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Covenant College students cheering in Barnes gym


Life at Covenant

Four years. Forty months. Twenty thousand hours. No matter how you break it down, your college experience will take a considerable chunk of time. And most of that time will be spent outside of the classroom.


So, it’s important to take advantage of all the wonderful co-curricular opportunities and activities you will find at Covenant. Here, you will have great opportunities to...

Grow... We offer more than 25 student organizations ranging from art to business to outdoor adventures to community service, and everything in between.

Lead... The CC Lead Program offers several opportunities to sharpen leadership skills and have a direct impact on the lives of your fellow students.

Excel... The Scots compete in 13 intercollegiate sports, and more than 85 percent of our students participate in a wide variety of intramural sports programs.

Worship... Chapel solidifies our community commitment to glorify Jesus Christ with our minds, our hearts, and our hands.


"I love the uniqueness of hall life. Each hall has a different personality that is created by the students who live there. An indescribable closeness is formed from late-night homework sessions or random Walmart runs with your hallmates. Prayer and praise on Sunday evenings is also a beautiful time of fellowship and worship where we get to walk alongside one another through the good and the bad, challenging and encouraging one another.”
- Samara Barbee '22

Life on Campus

Life as a Covenant student is hard to reduce into words. It’s the guys and girls playing Spikeball on a lazy Saturday on Carter lawn. It’s the group of students studying until 1:00 a.m. for a final. It’s the brothers and sisters raising voices in chapel every week and then screaming their heads off at a Scots soccer game.

Living at Covenant is energetic, multifaceted, and full of unforgettable experiences. The students at Covenant are a diverse group, but one common element binds them together: a strong desire to integrate life, academics, and faith in their time at Covenant College. Here are a few of the experiences waiting for you at Covenant…


Cheering on the Scots during a basketball game in Barnes Gym

Listening to student bands play at Baker Tree Festival and the Mountain Affair talent show

Sharing a pizza with friends during a late-night study break

Scoring the winning goal in a game of pickup soccer

Leading a Bible study on your hall

Shining on center stage in a musical production

Debating an environmental topic with fellow members of the Biology Club

Working out with a friend on state-of-the-art equipment in Ashe Activity Center

Gathering with music lovers for a performance by an internationally acclaimed chamber ensemble

Playing video games and watching movies with friends in your residence hall

(We stopped at ten but there are so many more!)

Off-Campus Activities

When it’s time to get out and explore the world around you, it helps to have a location like ours. Nestled atop Lookout Mountain and overlooking the thriving city of Chattanooga, Covenant provides bountiful opportunities to learn, grow, and have fun both on and off campus.


Outdoor Recreation 

Chattanooga was recently named the best outdoor town ever by Outside Magazine. Here are just a few popular outdoor activities our beautiful location offers…

  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking to Cloudland Canyon waterfalls
  • White-water rafting
  • Cycling
  • Camping
  • And for the really adventurous, hang-gliding off the cliffs or a polar bear swim in January


City Life 

At the same time, not all of the fun to be had off campus takes place in the great outdoors. Chattanooga—a vibrant city that combines a unique sense of history with an optimistic modern spirit—is just 10 minutes away. A revitalized downtown and riverfront. A burgeoning music scene. The Tennessee Aquarium. Hamilton Place Mall. The Tivoli Theatre. Great leisure activities. It’s all there for you.


Intramural Sports

When three quarters of the student body choose to participate in something, you know you should probably check it out.

That’s exactly the case with intramural sports at Covenant.

Participating in intramurals will enable you to challenge yourself, get exercise, make friends, be a leader, and experience the friendly competition of our student body. Not to mention have a lot of fun.

The intramural sports offered at Covenant include…

  • Basketball
  • Battle Ball (our version of dodgeball)
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball



Chapel services are an important part of the holistic shaping and spiritual formation of Covenant students. Hearing teaching on the word of God informs our theology and shapes our hearts. Worshipping together unites us and draws our eyes to Jesus. God created believers to walk together, and chapel is one way we practice community three times each week.


Additionally, the Chapel Department comes alongside Student Development in mentoring and counseling students. Covenant is a safe place to ask hard questions. Followers of Christ often have doubts, faith questions, and sin struggles. Together, believers lift up each other and wrestle through questions, pointing each other to our Lord and Savior.



Hill Sisters

Traditions & Events

Covenant Scots love to celebrate a good decades-old tradition, but we also love getting creative and starting new ones. Campus events range from long-standing traditions (like Jazz on the Overlook during Homecoming and Kilter, a Sadie-Hawkins costume party) to newer events (like Juice Jam at the end of the spring semester and the Earth Day Art Show.)
French Club signup table

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs and organizations can play an important role in your Covenant experience by furthering growth and fellowship here on campus. Students with new ideas and passions are regularly adding new clubs, so explore those that are currently available or start your own!

Student service project

Mark 10:45 Service Program

Student service is part of the core student development program at Covenant. A consistent thread of service-over-self will connect the required offerings at the outset of a student’s time at Covenant with opportunities to voluntarily serve the local community in the sophomore, junior and senior years. Our hope is that seniors will graduate with hearts tuned to serve, seeing others as more significant than themselves (Philippians 2:3-4).

Culture Fest display

Multicultural Program

At Covenant, we learn from the perspectives of each and every student that joins our student body because we believe Jesus Christ makes himself known in diversity. Our diverse student body — comprised of American students of color, international students, and third culture students — promises you a culturally enriching experience.


Contact Us

For questions about student life at Covenant, please contact the Student Development office.