Join us for Admission Shadow-a-Student Day
Monday, January 21, 2019
7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shadow-a-Student Day is the perfect opportunity to experience a day-in-the-life of an SAS student.
- Attend our special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day chapel service
- Sit in on classes
- Enjoy lunch - our treat!
Shakerag Hollow is named for an old Sewanee custom whereby residents could procure moonshine before the advent of liquor stores. A customer wanting moonshine would come to the bluff at Beckweth Point, near what is now the fourth hole of the Sewanee golf course, shake a rag at the moonshiner who lived down in the hollow, and leave money for a purchase in a tree stump. Then, as the song about Uncle Bill puts it, "you go 'round the bend, and when you come back, then, there's a jug full o' good ole mountain dew." When he returned, the customer would find a jar of moonshine left in the stump, and the money removed.