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Voting Information

Oct. 19–Nov. 3—Early Voting. A person must appear in person at either the county election commission office or at a satellite voting location opened by the county election commission. The early voting period begins twenty (20) days before an election and ends five (5) days before an election.
Nov. 1—Deadline for receiving an application for a by-mail ballot. A registered voter may request an application for a by-mail ballot no earlier than ninety (90) days before the election and no later than seven (7) days before the election.
Nov. 8—Election Day.


The University’s Center for Speaking and Listening and Office of Civic Engagement with student organizations No Labels Sewanee, College Republicans and Sewanee Democrats is hosting “DebateWatch: A Series.” This event is open to the public.
The date is Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Individuals should arrive between 7:30–7:45p.m. before the televised debate begins. The debate will end at 9:30 p.m. Participants will then take part in a 30-minute dialogue and discussion debriefing the debate.The format of the event includes a free catered dinner from Sewanee Inn.
Reservations are requested and participants are asked to commit their attendance for the duration of the event. There is limited seating.
Send your reservation request to Michelle Howell and include the date attending and any dietary or allergy restrictions.

Sewanee Deer Hunt

The 2016 University deer hunt runs through Jan.13, 2017. The archery only season runs through Dec. 21, and the regular season begins on Dec. 22 and runs through Jan. 13.
Hunting is allowed on most weekends from sunrise to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. until sunset. Additionally, hunting is allowed weekdays from sunrise to 8:30 a.m. in all zones and 3:30 p.m. to sunset in zones 3,4, and 6. There is no hunting on homecoming weekend (Nov. 4–6) Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. There will be a limited firearms hunt that will start the day after Christmas.
For more information go to
View the map here.

2016-17 Combined School Calendar

Franklin County, Grundy County, Marion County, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, School of Theology, University of the South combined school calendars are here.