Fun and Flirty Family Weekend Ideas for Fellowship


The University of the South’s annual Parent’s Weekend, a legendary, familial festivity on the domain, is this upcoming weekend October 6th through the 9th. Perhaps the most social of Sewanee weekends, this highly anticipated occasion can be characterized by its diverse schedule of several events planned for students and their kin. Unlike Family Weekend of years past, there is no Sewanee football game on the itinerary. As the football game is traditionally the highest attended Parent’s Weekend event, some may be confused or anxious as to how they will entertain their folks. If you are one of these worry warts, never fear! A list of great upcoming events for this weekend is here!


For the dates of October 6-October 9th, the following events are scheduled:

Athletic—Come Cheer on the Tigers!

  • Thursday, October 6th
    • 1 p.m. 4th Annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament.  Compete for the “Sewanee Cup.” Teams of two will enjoy a round of golf on the Course at Sewanee.
  • Friday, October 7th
    • 5 p.m Women's Soccer Game VS. Millsaps, Puett Field
    • 6 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Berry at Juhan Gymnasium.
    • 7:30 p.m Men's Soccer Game VS. Millsaps, Puett Field.
  • Saturday, October 8th
    • 12 p.m. Field Hockey Game VS. Centre, Puett Field.
    • 1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Oglethorpe at Juhan Gymnasium.
    • 1 p.m. Purple Haze Rugby 7 on 7 scrimmage behind Quintard
  • Sunday, October 9th
    • 12 p.m Women's Soccer Game VS. Birmingham Southern, Puett Field.


  • Friday, October 7th
    • Bring your parents to school day! Families may attend 8, 9, 10, and 11 am class with their student. They will not be subject either to a participation grade or an impromptu assessment
    • 12 p.m Convocation Ceremony
    • 3:30 p.m. Family Weekend Speaker, Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshman at Stanford University and author of "How to Raise an Adult"
    • 5:30 p.m. Vice-Chancellor John McCardell will give the Welcome Address in All Saints’ Chapel. 
  • Saturday, October 8th
    • 10 a.m.-Join us for a Conversation between Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham C'91and Vice-Chancellor John McCardell in Guerry Auditorium.


Other Events

  • Friday, October 7th
    • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. University Art Gallery exhibition. “Sarah Lindley: Operable Units”.
  • Saturday, October 8th
    • 9 a.m.-Breakfast With The Vice-Chancellor and members of the faculty in Manigault Park. It will be held in front of St. Luke’s dormitory

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Fun Sites in Sewanee to Take your parents

  • Lake Cheston
  • Natural Bridge
  • Templeton Library
  • The Cross
  • Morgan’s Steep **parking is limited at best
  • Green’s View


Delicious Restaurants in the Sewanee Area

  • Monteagle, TN
  • High Point Restaurant
  • Papa Ron’s Italian Steakhouse
  • Dave’s Modern Tavern


Downtown Sewanee

  • Shenanigans
  • IvyWild
  • The Blue Chair Café & Tavern

Off the Mountain

  • Fiesta Grill: Mexican Restaurant
    • 226 S. Tennessee Avenue Cowan ,TN 37318.
  • Sernicola’s
    • 106 Tennessee Ave S, Cowan, TN