Campuses Are Open. Know Before You Go.

Online student from Vol State

All Vol State campuses are open to help you. However, most everything you need to do - apply, make an appointment, advising, and other business - can be done online.

Apply Now for the Spring Semester

Apply now for Spring Semester classes. They start January 19. Visit

If you have questions or need help, you can call, email or set up a virtual appointment. Visit:

We are once again doing in-person tours of the Gallatin campus. Participants will need to wear a mask and fill out the online screening form. To sign-up for a tour visit:

High school seniors should who have applied for TN Promise, tuition-free education, should remember to also apply to Vol State. The application is free. See the link above.

If you are new to online classes visit our eLearn Success page for an explanation of how the system works and links for how to use the system and be successful in online classes.

We have a full range of free online academic support available to students, including online and virtual tutoring, help with papers and assignments and even online education coaches. Visit this web page for details.

Spring Classes

Spring classes will be held in several formats, much in the same manner as fall classes. Here is a quick guide to help you see what class choice might be best for you. Please remember that most classes will be entirely online or have online components this spring.


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Online Help for Current Students

Current students can get help with using eLearn, our online learning system, at

We have plenty of academic support available online, including tutoring in math and English and help with papers and speeches. We have a list of our free services in what we call the College Success Zone.

Online learning doesn’t mean you have to feel isolated. Join our virtual campus on our main Facebook page. You can also join a special student group discussion page that we have as part of that Facebook page. Students can ask questions of each other, get tips, and sell textbooks. Just like the main Vol State Facebook page and then double click on the Groups tab to the left on that screen.

We also have info and tips available on Instagram and Twitter and videos on YouTube.

Know Before You Go

If you do plan to come to a campus please read this first:

  • The COVID-19 Screening Tool must be filled out on the day you plan to come to campus. If you are granted access, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Face masks are required. Refer to our mask protocol.
  • Social distancing will be enforced.
  • Check-In locations are in-place to screen you in to open buildings, see the campus map for entry details.
  • Don’t forget your Student ID if you are a returning student!

Building Access

All buildings are restricted to card swipe only, except the following:

Gallatin Campus -

  • Ramer - open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - screening table located at the sliding door entry at Great Hall
  • Wood - open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - screening table located at the 2nd-floor entrance sliding doors near Caudill
  • Thigpen - open Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - screening table located at the front entrance across from Wallace South
  • SRB - hours set according to class schedule - screening table located at the 1st-floor entrance next to the Wood Bldg.
    • Student lab access will be permitted until 6:00 pm Monday - Thursday.
  • Warf - hours set according to class schedule - screening table located at the sliding doors across from Ramer

All other buildings will remain locked and accessible by card swipe only. (campus map - entry doors/card swipe marked by a gold star)

Cookeville Campus -

  • Open Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm, Friday 7:15 am - 3:15 pm - screening table located at the ADA C-Hall entrance

Highland Crest/Springfield -

  • Open Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm - screening table located at the main entrance doors.

Livingston -

  • Open Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm - screening table located at the main entrance doors.

Not Comfortable Coming to Campus?

All Vol State Offices are and have been accessible by phone and/or email to our students and community.


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Email Address

Access Center






Adult Learner and Veterans Affairs


Campus Connect: New Student Orientation

Cookeville Campus


Financial Aid


Help Desk



Livingston Campus


Springfield Campus


Need help but not sure what office you need to contact? Text us at 615-570-1880.

We have computers and other IT related resources that may be provided if you need assistance.

Advisors are available to help if you have questions. Email or call 615-230-3702 to set up an online or phone appointment.

Online Library Resources

There are many research tools and other online assistance available on the Library web page.

Library and Learning Commons on Campus

The Library and Learning Commons are open on all campuses for current students and staff/faculty (no visitors at this time).

The Learning Commons is open for student computer use. All tutoring is still being held online. You can do that by visiting:

The library is open for student computer use and materials pickup.

Students are encouraged to email their request for materials ahead of time to so materials will be ready for them upon arrival.

All students and staff will be expected to follow campus safety protocols - they must fill out the screening form, wear a mask, maintain adequate distance from others, etc.

All visitors to the Library and Learning Commons on the Gallatin campus must use the entrance across from the Mattox Building. The main entrance at the Library Lawn is closed.

Contacting Divisions and Offices

These Vol State offices are staffed virtually during normal business hours to receive phone calls and emails.

If you need help with eLearn, you can email or call 615-230-3665.

If you have problems with log-ins, call the IT Help Desk 615-230-3302.

Academic Divisions

Help with WiFi for Students

Xfinity has lifted their hotspot restrictions and has opened them to the public. If you have one near you, it can access free internet. Xfinity Hotspot Finder

Following a request by the Federal Communications Commission, several internet service providers are temporarily expanding access to broadband services – either free or deeply discounted – particularly to low-income households and those with K-12 and college students. Students may have to navigate finding what’s available in their areas and what works best for them. To date, here is a summary of current offerings:

AT&T: Offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. Additionally, all public Wi-Fi hotspots are open nationwide. Click here to apply.

Charter: Free broadband and wifi for 60 days for students do who not already have an account. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.

Comcast: Comcast is offering an Internet Essentials service to those households eligible for public-assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, or SSI. Applicants can visit to enroll in the program; they may also call (855) 846-8376 for English or 855-765-6995 for Spanish.

We have set up a web page with more specific information, including college contacts if students or employees become ill.