, this is the place where we explore what it means to be a human being and a person of faith within our community. Catechumenate comes from a Greek word meaning "to learn and explore." It's a small group that provides a place to slow down, a space to listen, and a time to speak what you believe. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Bairnwick Women's Center.

University Choir

At the laying of the University cornerstone in 1860, a choir is said to have sung Psalm 100. Since that time, the University Choir has continued to play an important role in the musical life of Sewanee. The University Choir is made up of around 50 dedicated undergraduates who sing at weekly services in All Saints' Chapel and a variety of recitals throughout the program year. Choir membership is open to everyone, regardless of previous experience.

Lessons & Carols

One of the highlights of the school year is the annual service of Lessons and Carols near the end of the Advent semester. Lessons and Carols regularly attracts as many as 3,000 people to campus each year, and it has even been featured in magazines. It is a festive occasion in which the community gathers together, sings together, and joins its voice with an age-old tradition.